Nokomis & District Museum

Public Archaeology Project Intern – Saskatchewan Archaeological Society

Closes April 17th, 2020

The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society (SAS) is seeking a post-secondary graduate to assist in the preparation and delivery of a public archaeology project at Fort Carlton in partnership with SaskParks. Fort Carlton (FfNp-1) operated as a Hudson’s Bay Company fur trade post along the east bank of the North Saskatchewan river from 1810 to 1885. The project includes a background research component, public archaeology programming, artifact identification and cataloguing, data analysis, report writing, and information dissemination to a public audience. The project 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 by 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; and
• Excellent communication and organizational skills

In order to meet YCW 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; and
• 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 on April 17, 2020. The SAS encourages candidates from the Government of Canada’s job equity groups (i.e., youth with a disability, Aboriginal youth, visible minorities and new Canadians) to self-identify. The SAS fosters 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 require to supply a current criminal record check and evidence of recent graduation. Please send a personalized cover letter and curriculum vitae in confidence to:

Dr. Tomasin Playford, Executive Director
Saskatchewan Archaeological Society
1-1730 Quebec Avenue
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1V9

or by email to: Dr. Tomasin Playford, Executive Director -

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