Careers

Drayton is a rapidly growing CRM firm accepting applications from qualified candidates. If you are interested in joining us, please email a resume and cover letter, including professional references. We offer full-time positions with competitive wages, a benefit package, and growth potential.

Drayton is an equal opportunity employer. We appreciate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Current Job Openings

Drayton Archaeology (Drayton) is seeking a Registered Professional Archaeologist (or one meeting the criteria). This is a full-time permanent position with benefits in the Bellingham/Blaine, Washington area. The start date is immediately. Salary ranges from $28.00 to $32.00 based upon experience and negotiable. Remote work, when appropriate, is available. Benefits include 401K, medical, sick time, and relocation expenses. 

Drayton works throughout the Northwest on a wide variety of cultural resource management projects including archaeological and historic preservation projects for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA, Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), Washington Governor’s EO 2102 (formerly 0505), and applicable local regulatory compliance projects according to jurisdictional requirements.

Requirements:

• Eligibility for listing as a Registered Archaeologist or Registered Professional Archaeologist.

• A minimum of 6 months (one year preferred) of experience participating in cultural resources survey, Basic GPS/GIS recordation, and construction monitoring in the Pacific Northwest.

• Ability to operate handheld GPS units (Arc GIS Collector).

• Available for travel throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

• A knowledge of Pacific Northwest site/artifact types, field methods and soils throughout the coast and plateau.

• Particular knowledge in historic, precontact, materials and the built environment is considered preferential.

• Have a self-directed and organized work ethic with the ability to work independently and communicate with project managers, clients, and field crews.

• Ability to manage work time efficiently and complete projects on time and within scope/budget.

• A history of stable work attendance, punctuality, a positive attitude, and reliable transportation is expected.

• Must be able to hike and excavate in rough and difficult terrain, at times in adverse conditions.

• Experience with identification of human remains is not required, but preferred.

• Knowledge of Microsoft Suite is necessary.

Job Details

Work will take place in Washington State, beginning as soon as possible. The position will be approximately 40 percent fieldwork and 60 percent office work, depending on the time of year. Work will primarily consist of cultural resources projects in Washington State. The job involves recording/updating cultural resources, completing daily logs, and working with landowners, governments, tribes and stakeholders.

About Drayton

Drayton, a Federally Certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, treats every project, large or small, with our full attention. At Drayton, we employ cultural resource professionals complimenting Archaeology with dedicated Biological Anthropology and Architectural History departments. Supporting these departments is a talented staff with specializations in terrestrial faunal analyses, historic artifacts, geoarchaeology, GIS, photography, and curation. Our staff also includes professional underwater archaeologists. Drayton is known for exceptional customer service (>95% third-party verified customer satisfaction rating) and high quality, cost-effective work complying with all tribal, local, state, and federal environmental and cultural resource regulations.

Field Technician (Permanent, Full-time)
Blaine, Washington, USA

Drayton Archaeology (Drayton) is seeking archaeological Field Technicians to provide archaeological support for our rapidly growing Blaine, WA Cultural Resources Management firm. This is a full-time permanent position with benefits. The start date is immediate.

Drayton provides comprehensive anthropological support throughout the Northwest on a wide variety of cultural resource management projects in compliance with Section 106, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), Washington Governor’s EO 21 02, and applicable local regulatory requirements.

Field Technicians will provide archaeological support to Field Directors in a combination of office and field activities, including monitoring, Phase 1-3 archaeology, and minor report writing and editing tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelors degree in Archaeology or Anthropology.
• Field school experience participating in cultural resources survey or related archaeological survey.
• Ability to operate handheld GPS units.
• Have a self-directed and organized work ethic with the ability to work independently and communicate with staff members.
• Excellent written communication and organizational skills with the ability to synthesize data and meet deadlines.
• Available for travel throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.
• Ability to manage work time efficiently and complete projects on time.
• A history of stable work attendance, punctuality, a positive attitude, and reliable transportation.
• Ability to hike and excavate in rough and difficult terrain, at times in adverse conditions.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Suite.

Desired Qualifications:
• Knowledge of Pacific Northwest site/artifact types, field methods, and soils throughout the coast and plateau.
• Particular knowledge in historic and precontact materials
• Experience with the identification of human remains.

About Drayton
Drayton is a veteran-owned, Federally Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, providing every project our full attention. At Drayton, we employ cultural resource professionals within our Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Architectural History departments. Our talented staff holds specializations in terrestrial faunal analyses, historic artifacts, geoarchaeology, maritime archaeology, GIS, photography, and curation. Drayton has a reputation for exceptional customer service (>95% third-party verified customer satisfaction rating) and high-quality, cost-effective work in compliance with all tribal, local, state, and federal environmental and cultural resource regulations.

Pay Rate
Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications – Drayton believes in paying our employees what they are worth and pay raises are awarded upon outstanding performance. Drayton’s benefit package includes 2-weeks of paid time off (sick or vacation), health insurance, 401K, and relocation expenses after 90-days of continuous employment and a 1-year commitment to the position.

How to Apply
Prospective candidates should email application materials to info@draytonarchaeology.com and indicate
“Field Technician Application” in the subject field.
A complete application consists of:
• A detailed CV including the contact information of three professional references.
• A one-page cover letter addressing your suitability for the position.

Drayton Archaeology Field Director (Permanent, Full-time)
Blaine, Washington, USA

Drayton Archaeology (Drayton) is seeking a qualified Field Director to provide archaeological support for our rapidly growing Blaine, WA Cultural Resources Management firm. This is a full-time permanent position with benefits. The start date is immediately.
Drayton provides comprehensive anthropological support throughout the Northwest on a wide variety of cultural resource management projects in compliance with Section 106, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), Washington Governor’s EO 21 02, and applicable local regulatory requirements.

The Field Director will provide leadership and oversight field technicians, interns, and
temporary/seasonal employees. This position includes a combination of office and field activities, including oversight and management of project budget and expenditures and coordination with the Principal Investigator and Deputy Principal Investigator to develop project goals and objectives. The Field Director will generate and peer review deliverables in compliance with the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) standards. Responsibilities also include identifying, documenting, monitoring, and protecting cultural resources; managing cultural resources artifacts, records, and geographic information; participating in pre-contact and historical research efforts; and working with landowners, government agencies, tribes, and stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Eligibility for listing as a Registered Archaeologist or Registered Professional Archaeologist.
• Six months (one year preferred) of experience participating in cultural resources survey, Basic GPS/GIS recordation, and construction monitoring.
• Have a self-directed and organized work ethic with the ability to work independently and communicate with project managers, clients, and field crews.
• Excellent written communication and organizational skills with the ability to synthesize a wide range of data and meet deadlines.
• Available for travel throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.
• Ability to manage work time efficiently and complete projects on time and within scope/budget.
• A history of stable work attendance, punctuality, a positive attitude, and reliable transportation.
• Ability to hike and excavate in rough and difficult terrain, at times in adverse conditions.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Suite.

Qualifications:
• Knowledge of Pacific Northwest site/artifact types, field methods, and soils throughout the coast and plateau.
• Particular knowledge in historic and precontact materials and the built environment
• Experience with identification of human remains.

About Drayton
Drayton is a veteran-owned, Federally Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, providing every project our full attention. At Drayton, we employ cultural resource professionals within our Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, and Architectural History departments. Our talented staff holds specializations in terrestrial faunal analyses, historic artifacts, geoarchaeology, maritime archaeology, GIS, photography, and curation. Drayton has a reputation for exceptional customer service (>95% third-party verified customer satisfaction rating) and high-quality, cost-effective work in compliance with all tribal, local, state, and federal environmental and cultural resource regulations.

Pay Rate
Compensation is commensurate with experience and qualifications – Drayton believes in paying our employees what they are worth and pay raises are awarded upon outstanding performance. Drayton’s benefits package includes 2- weeks of paid time off (sick or vacation), health insurance, 401K, and relocation expenses after 90-days of continuous employment and a 1-year commitment to the position.

How to Apply
Prospective candidates should email application materials to info@draytonarchaeology.com and indicate “Field Director Application” in the subject field.

A complete application consists of:
• A detailed CV including the contact information of three professional references.
• A one-page cover letter addressing your suitability for the position.