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There are a number of career options for archaeologists in British Columbia. Archaeologists are employed by museums, government (including federal, provincial, and First Nation), as well as the private sector. Most archaeologists are employed by the private sector to evaluate developments to ensure compliance with the Heritage Conservation Act.

Nature of the Work

Archaeological work includes fieldwork (both survey and excavation), artifact processing and analysis, and report preparation. The majority of entry-level jobs involve survey often in remote areas (primarily for forestry and oil/gas clients). Field conditions can be difficult and the work is often physically demanding. Pay scales vary widely from company to company.

Required Qualifications

Qualifications vary from company to company and from job to job. Many companies require a bachelor’s degree in archaeology or anthropology and previous fieldwork experience (such as a field school). Outdoor experience, survey/orienteering skills, computer skills (Microsoft Office, ArcView, AutoCAD), writing skills, and strong interpersonal skills are also important.

Employment Opportunities

Current job postings are listed below. If you are looking for employment you could also contact BCAPA member companies. You may also want to check provincial and federal postings. If you have questions about a career in archaeology you can contact the BCAPA through the administrator at admin@bcapa.ca .

Current Job Postings

A nominal fee will be charged for posting jobs to the BCAPA site as of January 1, 2016. Please contact the administrator for more information admin@bcapa.ca.

Title

YVR
Senior Environmental Specialist (Archaeology)

Salary $91,587 to $119,696
Location Vancouver, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 08-FEB-2024

Environment Specialist (Archaeology) – Climate and Environment Department
Permanent Full-time

At YVR, we are boldly pursuing a greener and more resilient future and have committed to eliminating emissions from our operations, becoming net-zero by 2030. We are driven by our purpose to serve our community and the economy that supports it. The Climate and Environment department is responsible for executing YVR’s Environmental Management plan, including reducing our carbon emissions, increasing waste diversion, conserving water and protecting the ecosystem on Sea Island. We also execute YVR’s Noise Management Plan, balancing the need for safe, convenient 24-hour travel with enjoyable urban living.

Position overview

The Environmental Specialist with expertise in archaeology at YVR plays a pivotal role that encompasses multiple facets. This specialist is responsible for developing and implementing the airport’s archaeological program, conducting environmental assessments, and providing expert professional advice and direction in archaeological resource planning and management to support all development activities at the Vancouver International Airport. In addition to overseeing all archaeological fieldwork, including excavation and other ground-disturbing activities, this role also involves monitoring and assessing the environmental impact of these activities. The Environmental Specialist acts as a liaison with various stakeholder groups, fostering communication and collaboration to ensure the sustainable development of the airport while preserving its archaeological heritage and minimizing its environmental footprint.

Key responsibilities include: 

 Providing expert professional advice and direction in archaeological resource planning and management for all development activities on Sea Island.

  • Conducting audits, such as field inspections, assessments of areas, and excavations of archaeological sites, particularly at the outset of projects or in the event of unexpected discoveries.
  • Preparing and assisting in the completion of cultural resources survey reports, data entry, impact assessments, and permitting activities for assigned projects on Sea Island when needed as well as coordinating archaeology projects to ensure regulatory and environmental compliance and efficient resource management, including scheduling, staff allocation, technical approach development, and the involvement of subcontractors.
  • Develops and implements YVR’s Archaeological Program, outlining objectives and timelines.
  • Represent the Airport Authority and speak on its behalf at public meetings, information sessions and conferences as well as consult with industry, tenants, public, government, other Airport Authority departments and others on environmental and archaeological initiatives.
  • Supervision of 1-2 staff or students assisting on program support, and several professional consultants at a time in which the Specialist would have direct program supervision.

Key qualifications include:

  • Completion of a University Degree in Archaeology or Anthropology with a specialization in archeology plus registration or eligibility for registration as a Professional Archaeologist.
  • 7 years’ related experience in archaeological, environmental resource management preferably related to infrastructure, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Proven experience working with local First Nations groups including Urban Indigenous communities and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh).
  • Experience liaising with provincial regulatory bodies, municipal staff, and other levels of government.
  • A current and valid BC driver’s license is a requirement.
  • Strong written/verbal communication and presentation skills along with strong conflict resolution, mediation and negotiation skills.

This position is open to both Vancouver Airport Authority employees and external applicants. Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all internal candidates that apply for this position.

As part of our recruitment process, short-listed candidates may be required to participate in an assessment process.

Salary Range: $91,587 to $119,696 per annum, based on 37.5-hour work week. This is individually tailored to reflect your unique experience, qualifications and internal equity.

At YVR, your work experience goes beyond the paycheck. We support your personal and professional development, well-being, and a thriving work culture with generous vacation days, extensive health benefits, retirement savings matching, wellness programs, community engagement, commuting support, and continuous learning opportunities. Learn more at https://careers.yvr.ca/benefits

Please note that availability may vary based on employment type and is subject to certain eligibility requirements and potential changes by YVR.

Who We Are 

YVR is more than just an airport. We connect our beautiful province and all it has to offer to the world. We are all leaders and trailblazers for change and innovation, so no matter the department or team you’re a part of, the work you do matters.

At YVR, we are flexible in everything we do. We will work together to find ways to deliver customer excellence that helps us all thrive.

Whatever your background and wherever you’re from, you belong at YVR. If you have any questions about accessibility or require any assistance applying, please reach out at careers@yvr.ca.

 

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Title

Sugar Cane Archaeology
Archaeological Field Director/Supervisor

Salary $30-$40/hr
Location Williams Lake, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 08-FEB-2024

Job Summary:

Sugar Cane Archaeology, an Indigenous company wholly owned by Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN), is seeking an Archaeological Field Director/Supervisor to be based out of our corporate office in downtown Williams Lake.

Sugar Cane Archaeology (SCA) is a rapidly growing professional cultural resource management (CRM) services provider that is currently staffed by a several archaeologists, project managers, health and safety professionals and a seasonal field crew of 15-20 staff members.

The Archaeological Field Director/Supervisor will have experience supervising and directing field crews in conducting archaeology or heritage resource management work including pedestrian survey, shovel testing and archaeological excavation, under a Heritage Conservation Act Permit, or otherwise, within the Interior Plateau culture region in British Columbia.

This is a full-time, permanent position.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Identify and record areas of archeological potential, archaeological sites, and traditional use sites.
  • Collect data and complete data management.
  • Lead preliminary field reconnaissance surveys, post-impact assessments, and archaeological impact assessments.
  • Carry out archaeological monitoring.
  • Write permit applications, interim reports, final reports, and proposals, and authoring other technical documents as required.
  • Engage with First Nations, clients and assist with business development.
  • Training and mentoring of junior staff.
  • Maintain knowledge of First Nation, provincial, and municipal legislation & policy that is related to cultural heritage and First Nations.
  • Performing all duties in accordance with WLFN community policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Maintaining confidentially in all matters related to professional duties, responsibilities, and WLFN community standards.
  • Other duties as required, including equipment maintenance, health and safety, travel and transportation, project planning, and logistics.

Your Capabilities and Credentials:

  • Field Director status in the Interior Plateau preferred, and/or Field Director Status in the Sub-Arctic/ Boreal or Northwest Coast, or Field Supervisory experience in the Interior Plateau.
  • Experience with First Nations cultural heritage management teams.
  • Minimum BSc in Archaeology or BA in Anthropology, or a related field (including Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Forestry, Indigenous Studies etc.)
  • Minimum 2+ years experience in Cultural Resource Management in BC.
  • Minimum 2+ years experience identifying traditional use sites & features, CMTs, and lithic artifacts.
  • Commitment to Indigenous archaeology and Reconciliation with a desire to work closely with First Nations and other cultural heritage and environmental professionals in this role.
  • Experience with lithic artifact analysis and cataloguing, identification of traditional use sites & features, mapping, pedestrian surveys, subsurface testing, excavation, data collection (field notes, photographs, digital information)
  • Physically fit and able to work in challenging conditions, as workdays are often strenuous and involve difficult terrain and outdoors hazards.
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract is required.
  • Preferred tickets and qualifications include: OFA Level 1 & Transportation Endorsement, WHMIS, S100/S185, ATV/UTV/Trailer, H2S, Bear Aware, Confined Space, Ground Disturbance but will train successful applicants without these qualifications.
  • Strong communication and writing skills, including general knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Dedicated to a strong workplace health, safety, and environment culture with a willingness to participate in the team safety process.
  • Self-guided and motivated, with the ability to work independently as required.

 Working Conditions:

  • Fieldwork often involves walking ~10 km a day in challenging environmental conditions, and is carried out in all weather conditions including the cold, heat, rain, sleet, and snow.
  • Camp shifts, with non-standard hours and days of work, will be required throughout the season. Workers may share accommodations during camp shifts.
  • Some weekend and holiday work may be required during the season.

Salary: $30-$40/hr

Closing Date: February 28th, 2024 – Applications are being accepted for consideration after the closing date.

Work Start Date: Training will begin following date of hire.

 

Forward Cover Letter and Resume to:

Brittany Cleminson
Sugar Cane Development Corporation
315 Yorston, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Z6
Tel. (778) 417-0193

brittany.cleminson@wlfn.ca

cc: steffi.fischer@sugarcanearch.ca

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Title

K’en T’em Limited Partnership
Senior Archaeologist

Salary $90,000-$110,000
Location Merritt, BC (Remote/Hybrid)
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 07-FEB-2024

K’en T’em Limited Partnership (KTLP) is a for-profit corporation committed to providing the Nlaka’pamux people of the eight Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly (CNA) Participating Bands with the resources that will help them efficiently create, manage and operate business opportunities. We are leaders at putting cross-cultural values at the forefront of our business while prioritizing simple, efficient, integrative solutions that meet the unique needs of our clients.

K’en T’em Limited Partnership is hiring an Senior Archaeologist to support ongoing environmental andarchaeological projects in the Nlaka’pamux territory. The incumbent will be required to work a flexibleschedule, with office days being 8-hour shifts, and fieldwork ranging from 8-12 hour shifts. This role willrequire work outdoors, in all weather conditions, and may require work to be conducted on weekendsand extended hours during peak fieldwork months (May through October).

Primary Duties

  • Oversees archaeological field crews in locating, collecting, recording, and interpreting data for survey and excavation projects,
  • Coordinates on-site logistics for archaeological projects and resolves problems to ensure the timely, safe, and effective completion of project objectives,
  • Act as a consultant to both K’en T’em and the not-for-profit organization Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly,
  • Ensures the application of safe work practices by crew members during survey/excavation projects,
  • Provides functional guidance and leadership to technical staff in areas of specialty such as faunal, lithic and/or ceramic analysis,
  • Assists with project planning activities, including identifying appropriate equipment, resources, personnel needs, project budgets, and research design, and
  • Performs direct research and analysis in one or more areas of archaeological specialty, writes or co-authors archaeological survey, excavation, and analysis reposts that meet all reporting requirement.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 1-2 years experience with fieldwork,
  • Exceptional communication and report writing skills,
  • Prepared for physically demanding work in all conditions and outside normal work hours,
  • Previous work with Indigenous Government or Organizations an asset
  • Appreciation of nłeʔképmx cultural values and willingness to learn nłeʔképmx protocols, and
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, technical report writing skills, and project management skills.

Experience and Requirements

  • 4-year degree in Archaeology or Anthropology,
  • 1-2 years experience with fieldwork,
  • Meet British Columbia requirements for Field Director and be able to hold permits,
  • Valid first aid certificate preferred, and
  • Criminal Record Check (CRC)

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Email: HR@kentem.ca
Subject line: Application -Senior Archaeologist
In Person: 2025 Granite Ave, Merritt, BC
Mail: PO Box 618, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8
Fax: 250-378-2910

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. K’en T’em respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

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Title

Millennia Research Limited
Senior and Intermediate Archaeologist

Salary $30–$42/hr
Location lək̓ʷəŋən territory | Victoria
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 06-FEB-2024

About Us

Are you interested in working with a team that embraces new ways of doing archaeology? A team that has committed to Reconciliation with a formalized Action Plan and Indigenous Engagement Policy? At Millennia, our archaeologists and GIS specialists share a vision to provide high quality services and products using new technologies and approaches that contribute to the preservation, investigation, presentation, and knowledge of the past. And, we are committed to engaging with community and sharing these products freely and openly with the Indigenous communities for which, and with which, we work.  Our corporate culture prioritizes the inherent value of archaeological heritage and our connections with each other, including the Nations with which we work. We gratefully acknowledge these Indigenous communities, their living heritage, and the cultural legacy that has been shared with us.

We are equally grateful for the commitment, integrity and passion of our dedicated team. We are a small company of approximately 20 employees with a collaborative and team-based work environment. Millennia’s office is located close to downtown Victoria, directly adjacent to the Galloping Goose Regional Trail, and near major transit corridors with year-round walking, biking, and public transit friendly commuting options. Most of Millennia’s work is on southern Vancouver Island, but we undertake projects across British Columbia. Millennia provides archaeological services to a wide variety of clients in British Columbia including First Nations, governments, Crown corporations, and private companies and individuals.

If our culture sounds like a match with yours, please apply.

Opportunity

Millennia is looking to expand our team of permanent and temporary full-time Senior and Intermediate Archaeologist positions. Key responsibilities will vary between the positions and may include:

  • Fieldwork including survey, monitoring, and data recovery excavation;
  • Project budget and milestone tracking and management;
  • Applying for, holding, and fulfilling conditions of Heritage Conservation Act permits;
  • Coordinating with field staff, GIS staff, and senior managers;
  • QAQC of own and other’s work;
  • Field preparations and logistical support;
  • Provincial site inventory form preparation or review;
  • Writing, review and editing of AOA, PFR, AIA interim and final reports;
  • Proposal and cost estimate preparation;
  • Routine office tasks; and,
  • Liaison with clients, First Nations, and regulators.

Your Education, Credentials and Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree in archaeology or anthropology;
  • BC Archaeology Branch approved Field Directors (as per Bulletin 17). Those that can demonstrate that they are very close to obtaining this will also be considered;
  • Senior positions need to be eligible to hold permits, with preference to candidates with province-wide permit holding status;
  • Canadian citizen or valid work permit;
  • A valid BC driver’s licence (Class 5 or higher);
  • A willingness to travel and spend time away from home;
  • Compliance with current Millennia Safe Work Procedures;
  • WCB OFA Level 1 (transportation endorsement an asset);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to solve problems;
  • Experience tracking/managing multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Ability to manage your time and set priorities to meet project deadlines;
  • Able to conduct fieldwork under strenuous conditions and rough terrain;
  • Experience creating, tracking, and managing budgets;
  • Experience writing and editing technical reports;
  • Familiarity with the Heritage Conservation Act and current BC Archaeology Branch policies and bulletins.

Our Offer to You

In keeping with our corporate culture, Millennia offers a rounded employment package that supports our team in the field, in the office and in their personal lives, a package that recognizes the value of a work/life balance and well-being.  This package includes:

  • A competitive wage and benefits package;
  • A hybrid remote and in-office work environment;
  • Year-round field and office opportunities;
  • A flexible work schedule;
  • A combination of office and field work;
  • Interesting archaeological projects and learning opportunities; and,
  • Working with long-term committed clients, including many First Nations.

Wage will be commensurate with experience, skills, and qualifications. Permanent positions will be based in Victoria; temporary positions may offer flexibility or be based elsewhere in BC.

Please submit CV with covering letter outlining experience, availability, references and wage expectations to morley@millennia-research.com

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Title

Stantec
Senior Archaeologist

Salary $89,000-$133,600
Location Whitehorse, YT
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 30-JAN-2024

Description

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We are a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities we support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

We are looking to expand our archaeology team and are seeking a full time Archaeologist to lead field programs. Work will focus on projects across various service lines in the Yukon, with opportunities to contribute to projects in British Columbia.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Lead cultural resource management assessments
  • Prepare technical reports
  • Actively participate in Stantec’s HSSE programs

Qualifications

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Experience leading field-based cultural resource management assessments, including supervising staff
  • Experience identifying traditional use sites and features, CMTs and precontact and historical artifacts
  • Ability to hold a Class 2 Yukon Archaeological Site Regulation permit, or possess the required experience to become a permit holder in the near future
  • Dedicated to following and promoting a strong safety culture
  • Desire to work closely with other environmental professionals and First Nations
  • Excellent technical writing skills and experience in cultural resource management, including the preparation of regulatory deliverables
  • Self-motivated and ability to solve complex problems using sound professional judgment, creativity and innovation
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License (Yukon), or equivalent

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology or Archaeology is required. A Master’s degree is an asset.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Cultural Resource Management. Experience in the Yukon is an asset.
  • Experience working in remote locations is an asset.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees will have access to health, dental, and vision plans, a well-being program, health care spending account, wellness spending accounts, group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, group tax-free savings account, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage, and paid time off.

Temporary/casual employees will have access to group registered retirement savings plan, employee stock purchase program, and group tax-free savings account.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : Canada-Yukon-Whitehorse
Other Locations : Canada-Yukon
Organization : BC-1232 EnvSvcs-CA British Columbia
Employee Status : Regular
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Travel : Yes, 75 % of the Time
Schedule : Full-time
Req ID: 2400004S

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

 

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Title

Sugar Cane Archaeology
Archaeological Field Technician Level I/II

Salary $21-$26/hr
Location Williams Lake, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 30-JAN-2024

Job Summary:

Sugar Cane Archaeology, an Indigenous company wholly-owned by Williams Lake First Nation (WLFN), is seeking an Archaeological Field Technician Level I/II to be based out of our corporate office in downtown Williams Lake.

Sugar Cane Archaeology is a rapidly growing professional cultural resource management (CRM) services provider that is currently staffed by a several archaeologists, project managers, health, and safety professionals and a seasonal field crew of 15-20 staff members.

An Archaeological Field Technician assists Archaeological Field Supervisors, Field Directors, and Permit Holders in carrying out archaeological fieldwork. Archaeological fieldwork duties include: shovel testing, soil screening, pedestrian survey, note taking, flagging, mapping, travel and transportation, equipment management and project logistics.

This is a full-time, seasonal position with the opportunity to transition to a full-time, permanent position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Active participation in archaeological fieldwork including survey, excavation, and monitoring.
  • Assisting Field Supervisors, Field Directors, and Permit Holders with archaeological fieldwork.
  • Adhering to, and actively participating in, all required health and safety programs and protocols.
  • Performing all duties in accordance with WLFN community policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Maintaining confidentiality in all matters related to professional duties, responsibilities, and WLFN community standards.
  • Performing additional duties as required including, but not limited to equipment maintenance, health and safety travel and transportation, project logistics.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Interest in archaeology, cultural resource management, environmental stewardship, Indigenous title and rights, and natural resource management.
  • Physically fit and capable of working long days in challenging environmental conditions, as workdays are often strenuous and involve difficult terrain.
  • Commitment to Indigenous archaeology and Reconciliation, with a desire to work closely with First Nations and other cultural heritage and environmental professional in this role.
  • Strong communication and writing skills, including general knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet programs.
  • Dedicated to a strong workplace health, safety, and environment culture with a willingness to participate in the team safety process.
  • Self-guided and motivated, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team as required.
  • Previous navigation experience, including compass, GPS devices, and mapping, is an asset.

Knowledge of Williams Lake First Nation traditional territory, including the City of Williams Lake and the broader Cariboo Region, is an asset.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

  • BSc or BA in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related field (including Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Forestry, Indigenous Studies etc.) is preferred but not required.
  • Previous work experience and or/training in Biology, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geology, Forestry, Indigenous Studies is an asset.
  • Previous field experience cultural resource management and/or natural resource management of any kind is an asset.
  • Previous fieldwork experience of any kind is an asset.

Certifications:

  • A Valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License with a clean driver’s abstract is required.
  • Preferred certifications include: OFA Level 1 & Transportation Endorsement, WHMIS, S100/S185, ATV/UTV/Trailer, H2S, Bear Aware, Confined Spaces, and Ground Disturbance but will train successful applications without these qualifications.
  • RISC Archaeology & CMT Inventory Training certificate is an asset.

Working Conditions:

  • Fieldwork often involves walking ~10 km a day in challenging environmental conditions, and is carried out in all weather conditions including the cold, heat, rain, sleet, and snow.
  • Camp shifts, with non-standard hours and days of work, will be required throughout the season. Workers may share accommodations during camp shifts.
  • Some weekend and holiday work may be required during the season.

Salary: $21-$26/hr

Closing Date: February 20th 2024 – Applications are being accepted for consideration after the closing date.

Work Start Date: Training will begin following date of hire.

 

Forward Cover Letter and Resume to:

Brittany Cleminson, Manager
Sugar Cane Archaeology
315 Yorston Street
Williams Lake, BC  V2G 1H1

brittany.cleminson@wlfn.ca

cc: steffi.fischer@sugarcanearch.ca

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