Job: Senior Archaeologist


K’en T’em Limited Partnership
Senior Archaeologist

Salary $90,000-$110,000
Location Merritt, BC (Remote/Hybrid)


K’en T’em Limited Partnership (KTLP) is a for-profit corporation committed to providing the Nlaka’pamux people of the eight Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly (CNA) Participating Bands with the resources that will help them efficiently create, manage and operate business opportunities. We are leaders at putting cross-cultural values at the forefront of our business while prioritizing simple, efficient, integrative solutions that meet the unique needs of our clients.

K’en T’em Limited Partnership is hiring an Senior Archaeologist to support ongoing environmental andarchaeological projects in the Nlaka’pamux territory. The incumbent will be required to work a flexibleschedule, with office days being 8-hour shifts, and fieldwork ranging from 8-12 hour shifts. This role willrequire work outdoors, in all weather conditions, and may require work to be conducted on weekendsand extended hours during peak fieldwork months (May through October).

Primary Duties

  • Oversees archaeological field crews in locating, collecting, recording, and interpreting data for survey and excavation projects,
  • Coordinates on-site logistics for archaeological projects and resolves problems to ensure the timely, safe, and effective completion of project objectives,
  • Act as a consultant to both K’en T’em and the not-for-profit organization Citxw Nlaka’pamux Assembly,
  • Ensures the application of safe work practices by crew members during survey/excavation projects,
  • Provides functional guidance and leadership to technical staff in areas of specialty such as faunal, lithic and/or ceramic analysis,
  • Assists with project planning activities, including identifying appropriate equipment, resources, personnel needs, project budgets, and research design, and
  • Performs direct research and analysis in one or more areas of archaeological specialty, writes or co-authors archaeological survey, excavation, and analysis reposts that meet all reporting requirement.

Skills and Qualifications

  • 1-2 years experience with fieldwork,
  • Exceptional communication and report writing skills,
  • Prepared for physically demanding work in all conditions and outside normal work hours,
  • Previous work with Indigenous Government or Organizations an asset
  • Appreciation of nłeʔképmx cultural values and willingness to learn nłeʔképmx protocols, and
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, technical report writing skills, and project management skills.

Experience and Requirements

  • 4-year degree in Archaeology or Anthropology,
  • 1-2 years experience with fieldwork,
  • Meet British Columbia requirements for Field Director and be able to hold permits,
  • Valid first aid certificate preferred, and
  • Criminal Record Check (CRC)

Please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Subject line: Application -Senior Archaeologist
In Person: 2025 Granite Ave, Merritt, BC
Mail: PO Box 618, Merritt, BC V1K 1B8
Fax: 250-378-2910

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Your application to this posting is deemed to be your consent to the collection, use and necessary disclosure of personal information for the purposes of recruitment. K’en T’em respects the privacy of all applicants and the confidentiality of personal information.

Company K’en T’em Limited Partnership
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