British Columbia - Archaeologist - Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corporation

Joanne Hammond <joanne@...>

Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corporation

330 Main Dr, PO Box 178, Savona, BC, V0K 2J0




SNRC archaeologist job posting01 MAY 2019


Title: Archaeologists

Company: Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp (SNRC)

Location: Skeetchestn (Savona, Kamloops, Cache Creek)

Information: Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp is seeking two archaeologists for field and office work is based out of our office on the Skeetchestn Indian Reserve near Savona, BC. 

These are permanent full-time positions for archaeologists who have or are close to qualifying for field director status in the Plateau region.

We offer opportunities for mentorship and advancement to field director, permit holder and project manager. You will work with a skilled and experienced team of professionals and technicians.

SNRC is a full service community-based natural and cultural resources firm contributing to and directing all phases of landand resource planning and management in Skeetchestn traditional territory, protecting title and rights and respecting Secwepemc laws, culture, and traditions. We work in collaboration with the Skeetchestn Indian Band to steward the land, water and all its inhabitants with an ethic of sustainability, respect and reciprocity.

Developing economic, professional, social and cultural capacityof community members to care for Secwepemculewc is a core goal.

Experience working with Secwepemc communities and an understanding of Secwepemc culture is an asset.

ResponsibilitiesPrimary responsibilities are field- and office-based work relating to all aspects of regulatory heritage management, with a focus on forestry. Duties include

• survey, AIA, monitoring, mitigation
• reporting, mapping and site forms
• supervising field crews of trained First Nations field technicians
• liaising with clients and with neighbouring First Nations organizations
• training and mentoring field crew and office staff
• contributing research and support to ongoing initiatives.
• contributing to safe, supportive and educational work environment

Minimum mandatory skills and qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology, with an archaeology field school
• 3+ years of field experience in archaeology in the BC interior
• Demonstrated knowledge of BC Heritage Conservation Act and regulatory requirements (permits, forms, reporting), and BC Archaeology Branch policies and procedures
• Demonstrated knowledge of site and artifact identificationand classification
• Demonstrated field abilities (effective note-taking, navigating, using field equipment) 
• Technical writing, communication and organizational skills
• Proficiency with standard office computer applications and equipment
• Ability to adapt, undertake multiple tasks, and respond quickly to changing priorities
• Ability to conduct field work under a variety of physically challenging field conditions
• Valid driver’s license
• Strong commitment to safety
• Strong commitment to reconciliation and awareness of the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action

Preferred skills and qualifications:

• Membership in the BCAPA (any level)
• Experience in and knowledge of the archaeology of Secwepemculewc/southern interior
• An understanding of various management strategies for the responsible care of archaeological and other cultural heritage values and resources
• Functional knowledge of GIS applications (ArcView, QGIS)
• Valid First Aid (OFA 1 or above), Bear Aware, ATV training, S100 fire suppression, WHMIS or other workplace safety training

Compensation: Competitive wage and benefits packages (actual wage commensurate with experience and qualifications). We offer opportunities for advancement and support for achievement of additional qualifications (field directorship, permit-holding status, BCAPA membership) and other professional development and public archaeology outreach opportunities.

To apply: Send your package to joanne@... by June 10, 2019, with ‘Archaeologist job application’ in the subject line. Please include:

• Names and contact information for 3 professional references (one may be an academic supervisor; references from a First Nations community or organization are encouraged)
• a brief cover letter including wage expectations


Please feel free to contact Joanne (250-373-2493 ext 216, joanne@...) with any questions prior to applying.

In accordance with the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s Aboriginal Employment Preferences Policy (here), preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. Secwepemc candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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