Crow Canyon is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.

Director of Finance

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center is currently seeking a director of finance. As a member of the leadership team, the director of finance ensures that the Center successfully meets its mission and established goals by managing the development, implementation, and enforcement of financial policies and practices. This person directs and manages the annual budget, establishes financial policies and internal controls, and allocates resources to ensure the Center’s short- and long-term financial strength. The director also provides leadership and management for the finance department staff.

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Application deadline: March 27, 2017.

Archaeology Laboratory Assistant

The Archaeology Laboratory Assistant will assist with all activities associated with the operation of an archaeological research and teaching laboratory. Activities will include, but are not be limited to, collections and records management, sample processing, artifact analyses, and assisting with teaching experiential education programs to participants of varying ages (fourth grade to adults) and groups of varying sizes (one to 24 participants).

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Application deadline: March 13, 2017.

Native American Scholar in Residence

Crow Canyon is seeking scholars for the Native American Scholar in Residence Program, a new initiative for the 2017 program season. Scholars will reside on Crow Canyon’s campus for up to a week with the purpose of providing traditional knowledge, perspectives, and insights to existing curricula for student and adult participants from across the nation. This program will facilitate the development of a more holistic understanding of modern and past Native cultures, trust relations, Native perspectives, and interpretations in the disciplines of archaeology, anthropology, education, and American Indian studies.

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Application deadline: April 1, 2017.

Development Officer I

The Development Officer I is a key member of the development team, responsible for increasing fund-raising capacity and results through successful cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors. Responsibilities include initiating first contacts with prospects and donors; traveling regionally and nationally for donor visits, personal solicitations, and event support; building a portfolio of donors at the Chairman’s Council level; and donor acquisition and retention through appeals and membership renewals. This position will assist the Director of Development with a variety of projects and activities designed to achieve the annual and strategic goals of the development department.

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Application deadline: until filled.

How to Apply

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, salary history, and three references to

  Human Resources
     Crow Canyon Archaeological Center
     23390 Road K
     Cortez, CO 81321

Fax: 970.564.4389


Depending on eligibility, Crow Canyon offers the following:

  • Medical, vision, and dental plans
  • AFLAC plans
  • Four weeks personal time off
  • 403(b) group retirement annuity (4% match after one year of employment)
  • 403(b) group supplemental retirement annuity

In addition, our employees enjoy

  • a beautiful rural campus
  • professional-growth opportunities
  • the opportunity to learn about archaeology and to participate in research, education, and travel programs
  • a discount in the campus Gift Shop

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