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Archaeological Field Technician

Taiga Heritage Consulting Ltd., Grande Prairie

Taiga Heritage Consulting Ltd is an employer that is participating in the Archaeological Society of Alberta (ASA) Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Industry Voucher Program. To obtain more information about the ASA WIL Voucher Program please visit our web pages for students and employers.


This is an opportunity to work with a firm that believes in nurturing talent with a strong culture and underlying values that prize collaboration, diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. We are looking for individuals who like to discover, love to dig and not afraid of challenges.


Taiga Heritage is a privately owned cultural resource management company, operating out of Grande Prairie, Alberta. Since 2013, Taiga has been engaged in numerous archaeological projects for First Nations and Inuit, private sector industries and governmental agencies in western Canada. Projects have included consultation with a variety of industries to ensure legislation compliance, research projects with First Nations and educational outreach programs in northern Alberta and Northwest Territories.


Taiga Heritage Consulting Inc. is committed to the highest quality consultation services in archaeology, cultural heritage conservation and management. We strive to understand the past through the provisions of exceptional services that achieve or exceed the standards of archaeological ethics, principles, and practices.

Job Title: Archaeological Field Technician

Job Description:

• an interest and knowledge of history and archaeology.

• apply archaeological theory and methods in various field investigations to reconstruct the past

• conduct pedestrian and arial surveys of the landscape using a variety of technology

• use scientific techniques to excavate archaeological sites and conduct sub-surface inspections

• recognition and proper collection of archaeological artifacts and material

• find and assess archaeological sites including mapping and recording field notes

• engagement with community members, First Nations, and other stakeholders

• participate in Taiga’s safety program.

Skills and Qualifications:

• an interest and knowledge of history.

• knowledge of sociology and anthropology for understanding society and culture

• to be thorough and pay attention to detail

• persistence and determination

• excellent verbal communication and analytical thinking skills

• must be able to conduct field work in remote locations and be comfortable in the field

• candidates should be able to perform physically demanding tasks in various environments

• must have valid driver’s license.

This archaeological field technician position will be for April to November 2024. Rate pay is $18-$20 depending on the applicant’s experience. Resumes could be sent to Grzegorz at

Grzegorz Kwiecien

Taiga Heritage Consulting Ltd.

12433 106 A Street Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8K9

phone: 780-882-4399