Job: Archaeologist


Stó:lō Research & Resource Management Centre

Salary $28.00 – $35.00/hour
Location Chilliwack, BC


Stó:lō Service Agency requires the services of a qualified Archaeologist to fill a Full-Time Position with the Stó:lō Research & Resource Management Centre.  Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry. Please self-identify on your cover letter or resume.

The Archaeologist will conduct archaeological projects within S’óelh Téméxw – Stó:lō Traditional Territory, assist with the administration of the Stó:lō Heritage Policy, support and train staff, assist with cross-cultural awareness initiatives, conduct research, maintain databases, and analyze, catalogue, and curate belongings.

This position reports to the Heritage Stewardship and Archaeology Manager. The successful candidate will work out of the Central (Chilliwack) office. The nature of this position precludes remote work.


  • Must have a minimum Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology with a focus in Archaeology.
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a field supervisor in archaeology.
  • Must have familiarity and understanding of Stó:lō and/or other First Nations’ culture, traditions and history, with a commitment to learning more.
  • Must have knowledge of federal, provincial, and local governance policies/legislation related to heritage and First Nations, including the Stó:lō Heritage Policy.
  • Excellent physical health and physically fit for surveying in rough terrain, shovel testing, and excavation in all weather conditions.
  • Proven ability to work on a variety of Apple and Microsoft products and software.
  • Comfortable working independently and in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in an effective manner.
  • Ability to maintain a healthy working relationship with staff, community representatives/members, and representatives of other organizations.
  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Maintain the confidentiality guidelines of all records, materials and communications concerning clients, staff and Stó:lō Service Agency.
  • Experience with off-road vehicles is an asset.
  • Familiarity with GIS is an asset.
  • Curation skills are an asset.
  • Stó:lō Service Agency has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated.
  • Drug and alcohol testing required.

Successful candidates will be required to provide the following if screened in for an interview:

  • Proof of education documentation.
  • References: Three names and phone numbers of recent supervisors.
  • Must possess and maintain a full and valid Class 5 BC Drivers’ License.
  • Must successfully pass the required pre-employment Criminal records Check.

Workplace incentives:

  • Employer matched pension contributions.
  • Extended health includes: Employee Life and AD&D insurance, Dental care, Critical Illness and Long-term disability, Employee and Family Assistance Program, generous sickness and vacation time. Two levels of employee benefit plans available.
  • Daily exercise break with on-site gym and 1.5 km walking path.
  • Personal equipment supplied (footwear, raingear, gloves, cruiser vest).
  • Rare weekend work; rare overnight fieldwork and no travel out of S’olh Téméxw – Stó:lō Traditional Territory.
  • Flexible work environment. 35-40 hours/week work schedule.
  • Opportunity to work closely with Stó:lō communities.
  • Offering training and certification, professional development; potential career path position.

Salary Range:                         $28.00 – $35.00/hour dependent upon qualifications and experience

Type of Position:                      Full-time with a 3-month probationary period and planned performance evaluations.

Applications Deadline:                                                                                    open until filled

Candidates will be screened according to the qualifications/requirements.   Interested candidates are required to submit a resume and covering letter.  Please include position title on subject line.  Send to:

 Stó:lō Service Agency Personnel Department
Bldg. #8A – 7201 Vedder Road
Chilliwack, BC    V2R 4G5

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