Job: Project Archaeologist


Stó:lō Research & Resource Management Centre
Project Archaeologist

Salary $29-$40 hourly
Location Chilliwack, BC


Stó:lō Service Agency requires the services of a qualified Project 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 Project Archaeologist will manage and conduct archaeological projects within S’óelh Téméxw – Stó:lō Traditional Territory, assist with the administration of the Stó:lō Heritage Policy, be involved in cross-cultural awareness initiatives, conduct research, and maintain databases.

This position reports to the Heritage Stewardship Manager. The successful candidate will work out of the Central (Chilliwack) office. Some travel may be required for this position.


  • Must have a minimum Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology (with a focus in Archaeology).
  • Must have Field Director and Permit Holder status.
  • Drug and alcohol testing required.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and be a team player with a strong background and demonstrated skills in communications.
  • Must have familiarity and understanding of Stó:lō and/or other First Nations’ culture, traditions and history, a commitment to learning more about Stó:lō culture and history is essential.
  • Must have knowledge of federal, provincial, and local governance policies/legislation related to heritage and First Nations.
  • Must have knowledge of the Stó:lō Heritage Policy.
  • Excellent physical health and physically fit for surveying in rough terrain, shovel testing, and excavation.
  • Have proven ability to work on a variety of Windows computer programs including MS Word, Excel and Access.
  • A familiarity with GIS is an asset.
  • Should have Level One First Aid training.
  • Comfortable with 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.
  • 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.
  • Artifact curation skills is an asset.
  • Stó:lō Service Agency has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated.

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 valid Class 5 BC Drivers’ License
  • Must successfully pass the required pre-employment Criminal records Check.

Salary Range:                         $29.00 – $40.00/hour dependent upon qualifications and experience

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

Application Deadline:        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

For more information about this and other employment opportunities, visit

Company Stó:lō Research & Resource Management Centre
Apply Now