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Current Opportunities

We are always looking for passionate people to join our team.

We currently have the following opportunity open and please send your C.V. to

Archaeological Field Technician

Position Overview

True North is seeking applicants for the position of Archaeological Field Technician to join our Ottawa Team for the 2024 Field Season on a fixed term contract basis.  If you’re motivated and looking to grow as an experienced consulting archaeologist, True North is the place for you.

Fieldwork will be primarily located in the Ottawa area and surrounding region.  The weekly schedule will generally run Monday to Friday with the potential for some weekend work.  Transportation to site daily can be arranged or mileage reimbursed.

Job Responsibilities

As an Archaeological Field Technician working for True North you will:

  • Complete Stage 2 test pitting/pedestrian survey through to Stage 4 hand excavation and feature recording

  • Work collaboratively with the Indigenous Community Members, Field Directors and other team members

  • Undertake archaeological assessments in a variety of environments and terrains, and in all weather conditions

  • Provide support to other team members both in the field and office

  • Have a “safety first” attitude at all times

  • Perform other duties as needed.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Ontario material culture and history

  • Ability to work as a member of the field team

  • Ability and willingness to undertake physically demanding work in all types of environments

  • Willingness to travel for out-of-town jobs, when required

  • Dedication to health and safety and knowledge of employee's requirements and responsibilities within the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act

  • Valid Ontario driver's license and access to reliable transportation

  • Perform other duties as needed.

Why Work for True North

  • At True North we are dedicated to providing mentorship and opportunities in the field and office to support your career

  • Competitive wages based on experience - $20 to $28/hr (+ 4% in lieu of vacation)

  • Paid travel time depending on the location

  • Per diem and single room accommodation for all out-of-town work where an overnight stay is needed

  • Company contribution towards new CSA approved work boots when required.

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