Senior Archaeologist

Senior Archaeologist

  • Splatsin Development Corp.
  • Full-time
  • Enderby, BC

Website Splatsin Development Corp.

Senior Archaeologist

Established in 2007, Splatsin Development Corporation manages the economic interests of the Splatsin First Nations throughout the Secwepemcúl̓ecw (Shuswap). Profits generated through natural resource construction, forestry, environmental, archaeological, culture and heritage and consumer services are invested into the Splatsin Community for the collective benefit of all members. The result is fiscally and environmentally responsible managed land, resources, and culture for the benefit of everyone.

Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP is a full-service Heritage, Environmental, and Forestry resource management company based in Enderby, BC. We are a subsidiary of the Splatsin Development Corporation, an economic development corporation wholly owned by Splatsin. Our foundation of approach is “Caretakers of the Land.”

At Yucwmenlúcwu, we believe in work-life balance, growing rewarding careers, and the highest standards of practice. We take pride in what we do, and we are looking for passionate, progressive team players to join our dynamic and growing team.

Current Opportunity:
Our archaeology department is seeking a Senior Archaeologist for a full-time position in Enderby, BC. This role reports to the Principal Archaeologist. If you would like to be part of a corporation on the mission to generate and manage wealth through active participation in the economy while protecting and preserving the environment for future generations, we want to hear from you.


  • Holding Heritage Conservation Act permits in the Interior Plateau cultural region of BC.
  • Design, manage, and lead archaeological projects.
  • Engagement with First Nations, proponents, and regulatory agencies.
  • Mentorship and training of staff archaeologists and First Nations technicians.
  • Analysis and reporting.
  • Preparing proposals and other business development activities.
  • Actively participate in the Yucwmenlúcwu Safety Management System.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Permit holding status in the Interior Plateau cultural region of BC.
  • Graduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology, or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience.
  • Proven writing skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Heritage Conservation Act and regulatory process.
  • Experience directing archaeological assessments, excavations, and monitoring for the full range of archaeological site types.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract.
  • Ability to work outdoors in challenging field conditions.

Preferred Skills and Attributes

  • Professional specializations in any of the following: lithic analysis, faunal analysis, statistical analysis, geoarchaeology, paleobotany, or remote sensing techniques.
  • Registered Professional Consulting Archaeologist.
  • Previous experience working with a First Nation organization.
  • Thorough understanding of the First Nations consultation process.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality.

What we have to offer

  • Comprehensive benefits package including extended medical, dental, disability.
  • We offer a competitive salary based on experience.

Pursuant to section 16 of the Canadian Human Rights Act preference may be given to applicants of aboriginal ancestry.#

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