This post is part of a series of posts aimed at answering the question, quantitatively by looking at job postings- What qualifications do I need to get X job in archaeology. The previous post looked at field tech positions and this one looks at crew chiefs in CRM (North America). Here is the percent of job posts listing the respected qualification.
Each job is different and may require only one or all of these aspects. For example some jobs would prefer an MA but will accept a BA (why 65% and 53% job postings list them as a requirement). In general, a degree and previous experiences of varying degrees, especially local/regional, will greatly improve your chances of getting a job. Being permitted for federal (meeting Secretary of Interiors qualifications comes under this) or state will also help your chances. Also, having a MA will help you more then when you apply for a field tech position.
Will meeting these requirements get you the job? NO, there are no guarantees. Most of these requirements are check boxes of the bare minimum. Meaning you must have at least these qualifications to be considered for a job.
Methodology – jobs postings on the job website Shovelbums was examined for the year 2010. All postings involving crew chiefs were examined and the numbers were compiled above. A total 34 posts were used for the data; duplicate posts were eliminated.