Archaeological Field Director

Date Posted: Jul 26, 2022
Application Deadline: Dec 02, 2022
Start Date: Jul 26, 2022

Hourly From: $25/hr To $30/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Central Ontario
City: Multiple locations
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension
Organization's Field/Discipline: Heritage
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Archaeological Services Inc.
ASI is composed of a team of dedicated, diverse and talented professionals working to provide the highest quality consulting services in cultural heritage conservation, planning and management. We believe that we can contribute to an understanding of the past and to the quality of our living and learning environments. We do so through the provision of exceptional services that achieve or exceed the highest standards in conservation ethics, principles and practice.


Job Description

Archaeological Services Inc. is seeking to employ a licensed professional with a passion for cultural heritage who thrives working independently and leading a small, dedicated team. Our ideal candidate will be a problem solver, thorough, meticulous, dependable, and have a positive attitude. Preference will be given to a candidate with 5+ years of experience in field archaeology, prior experience as a Culture Resource Management Field Director and a strong background in mitigative excavation.

General Responsibilities:
  • Direct Stage 2, or Stage 3-4 Indigenous or Historical Mitigation field projects, while participating in site excavation, artifact recovery, and data recording.
  • Liaise with Indigenous Monitors.
  • Supervise, train and mentor field technicians.
  • Properly assemble and submit artifact collections while maintaining their integrity.
  • Represent the company in a professional manner when answering questions that may arise on-site from members of the public or the landowner.


The position requires a Field Director to hold a Research or Professional license from the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries in good standing.

Knowledge of the Standards and Guidelines for Consultant Archaeologists issued by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries and associated Technical Bulletins.
Appropriate field techniques and recording methods according to site type and conditions.

Additional Info:

Position Available: Field Directors for Burlington, Toronto and Kingston based crews
Hiring Manager:
Carol Bella, Assistant Manager, Human Resources
Location: Based out of Burlington, Toronto and Kingston
Employment Basis: Seasonal contract, Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm (weather dependent)
Job Type: Unionized position
Compensation: Pay is graded by experience and qualifications, starting at $23.93 per hour and as determined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement
Start Date: Immediate, training is provided before fieldwork begins
End Date: December 2022 (weather dependent)

The health of our workers is always our priority. We have developed a series of safety measures and protocols to keep our workers safe during Covid-19. All office staff are currently working remotely, and fieldwork is being conducted with appropriate physical distancing and sanitization procedures in place.

About us:
Archaeological Services Inc. is a Canadian-owned company that was founded in 1980 in response to increasing public awareness of the importance of the province's heritage. With offices in Toronto and Burlington, we are the largest archaeological and cultural heritage consulting firm in Ontario. We perform archaeological excavations throughout Ontario, exploring everything from 19th century historical homesteads to 15th century Indigenous villages.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.

How to Apply:

If you would like additional information on compensation or would like to discuss careers at Archaeological Services Inc. please contact Carol Bella at or 416-966-1069 x 277.

Please send your resume to

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