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Senior Archeologist Team Lead

Musqueam Indian Band, 6735 Salish Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Req #199
Monday, June 10, 2024

About Musqueam

We are traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people. Today, we are a strong, growing community of over 1,300 members. We live on a small portion of our traditional territory, known as the Musqueam Indian Reserve, located south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Plant, the name of the plant is məθkʷəy̓. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) - People of the River Plant. We have always moved throughout our territory using the resources it provides for fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering. We remain distinct and our cultural practices are strong, despite the devastating impacts of residential schools, colonial laws banning our ceremonies, and other attempts to assimilate our people. Our lands and waters continue to support our cultural and economic practices while serving as a source of knowledge and memory, encoded with our teachings and laws. To learn more about Musqueam, please visit www.musqueam.bc.ca 

Senior Archeologist Team Lead

About Musqueam

We are traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people. Today, we are a strong, growing community of over 1,300 members. We live on a small portion of our traditional territory, known as the Musqueam Indian Reserve, located south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Plant, the name of the plant is məθkʷəy̓. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) - People of the River Plant. We have always moved throughout our territory using the resources it provides for fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering. We remain distinct and our cultural practices are strong, despite the devastating impacts of residential schools, colonial laws banning our ceremonies, and other attempts to assimilate our people. Our lands and waters continue to support our cultural and economic practices while serving as a source of knowledge and memory, encoded with our teachings and laws. To learn more about Musqueam, please visit www.musqueam.bc.ca 

Position Summary:

 

The Senior Archaeologist Team Lead reports to the Intergovernmental Affairs Department Manager. This position has the responsibility of supporting existing operations, strengthening Musqueam’s role in heritage management, and supports the Musqueam-owned archaeological consulting firm.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and support Musqueam’s capacity to manage heritage through consulting archaeology, work with Musqueam’s Heritage Permit Officer to review Heritage Conservation Act (HCA) permit applications and respond, draft reports from archaeological consultants and provide professional assessment and feedback, to manage fieldwork logistics, coordinate billing of field technicians
  • Assist in the scheduling and organization of Musqueam Archeology staff members
  • Assist in the maintenance of the assigned Archeology budget
  • Meet with various external groups for project development and maintained to ensure Musqueam’s Title and Rights are protected.
  • Oversee Musqueam Archeology Contracts and review Contractor invoices.
  • Liaise with various agencies and governmental bodies regarding heritage management
  • Assist with archaeological analysis and reporting for works completed in-house
  • Assist with repatriation
  • Support ongoing repository discussions and efforts
  • Support co-development of policies and practices for respectful management of heritage
  • Support review referrals and provide professional assessment and responses as needed
  • Speak at conferences, schools, and public events about archaeology
  • Attend intergovernmental meetings as requested/required
  • Hold permits for and provide technical support for any community-based archaeological projects
  • Undertake and lead research projects as identified by the community and/or administration and/or leadership
  • Support audit of consultants’ work
  • Assist in managing finances
  • Other Duties as assigned

 

 

 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • At least 5 years’ experience in archaeology
  • At least 2 years’ project or operations management experience
  • Eligible to hold HCA permits and in good standing with the BC Archaeology Branch
  • Valid class 5 drivers’ license and access to a vehicle
  • In-depth knowledge of the HCA and other applicable legislation
  • Experience working with and engaging other First Nations in the Lower Mainland
  • Experience writing technical reports and archaeological site inventory forms
  • Comfortable with Word, Excel. Outlook. PowerPoint, GoogleEarth, and QGIS
  • Ability to use tact and good judgment in dealing with sensitive and complex issues. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to Work in a team environment
  • Criminal record check
  • Valid Driver’s License

 

 

Working Conditions

  • The work is performed in an office environment or in field pending work required.
  • Some evenings and weekends may be required.

 

 

Why work for Musqueam?

Our success as a leader as a First Nations Government is built on the traditional teachings of our people, initiative and dedication of the Musqueam Indian Band.  Providing a highly engaged traditional government that is member focused.

  • Competitive salary
  • Living Wage Employer 
  • Training and career development
  • Business casual environment
  • Community fitness and gym access
  • Comprehensive group benefits plan and pension plan
  • Centrally located with free parking; free onsite gym and class access; close to nature trails at UBC and along the Fraser River, shops, restaurants and services.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Musqueam Indian Band, 6735 Salish Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada