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Archaeological Interpreters/Assistants for Bodo Archaeological Site and Centre

Closing Date: Apr 12, 2024
Bodo Archaeological Society, Bodo, Alberta

The Bodo Archaeological Society 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.


Applications are due April 12, 2024. 

For more information or to submit a resume, cover letter & references, please contact: Courtney Lakevold, Programs Manager/Archaeologist, Bodo Archaeological Society

p. 780.753.7506            e.

Employment start and end dates are tentatively mid-May to the end of August 2024.

Position Responsibilities

Museum interpretation: guide visitors through the Bodo Archaeological Centre and Site

Implementation of educational programs to the public: oversee kids days camps, assist with tours, provide day-to-day tourism support, drive tourists in a van to and from the archaeological site

Archaeological fieldwork: survey and excavation at the Bodo Archaeological Site, as well as assisting the archaeologist with other everyday activities including the supervision of public participants

Archaeological lab work: organizing and cataloguing large amounts of lithic, ceramic, and faunal artifacts.

Operational tasks: includes (but not limited to) maintaining center cleanliness, assisting in the gift shop, responding to inquiries, recording and managing tour/program bookings, and maintaining interpretive displays

Position Qualifications

One position requires that you have been a full-time student in the semester preceding the job and intend to return to full-time studies in the semester following; the other position is for youth between the ages of 15-30

Experience and enthusiasm working with the public, especially children, in an interpretive and educational capacity

Excellent leadership, communication and teamwork skills

Enthusiasm, patience, creativity, initiative, and flexibility is a must

Preference will be given to individuals with at least 2 or 3 years of undergraduate training in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, museum studies, education or/and related fields

Previous archaeological lab and field experience is an asset

Possess an Alberta Class 4 Driver's License (or equivalent to drive a bus with up to 25 passengers) prior to the job commencement date; provide an adequate driver’s abstract

Undergo a criminal record check; have valid first aid and CPR training

Basic computer, internet and AV skills are necessary

Expected to live near the Bodo, Alberta area for the summer months and weekend work is required