Job: Archaeologists

Title

Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp (SNRC)
Archaeologists

Location Skeetchestn, BC
Information

Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp (SNRC). SNRC is a full service community-based natural and cultural resources firm contributing to and directing all phases of land and resource planning and management in Skeetchestn traditional territory, protecting title and rights and respecting Secwepemc laws, culture, and traditions.

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

Location: Skeetchestn, BC. Our office is a beautiful and easy 40 minute drive west of Kamloops, and 25 minutes east of Cache Creek. Little to no overnight travel/camp work required.

Information: Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp is seeking a full time archaeologist for field and office work is based out of our office in Savona, BC.

This is a permanent full-time position 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, and have the unique opportunity to get to know the cultural landscape of Skeetchestnulewc (territory).

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities are field- and office-based work relating to all aspects of regulatory heritage management, with a focus on forestry, mining, energy, parks and community infrastructure projects. 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 identification and 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

Experience working with Secwepemc communities and an understanding of Secwepemc culture and the contemporary contexts and issues affecting these communities is an asset but not required.

Compensation: Competitive wage commensurate with experience and qualifications, full benefits package including matched pension contribution, and 4 weeks’ paid vacation.

We offer opportunities for advancement and support for achievement of additional qualifications (field directorship, permit-holding status, BCAPA membership) and other funded professional development and public archaeology outreach opportunities.

To apply: Send your package to joanne@skeetchestn.ca, with ‘Archaeologist job application’ in the subject line. Please include:

  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references (one may be an academic supervisor). Please ensure you have obtained consent from references to be contacted.
  • a brief cover letter including wage expectations

 

Please feel free to contact Joanne Hammond (250-373-2493 ext 216, joanne@skeetchestn.ca) 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.

Company Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp (SNRC)
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