Excavator Position @ La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

  • Position: Excavator
  • Employer: La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
  • Qualifications: Previous paleontological or archaeological field experience
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Application Deadline: the position is available until May 12th 2017
  • Queries and Applications: elindsey@tarpits.org
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Offer full description:

The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is seeking to hire (2) temporary, full-time Excavators to assist with the summer excavation of Pit 91 in Hancock Park.  Work will take place between June 1st 2017 through September 15th 2017, with a work week from Wednesday through Sunday.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Resumption of excavation within the previously defined grid system
  • Adherence to previously established excavation procedures
  • Daily documentation of work accomplished via field notes
  • Routine asphalt and water removal on a daily or as-needed basis
  • Closure of the excavation at the end of the season

Job requirements:

  • Previous paleontological or archaeological field experience
  • Ability to follow directions to ensure that all work is executed correctly and safely
  • Experience working with and around power tools
  • Willingness to work full days in a covered outside area in various weather conditions, including high temperatures
  • Ability to perform extended periods of standing, stooping, climbing, lifting, pulling, pushing and reaching
  • Must be capable of repeatedly lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Daily contact with liquid asphalt, asphaltic matrix, and ground water
  • Occasional need to wear protective equipment (respirator, goggles, gloves, etc.)
  • Willingness to work in public view in excavation site, (15) feet below ground surface
  • Willingness to interact with the public or news media as required
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in teams
  • Excellent organizational/time management skills

Competitive salary and benefits. This is a full time, temporary, non-exempt, overtime-eligible position.

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the full contact information of at least three professional references to Dr. Emily Lindsey elindsey@tarpits.org. Applications are due by 5pm PST on Friday May 12, 2017.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, No Phone Calls, No Fax.

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Image Credit: La Brea Tar Pits and Museum

Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)