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Public Archaeology Field School Intern

Saskatchewan Archaeological Society, Saskatchewan-wide
Deadline: February 27, 2023 - April 10, 2023


Name: Dr. Tomasin Playford

Phone: 306-664-4124




April 10, 2023

The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society (SAS) is seeking a post-secondary graduate to assist in the preparation and delivery of our Public Archaeology Field School Program at Original Humboldt and Fort Carlton archaeological sites. The project includes a review of background materials, public archaeology programming, excavations, artifact identification and cataloguing, data analysis, report writing, and information dissemination to a public audience. It involves a human-interest component and applicants should have experience and be comfortable working with diverse audiences and public speaking.

• must be a recent post-secondary graduate with a degree in Archaeology/Anthropology, Museum Studies, Indigenous Studies, History or a closely related field (Master's degree is preferred but experienced BA or BSc's will be considered);
• archaeology field method experience (i.e., completed archaeology field school and/or field work);
• familiarity with historical archaeology, ideally focused on the fur trade;
• computer competency in Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint;
• experience with Access and/or editing software (i.e., Adobe Creative Suite) an asset;
• energetic, motivated self-directed but capable of working in a team setting;
• excellent communication and organizational skills;
• valid driver’s license.

In order to meet Young Canada Works-Building Careers in Heritage eligibility requirements, all candidates must demonstrate that they:
• are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, or have refugee status in Canada (non-Canadians holding temporary work visas or awaiting permanent status are not eligible);
• are legally entitled to work in Canada;
• are between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
• are willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment;
• will not have another full-time job (over 30 hours a week) while employed with the program;
• are unemployed or underemployed;
• are a college or university graduate;
• are not receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits while employed with the program;
• have not previously participated in or been paid under this or any other Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy.

The deadline for applications is 4:00 pm April 10, 2023. The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society encourages candidates from the Government of Canada's job equity groups (i.e., women, people with disabilities, Aboriginal people, and members of visible minorities) to self-identify. The SAS fos-ters a safe and welcoming environment for self-identification.
Although we appreciate all applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to supply a current criminal record check and evidence of recent graduation. Please send a personalized cover letter and curriculum vitae in confidence to the mailing address or email listed.