Casual, On-Call

North Vancouver

Treaty Lands and Resources Department


The Archaeology Monitor is responsible for both participating in and overseeing the archaeological excavation of sites of importance to the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.


  • Acting as eyes and ears of TWN to ensure cultural materials are honoured and protected.
  • Participate in all aspects of archaeological fieldwork, as required.
  • Feedback relevant information to TWN Archaeology Liaison / Archaeologist.
  • Sub-surface testing (shovel or auger testing).
  • Inspection of areas for signs of artifacts or cultural materials.
  • Monitoring excavation (all earth moving activities).
  • Hand excavation, surveying, screening, raking, shoveling.
  • Taking daily notes and filling out timesheets.
  • Assisting with washing and cataloguing artifacts when required.
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Ability to recognize intact or stratified cultural deposits and artifacts.
  • Familiarity with basic archaeological terminology.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other fieldwork staff.
  • Good communication skills and motivated with a positive attitude.
  • Physically fit.
  • Ability to maintain focus during repetitive working conditions.
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Willing to undergo project specific safety training and able to take direction.
  • Adherence to health and safety regulations and site safety instructions.
  • Ability to accurately report work activities on timesheet with project codes.
  • Possess a valid First Aid Certificate or be willing to obtain within a set timeframe.
  • 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.


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, screening and trowling.

Mental Focus

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

Environmental Conditions

  • Highly sensitive legal, confidential and political issues and environment.
  • Communication with other departments, levels of government and 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

Modern and new office building (Coming soon)


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