Permanent Full Time

June 17, 2021


Job Summary:

The role of the Senior Cultural Heritage Resource Analyst is to assist and support the Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Program Manager, and the Archaeology and Cultural Heritage team. The Senior Cultural Heritage Resource Analyst is responsible for creating cultural heritage policies and supporting projects that help to increase Tsleil-Waututh sovereignty over cultural heritage management.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The duties listed below are not intended to describe every function that may be performed by this position; the omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Work closely and collaboratively with the Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Program Manager and other staff in the Treaty, Lands and Resources Department to analyze and assess proposed projects and policies that may impact Tsleil-Waututh territories, traditional use areas, and interests.
  • Provide policy and project management assistance to the Archaeology & Cultural Heritage Program Manager as needed.
  • Work collaborative with First Nations and other governments to develop cultural heritage policies that are aligned with Tsleil-Waututh Nation Stewardship values
  • Work to establish positive working relationships with Crown governments, proponents, agencies, and other First Nations.
  • Assist in the development of archaeological research, lab analysis, and repatriation projects.
  • Apply archaeological knowledge to assess project risks.
  • Manage budgets including invoicing, budget reporting and all other necessary tasks.
  • Approach proposals, agreements and related opportunities with creativity and a multi-disciplinary, holistic mindset that honours the needs of the Tsleil-Waututh community.
  • Facilitates efficient records management of files along with Treaty, Lands and Resources team.
  • Provide input on communications and outreach, which may include the development of presentations, media releases, and council information packages.
  • Take initiative in improving processes and relationship-building as guided by the Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Program Manager
  • Provide input on the development of funding proposals, reports and other deliverables.
  • Review and collaborate on reports as directed
  • Prepare, facilitate and lead internal and external meetings.
  • Perform other duties as required.

 Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • Supervise, train and mentor staff, and when applicable, external consultants/legal counsel;
  • Review and approve work when appropriate;
  • Determine when work requires to be elevated to the Manager level;
  • Keep the Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Program Manager informed, up to date, and debriefed;
  • Support the Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Program Manager in providing probationary review and annual performance evaluations;
  • Develop and maintain an environment to facilitate cooperation with and amongst the team;
  • Support the Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Program Manager to ensure TWN Policy & Procedures are adhered to at all times;
  • Ensure positive and innovative communication strategies are used with and among staff, between staff and community members, and between staff and external parties;
  • Perform duties as required in the Managers absence;
  • Support the Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Program Manager and any other TWN Leadership in any other areas as needed.


  • Post-secondary degree in Archaeology or related field plus three to five (3-5) years of relevant work experience.
  • May consider alternate combinations of education and relevant work experience.
  • Understanding of the current and historical culture of Coast Salish peoples.
  • Understanding of Indigenous Rights and Title, particularly in the context of B.C.
  • Proficient with computers, the Internet and Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), Adobe, Google Earth (or other GIS software), video conferencing, and other relevant applications
  • Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred.
  • Must successfully pass a Criminal Record Check.

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under pressure; demonstrate flexibility, cooperation and ability to shift priorities rapidly.
  • Ability to solve practical problems in a culturally-appropriate manner and deal with a variety of variables in situations.
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills; attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated; able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Brings a creative and unconventional approach to problem solving (ability to think outside the box).

 Work Conditions:

Physical Demands

  • Significant desk work with long periods of manual dexterity activities (keyboard operations, filing).
  • Occasional field work in variable weather.

Mental Focus

  • Ability to synthesize complex and diverse information.
  • Ability to remain calm, professional, objective, and constructive.
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to model adherence to established systems and processes.
  • Provide detailed and comprehensive strategic advice with little notice.
  • Highly-developed ability to work under pressure.
  • Responds quickly to reassignment of priorities.

Environmental Conditions

  • Dynamic environment with multiple demands, changing priorities and constant interruptions.
  • Highly sensitive legal, confidential and political issues and environment.
  • Engagement with other departments, levels of government and First Nations.
  • Occasional meetings outside normal office hours.

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Senior Cultural Heritage Resource Analyst

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