Job: Junior Archaeologist

Title

Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp (SNRC)
Junior Archaeologist

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 junior position built on mentorship, with opportunities for advancement. You will work with a skilled and experienced team of professionals and technicians, under the supervision of RPFs and RPCAs. You’ll gain unique experience working on a wide spectrum of cultural heritage management challenges, 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, and energy (survey, AIA, monitoring, mitigation, reporting, mapping and site forms). The position includes mentorship under our experienced archaeologists and field technicians, supervising small projects, liaising with clients and with neighbouring First Nations organizations, and contributing research and support to ongoing initiatives.

Contributing to safe, supportive and educational work environment is an essential part of this position.

Mandatory skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology, with an archaeology field school
  • Minimum 2 seasons’ of field experience in archaeology on the Interior Plateau
  • Demonstrated knowledge of BC Heritage Conservation Act and regulatory requirements, including awareness of BC Archaeology Branch policies, procedures and standards
  • Demonstrated knowledge of site and artifact identification and classification
  • Demonstrated field abilities (effective note-taking, navigating, using standard field equipment)
  • Excellent technical writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with First Nations communities
  • Ability to adapt 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

Preference to candidates with:

  • Status as qualified field director and/or permit holder in the Interior plateau region
  • Membership in the BCAPA (any level)
  • Experience in and knowledge of the archaeology of Secwepemculewc/southern interior
  • 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.

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

  • Contact information for 3 professional references (one may be from 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, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. Secwepemc candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Company Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp (SNRC)
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