Senior Principal Investigator – Archaeology, Richmond, VA

Gray & Pape, a national cultural resources management (CRM) firm, is seeking a Senior Principal Investigator – Archaeology to join our Richmond, Virginia office. The expected salary range is $77,286-$104,564, based on experience and qualifications, as a full-time, regular status, exempt employee. Gray & Pape offers a hybrid work environment with built-in flexibility that includes 2 days in the office per week.




Summary of the Role

The Principal Investigator-Archaeology is responsible for conducting and overseeing all aspects of archaeological studies. This includes archaeological, cultural, historical, and environmental research; literature reviews/desktop assessments; archaeological reconnaissance and due diligence surveys; Phase I archeological surveys; Phase II archaeological testing and evaluation; Phase III archaeological excavation, data recovery, and mitigation; archaeological, cultural, and historical artifact and laboratory analysis; preparation of archaeological, cultural, historical, and environmental contexts; preparation of a variety of archaeological documentation and technical reports; and preparing artifacts and records for curation.


If you are interested in joining our team, please submit the following to Charity Kys, HR Director, at  No phone calls, please.


  • Cover letter detailing expression of interest;
  • Resume or CV;
  • One writing sample (preferably as sole/primary author) from the past 3–5 years.

Gray & Pape, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing an environment of respect and inclusion where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking, or sexual harassment, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. If you need to request an accommodation related to disability, religion, or related to domestic violence, stalking, or sexual harassment, please contact Human Resources.

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