Job: Heritage Field Director


Heritage Field Director

Salary $30-$35 hourly
Location Southern Interior or Lower Mainland


The Organization:

A.E.W. LP was formed in 2017 by Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council member communities to carry out “on the ground” work related to archaeology, the environment and wildlife protection. This work has been made necessary by activities of others within the Nlaka’pamux homeland including transportation, mining, forestry, oil and gas, and utilities projects. The Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council is not opposed to development within our homeland, but developments and activities must be consistent with Nlaka’pamux title and rights.

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The Role:

A.E.W. Limited Partnership (A.E.W. LP) is seeking full-time Heritage Field Directors based out of Southern Interior or Lower Mainland, BC.

We are in search of highly motivated leaders to work with the Archaeology department as a Heritage Field Director to provide on-site management, direction and reporting of activities and personnel related to archaeological projects and Cultural Heritage projects.

Reporting to the Director of Archaeology, the Heritage Field Director will:

  • Conduct background research and report review
  • Planning and logistics for field projects
  • Liaise with community members and NNTC personnel
  • Conduct survey and shovel testing
  • Record and maintain accurate field notes and photographic records
  • Collect and log GPS data
  • Site mapping using survey-grade equipment and/or chain and compass
  • Planning and executing evaluative unit excavations
  • Draw EU profiles and recording layer characterizations
  • Train and mentoring field crew
  • Submit and complete daily field paperwork to the Project Manager for approval
  • Assist with report mapping
  • Supervise more junior staff and other field workers where appropriate
  • Prepare summary, interim and final reports
  • Commit to be a positive team member
  • Commit to respecting Nlaka’pamux title and rights
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Graduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience
  • Field Director status for the Interior Plateau B.C.
  • 4 years demonstrated experience in B.C. heritage resource management (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge and experience in adhering to occupational health & safety practices
  • Strong technical, mapping and reporting ability
  • Proficiency with MS Word and MS Excel
  • Experience working within a team environment
  • Experience working with Indigenous Communities
  • Valid First Aid certification (Level 1 minimum)
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s licence
  • BC-based archaeology field school (or equivalent)

What makes AEW LP special?

  • Employee centered with the opportunity for personal development and growth.
  • Be apart of company that is inclusive and thriving.
  • A Competitive compensation package with overtime and safety allowances.
  • Wage ranges from $30 – $35 per hour depending on experience.
  • A Matching Group Retirement Pension program
  • An Extended Health and Dental program
  • Paid Vacation with additional time off during the holiday season.
  • Flexible work schedules with work from home opportunities.

If you are interested in this opportunity and possess the necessary qualifications and skills, please forward your cover letter and resume to email:

The deadline for applications is open until filled.

We thank all applicants in advance. Please self-identify, as preference will be given to Nlaka’pamux.

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