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Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i, Inc. (CSH) has 40 years’ experience providing quality cultural resource management (CRM) services throughout the Hawaiian islands. CSH seeks to hire multiple archaeologists for its O‘ahu and Kaua‘i offices. Please refer to


Position Description

At CSH, an archaeologist is expected to be a “jack of all trades.” Regarding fieldwork: under the direction of a project supervisor, you will perform standard archaeological field investigations, including 100 percent pedestrian surveys, archaeological feature identification, mapping, and recording, shovel test excavations, controlled test excavations (test pits), areal excavations, and backhoe testing programs. You will need to work independently as an archaeological monitor on various development projects. You should be comfortable and safety-conscious around heavy machinery and construction sites. You will be expected to provide detailed records of your work on the appropriate survey, site recording, excavation, and monitoring forms. The excavation of human skeletal remains will likely be part of your duties. Fieldwork often involves strenuous physical labor, from hiking over rough terrain and/or through dense vegetation, to vegetation clearance with a machete, to pick and shovel excavations.

Regarding office work: with appropriate supervision you will be expected to write up the results of fieldwork. This will include historic property descriptions, stratigraphic profile descriptions, and assessments of historic property significance. You are expected to become increasingly familiar with the Hawai‘i State and federal historic preservation regulations. Report writing will also involve preparing historical and environmental background sections and previous archaeological work summaries. Besides report writing, office work may also include inputting information into the CSH Access database, digital drafting, various forms of laboratory work and curation, and GIS work.



An undergraduate degree in Anthropology/Archaeology and demonstrated experience working in CRM archaeology is required. You must have a valid driver’s license and will need your own transportation to get to various job sites. Applicants with graduate degrees and/or prior archaeological work experience in Hawai‘i and/or other Pacific Islands are preferred. CSH is looking for full-time, permanent, employees to grow and advance with the company.



Compensation is commensurate with past experience, skills, education, and productivity. Pay packages include medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) program, a paid time off program, and a company profit sharing program.


To Apply

If interested, please submit a resume, three references (with phone and email contacts), and a short (one to two page), preferably technical/descriptive writing sample (for example, an excavation summary or an archaeological site/feature description) to CSH, attention Matt McDermott: or

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