Archaeology & Environmental Monitor

Archaeology & Environmental Monitor

Internal Employment OpportunitiesArchaeology & Environmental Monitor

Archaeology & Environmental Monitor

Permanent Part Time


Treaty, Lands and Resources (TLR) is looking for someone to join our Archaeology and Environmental field team in a Permanent, Part-Time position, with possibility of full-time hours. No Experience Necessary and you will receive paid training in Archaeological Resource Management and Environmental Monitoring*

  • Work remotely from home (during COVID-19)
  • Work outdoors (after COVID-19)
  • Learn about Tsleil-Waututh’s rich history
  • Work with archaeologists and environmentalists
  • Protect TWN Cultural Heritage and Environment
  • Represent Tsleil-Waututh Nation on the land

We want you to join our team!

 Job Summary:

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

Duties & Responsibilities:

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 honored 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 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

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

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

 Work Conditions:

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.

If this role interests you, please send your resume and cover letter to