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#16373 Archaeological Field Technician - Archaeological Services Inc.

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Employer Information

Carol Bella

Archaeological Services Inc.


528 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON

416-966-1069 Ext: 277



Job Description

Skilled Trades / General Labour


September 04, 2018

July 27, 2018



Full-time Contract - 3 months ends approx. November 30th

Monday to Friday 8am-4pm

$136/day - $168/day Education&Experience


Hiring Manager:        Greg Pugh, Director of Operations

Location:                    Based out of Burlington and Kitchener-Waterloo

Employment Basis:   Seasonal contract, Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm (weather dependant)

Compensation:          Pay is graded by experience and qualifications, range $136 - $168/per day

Start Date:                  September 2018

End Date:                    End of November 2018 (weather dependant).

About us:

ASI 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.  ASI is a family friendly and inclusive employer.

About you:

ASI is seeking to employ people with a love for the outdoors 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 tasks (e.g. walking c. 20km a day or hand excavation) in adverse environmental conditions (e.g., rugged terrain, remote locations, hot and cold temperatures). We start work early in the morning; you will need to meet 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 not required for this position. We are happy to train you on identifying and processing artifacts recovered in the field and to recognize and interpret archaeological features and stratigraphy.

We work on 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.

Preference will be given to people with a G-License, First Aid training, their own vehicle and/or an Archaeological License.

Key Responsibilities

Field walking, test pit surveys, the digging and screening of archaeological units, and data recording (e.g., site maps, site records, photographs, field notes, etc.)

How to Apply:

Please send your resume to employme@asiheritage.ca

Deadline for Application:

We will be accepting applications throughout July. Interviews Mon. July 23 to Wed. July 25, more TBD as necessary.

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