Job: Archaeological Field Director


A.E.W. LP / Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council
Archaeological Field Director

Location Lytton, BC

The Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council (NNTC) was established in the early 1980s to protect and promote the title and rights of the Nlaka’pamux Nation. In recent years the Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council has successfully completed a number of agreements regarding the recognition and implementation of Nlaka’pamux Title and Rights. For the upcoming 2019 field season, our Environmental Services team is seeking two (2) experienced Archaeologists for full-time, one-year Field Director positions, with a strong possibility for annual extensions or a permanent position.

The position offers considerable schedule flexibility, with work weeks during the field season generally consisting of four days on and three days off. You will undertake frequent fieldwork out of Lytton and other locations in the southern interior from April through November. Although permanent relocation to Lytton is not a requirement, the field position is based in Lytton. Successful applicants will need to arrange for their own accommodations when working out of Lytton. The work location for office-based responsibilities is flexible.

Your primary duties will include both field- and office-based responsibilities, including planning, managing, directing, and reporting for heritage reconnaissance, archaeological assessments, and monitoring activities primarily associated with heritage stewardship and archaeological assessments involving the hydro-electric, forestry and mining sectors. You will work with a skilled and experienced team of professionals and technicians, under the supervision of RPFs and RPCAs. Candidates must be willing to work collaboratively with and accept direction from community members.

Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting background research and report review;
  • Planning and logistics for field projects;
  • Liaising with community members and NNTC personnel;
  • Conducting survey and shovel testing;
  • Recording and maintaining accurate field notes;
  • Collecting and logging GPS data;
  • Site mapping using survey-grade equipment and/or chain and compass;
  • Planning and executing evaluative unit excavations;
  • Drawing EU profiles and recording layer characterizations;
  • Training and mentoring field crew;
  • Assisting with report mapping, and;
  • Preparing summary, interim and final reports.

This challenging and rewarding opportunity will appeal to professionals that possess a BA and/or BSc with an archaeology focus (a Masters degree is desirable), valid (or eligible for) Field Director status for the Interior region, a B.C. archaeological field school (or equivalent), three years demonstrated experience in B.C. heritage resource management (or equivalent), knowledge and experience in adhering to occupational health & safety practices, a valid Class 5 driver’s licence, and a current First Aid Ticket (Level 1 minimum). Strong technical, mapping and reporting ability is essential. Experience with GPS (including Trimble units), GIS systems, and delivering RISC Archaeological training courses is desirable.

Other key qualities you will possess include self-motivation, excellent written and verbal communication skills, proven project management abilities, proficiency in report writing, the ability to work in a deadline-oriented environment with minimal supervision, an ability to establish and maintain effective relationships, an ability to work collaboratively in a team, and good computer skills. The ability to adapt, undertake multiple tasks, and respond quickly to changing priorities is imperative.

A.E.W. LP offers highly competitive wages and a flexible work schedule. The expected start date for this position is April 1, 2019 but alternate start dates will be considered.

If you possess the necessary qualifications and skills, please forward your cover letter, resume and salary expectations, in strictest confidence to: Tawnya Collins (

Please quote A.E.W. LP Field Director Job Application in the subject line.

We thank all applicants in advance, but only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Company A.E.W. LP / Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council
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