January 22, 2020

Treaty, Lands, and Resources (TLR)

Status: Term, Part-time (1 year, with possibility of extension) 


The Archaeology & Environmental Monitor is responsible for both participating in and monitoring archaeological and environmental work within Tsleil-Waututh Nation consultation area.


The Archaeology and Environmental Monitor works alongside archaeology consultants and environmental consultants to monitor and participate in archaeology and environmental fieldwork.

  • Act as eyes and ears of TWN to ensure cultural and environmental resources are honoured and protected.
  • Participate in all aspects of archaeological and environmental fieldwork, as required.
  • Report relevant information to TWN Archaeology & Environmental Liaison, and/or TWN Archaeology & Cultural Heritage Program Manager.
  • Monitor archaeological fieldwork, including excavation (all ground-disturbing activities).
  • Participate in archaeological fieldwork (shovel/auger testing, hand excavation, surveying, screening, raking, shoveling.)
  • Inspect areas for signs of artifacts or cultural materials.
  • Monitor environmental fieldwork (such as habitat assessment, sediment fences, in-stream works)
  • Work alongside non-TWN Archaeology and Environmental Consultants.
  • Take daily notes and fill out timesheets and expense forms.
  • Assist with washing and cataloguing artifacts when required.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Archaeological Training for this position will be provided. Ability to recognize intact or stratified cultural deposits and artifacts. And familiarity with basic archaeological terminology is an asset
  • Environmental Monitoring Training for this position will be provided. Familiarity with local plants and fish is an asset
  • Enjoy being outside
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other fieldwork staff
  • Physically fit (hiking, standing, long pedestrian surveys, moving equipment)
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Willing to travel throughout Lower Mainland area
  • Willing to undergo project specific safety training and able to take direction
  • Adherence to health and safety regulations and site safety instructions
  • Possess a valid First Aid Certificate or be willing to obtain within a set timeframe
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check


  • Good communication skills and motivated with a positive attitude
  • Ability to maintain focus during repetitive working conditions
  • Ability to accurately report work activities on timesheet with project codes
  • Willingness to learn and ability to take direction from more than one supervisor
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated, attentive to detail, able to work independently and efficiently
  • Demonstrate flexibility and cooperation


  • Knowledge of Tsleil-Waututh Nation culture and territory an asset


Physical Demands

  • Field work in variable weather
  • Works near/with potentially dangerous machinery near open excavation units
  • Repetitive actions, such as lifting, bending, raking, shoveling, and sediment screening.

Mental Focus

  • Ability to remain calm, professional, objective, and constructive.
  • Must model adherence to established systems and processes.

Environmental Conditions

  • Outdoor working conditions in variable weather.
  • Highly sensitive legal, confidential and political issues and environment.
  • Communication with outside consultants, managers, and other First Nations.
  • Occasional fieldwork outside normal office hours.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.



Training and career development

Business casual office

Community fitness & gym access


Apply by email with your cover letter and resume to: hr@twnation.ca or

Mail or drop off your Resume to:

Tsleil-Waututh Nation Human Resources

3178 Alder Court, North Vancouver, BC V7H 2V6


Please also indicate if you are a TWN Member, or “Self-Identified”, and if you are voluntarily identifying yourself as First Nations or Aboriginal.

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