Archaeological Field Technician

Date Posted: Jul 26, 2022
Application Deadline: Nov 01, 2022
Start Date: Jul 25, 2022

Hourly From: $20/hr To $25/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Central Ontario
City: Multiple locations
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension
Organization's Field/Discipline: Heritage
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Entry level/ intern

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

Field Technicians for Burlington & Toronto crews

Hiring Manager: Carol Bella, Assistant Manager, Human Resources
Location: Toronto and Burlington
Employment Basis: Seasonal contract, Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (weather dependent)
Job Type: Unionized position
Compensation: Pay is graded by experience and qualifications, starting at $21.12 per hour
Start Date: Immediate, training is provided before fieldwork begins
End Date: December 2, 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.

Archaeological Services Inc. is committed to fulfilling our core value of employing an industry-leading team of diverse, accomplished, and dedicated professionals. We aim to create a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our employees, customers, and stakeholders, and commit to creating culturally sensitive products. Archaeological Services Inc. endeavours to foster an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported.
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.

About you:
Archaeological Services Inc. is seeking to employ people with a love for historical archaeology who thrive in a physically demanding job. Our ideal candidate will be a team player, dependable, and have a positive attitude.


Position Requirements:
Candidates must be able to perform physically demanding and repetitive tasks.
Candidates must be able to work outdoors in adverse environmental conditions in hot and cold temperatures.
We start work early in the morning; you will need to meet at a central location no later than 7 a.m. to drive to the site or be on site by 8 a.m.

A working knowledge of archaeological field methods is preferred but not required for this position.

Please highlight on your CV any specific areas of archaeological knowledge and experience (e.g. faunal, bioarchaeology, paleobotany, lithic, ceramic, historical).

We work in tight-knit teams out in the field, so successful applicants must be able to work well in groups.
You will need excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Some jobs may require temporary out-of-town billeting, so flexibility is required.

Key Responsibilities
Excavations – digging and screening archaeological units.
Data recording (for example, site maps, site records, photographs, field notes, et cetera).
Field walking looking for archaeological materials (can require walking up to 20 kilometres a day).
Conducting test pit surveys – digging pits and screening dirt for archaeological materials.

We are happy to train you on archaeological field methodologies and provide opportunities for mentorship and career advancement.

Additional Info:

LiUNA Right of Return for Seasonal Employees
This is a unionized position and prior to the completion of the field season, seasonal employees shall advise the Company whether or not they would like to return the following field season. If they advise that they would like to return, they shall be offered a seasonal position on the basis of their seniority, provided that they have the qualifications to do the available work for the following year.

LiUNA Benefits
Employees who have completed two hundred and seventy (270) days of active employment with the Company may be enrolled in the LiUNA Benefit Plan. The cost of their participation in the LiUNA Benefit Plan will be shared by the Company and the individual employees. 

How to Apply:

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Deadline for Application:
We will be accepting applications until the positions have been filled.

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