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Public Archaeology Project Assistant

Saskatchewan Archaeological Society, Saskatchewan-wide
Deadline: February 04, 2020 - April 17, 2020


Name: Tomasin Playford

Phone: 306-664-4124




April 17, 2020

The Public Archaeology Project Assistant will help the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society deliver public archaeology field schools at For Carlton in partnership with SaskParks. This project focuses on historical events related to the fur trade at this significant site. It will include public archaeology excavations, artifact identification and cataloguing, data analysis and a project reporting component.

The candidate should have experience in archaeological method and theory, preferably with a focus on historical or fur-trade archaeology. Ideally, the candidate will be enrolled in, or have completed a Bachelor's Degree in archaeology or another closely related discipline such as History or Indigenous Studies. Computer competency in Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook is required and experience with a graphic design or database program would be an asset. This project involves a human-interest component and applicants should have experience and be comfortable working with diverse audiences and public speaking.

This position is open to all and we encourage applicants who belong to the Government of Canada's job equity groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities) to self-identify. Young Canada Works-Summer Jobs eligibility requirements require that candidates be 30 years of age or younger at the start of the position and be a current student who is returning to school full time in the Fall of 2020.

A background reference check will be required and the successful candidate will need to hold a valid driver's license as well as provide a Criminal Record Check with the Vulnerable Sector. Indicate in your application how you meet the Young Canada Works-Summer Jobs eligibility requirements.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Application Deadline: April 17th, 2020

Employment Period: May 25 – August 28, 2020
Rate of pay: $16.50/hour, 35 hours per week
**Employment is based on student grant funding

Please submit your application through the Young Canada Works website or send your CV and cover letter to:
Saskatchewan Archaeological Society
1-1730 Quebec Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9