Job Opportunities

Please Note: With the exception of positions with the organization, the Ontario Archaeological Society makes every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of materials posted on this page, these postings should not be taken as an endorsement of the job position or the advertising body by the OAS. Individuals interested in these positions are encouraged to exercise due diligence prior to entering into a contractual relationship of any kind.

The Ontario Archaeological Society is seeking applications for three summer student positions:

Position 1 - Online workshop development assistant: The student will work with the Director of Education to develop on-line training workshops for Indigenous Archaeological Monitors and Archaeological Field Technicians. Content will be provided by OAS members. Responsibilities will include liaising with OAS members, and video editing.

Position 2 - Artifact Collections Assistant. This student will work with Lakehead University employees, including the President-Elect to assist with analyzing archaeological materials from selected collections donated to the Dept. of Anthropology.

Position 3 - Online symposium planning assistant: The student will work with the symposium organizing committee to plan the upcoming symposium, including sending out calls for sessions and papers, assisting with fundraising, and organizing registration.


  • All students must be currently enrolled in a secondary, or post-secondary institution or within six months of graduation
  • They must have reached the age of 15 and not yet reached the age of 25 upon commencement of employment OR up to 29 years of age for persons with a disability, within the meaning of s.10 of the Ontario Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19, as amended from time to time.
  • Proof of student enrolment must be provided to the employer.-Students must be residents of Ontario during the period of employment.
  • Students must be eligible to work in Canada and have a Social Insurance Number (SIN).
  • Students should be living in Ontario at the time they start work.

Please send applications to with the position you are applying for indicated in the subject line. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and one reference. Applications are accepted until the positions are filled


– Limited Contract (Ontario Archaeological Society)

1.0            SUMMARY OF WORK

Under the auspices of an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant, the Ontario Archaeological Society (OAS) is looking to hire a qualified archaeologist to assist with our northern programming of Indigenous archaeological monitor training.


The OAs is a registered charitable organization that promotes the ethical practice of archaeology in the Province of Ontario and beyond. Our collective goals include bringing together individuals and groups interested in the practice, promotion, and advancement of Ontario archaeology, discourage illegal archaeological looting and destruction, facilitating the exchange of ideas and information, publishing archaeological findings, and promoting responsible and ethical archaeological practices.


The OAS was awarded a Grow Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to hold Indigenous Archaeological Monitor Training in northern Ontario, an underserved area for the OAS. This foundational archaeological training includes modules on culture history, artifact identification, human osteology, zooarchaeology, and the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture Industries (MHSTCI) Standards and Guidelines and Indigenous Engagement. The training involves participants from northern First Nations with a focus on youth.

4.0            STATEMENT OF WORK

The OAS is seeking a qualified archaeologist to develop additional training modules. The first training was conducted at First Nations facilities in person in 2019. Due to the current pandemic, the training has been moved to online/virtual delivery to protect the health of the participating First Nations’ communities. This modification to the training means that several of our applied modules cannot be delivered in their usual format, including the cancellation of some applied learning activities. The OAS is looking for an archaeologist to develop new/additional curriculum on the following topics: photography, site formation, mapping, and seriation.

5.0            DELIVERABLES

The curriculum will be developed in PowerPoint to be delivered over zoom and stored in an online learning management system. The curriculum will include 1.5 hours of lecture for each module and a 30-45 min exercise for students to complete on their own but facilitated by course materials/information.

6.0            CONTRACT DETAILS

The contract for this work is a $12,000 budget that includes the following (inclusive of taxes):

  1. Fees for the initial meeting and curriculum development planning (online)
  2. Fees for any research and the development of curriculum topics
  3. Fees for the creation of PowerPoint content
  4. Fees for familiarization with online learning management system and uploading of content
  5. Fees for online delivery of the curriculum content developed
  6. Fees for participation in the OTF required evaluation of the training
  7. Fees for any additional necessary meetings (online)

The budget must include all costs associated with curriculum development, meetings, and any other required online activities.

This contract will begin June 15th and end August 27th.


To be eligible, the following materials must be received by the deadline.

Cover Letter

  1. Dated and signed by a person with authority to negotiate and make commitments to the RFP
  2. A statement demonstrating the contractor’s understanding of the project and deliverables
  3. The name of the main contact person

Proposed Project Plan

The project plan must take into consideration the short timeline of the project with a focus on timely delivery of the modules including lectures and exercises. Provide a work schedule.


  1. Masters or Ph.D. in relevant field (archaeology/anthropology)
  2. Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver archaeological course content
  3. Experience working with First Nations, particularly youth
  4. Knowledge of the northeastern Ontario archaeology
  5. Understanding and experience with online learning management systems
  6. Individual/Organization must be based in the Algoma, Cochrane, Manitoulin, Sudbury District

Costs and charges

Provide an all-inclusive fixed cost estimate for your proposed contract and identify the expected costs and time allocation for each component.


If you are interested in applying and have any inquiries, please contact:

Sarah Hazell, Workshop Coordinator



Qualified suppliers of these professional servicers can submit completed proposals by email to:


Closing date and time: Proposals must be received by May 31st at 4:30pm.

Project Completion: The project completion deadline is August 27th at 4:30pm.


Note: Only complete applications will be considered.

Archaeology Field Supervisor - Markham, Ontario (Stantec Consulting Ltd.)

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We are a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that is critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best. We have openings for Intermediate to Senior Archaeology Field Supervisors to support work based out of our Markham and Hamilton, Ontario offices. Your primary role will be to organize, lead, and supervise our teams of dedicated field technicians to deliver industry-leading archaeological services for our Clients. This is an opportunity to showcase your breadth of knowledge, experience, and talent in a dynamic role to explore, protect, and conserve Ontario’s rich and diverse history.

Please be advised the Archaeology Field Supervisor position you are applying for was recently certified by the Labourers’ International Union of North America, Ontario Provincial District Council (LiUNA). As a result, your terms and conditions of employment will ultimately be governed by the provisions of a collective agreement reached between Stantec Consulting Ltd. and LiUNA

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise and perform archaeological assessments and mitigations utilizing a variety of field methodologies, including archaeological survey, testing, excavation, surface collection, and monitoring.
  • Quality control fieldwork and data, and ensure work is completed in accordance with the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries’ (MHSTCI) Standards and Guidelines for Consultant Archaeologists.
  • Supervise a team of Archaeology Field Technicians.
  • Lead and motivate your field team to achieve productivity goals.
  • Take initiative and be responsive to changing project, equipment, material, and personnel needs.
  • Work must comply with occupational health and safety policies and procedures and Stantec’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) program, policies, and safe work practices.
  • Work with senior technical advisors, Project Managers, and Task Managers to ensure delivery of high-quality products that meet our clients’ unique project needs.
  • Learn from and assist senior technical advisors in the development of advanced technical methods, techniques, documents, and tools.
  • Work with Indigenous communities to develop and maintain relationships of mutual trust, respect, and collaboration.
  • Travel within Ontario and overnight for extended durations is required.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • A thorough understanding and application of the MHSTCI’s Standards and Guidelines for Consultant Archaeologists is required.
  • Working knowledge of Indigenous and Euro-Canadian archaeological resources and artifacts, including the identification of archaeological stratigraphy, cultural features, and settlement pattern.
  • Experience with GIS and ArcGIS and other digital data applications, as well as transits and total stations.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed field notes, drawings, and maps.
  • Leadership skills and ability to motivate a team is essential.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including exceptional MS Office skills.
  • Attention to detail is critical.
  • Thorough understanding of technical writing skills with particular emphasis on reporting requirements of the MHSTCI.
  • Experienced at working well in a team atmosphere and independently as required.
  • Working understanding of policies and procedures for HSSE, including client-specific training (as required).
  • Must have the willingness to learn new skills.
  • Conscientious, organized, disciplined, and goal oriented.
  • Builds and maintains productive professional and personal networking relationships within their technical team.
  • Ability to perform rigorous physical activities under adverse weather conditions.
  • Good driving record and valid driver’s license required.

Education and Experience Minimum BA/B.Sc. in archaeology; or equivalent combination of education and experience Minimum R license holder with the MHSTCI in good standing.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Apply Online:

Project Coordinator – Six Month Contract (Ontario Archaeological Society)

Are you motivated to make a difference in Ontario archaeology? If so, consider this challenging opportunity with the Ontario Archaeological Society (OAS). We are seeking a dynamic, motivated individual with a passion for Ontario Archaeology to fill the temporary, full-time position of a Project Coordinator. In this role you will work with the Society’s Board of Directors, Regional Chapters and membership to coordinate the development of best practices documents for Ontario archaeology. 

General Job Description

The Project Coordinator will report to the OAS President and assist the Best Practices Committee and the Board of Directors in advancing the development of best practices guides as set forth in the current OAS Strategic Plan. This person will play an active role in advancing the OAS mandate to promote the ethical practice of archaeology through the development of guidance documents for the practice of archaeology in Ontario.

The OAS supports a safe and dynamic workplace. Due to Covid-19 protocols, this position will be completed on an at-home basis until it is safe to resume in-person meetings.


The individual will have the following minimum qualifications:

-        At least a Master’s degree in archaeology, preferably specializing in Ontario

-        At least three years of recent direct work experience in the archaeology sector in Ontario, and preferably holding a valid archaeological licence

-        Understanding of the current legislation and policy that pertains to archaeological heritage in Ontario

-        Demonstrated abilities in networking between organizations and individuals

-        Demonstrated project management experience

-        Proficiency in a wide range of computer applications, including MS Office Suite, cloud-based sharing software, database software and Adobe pdf editing software

The individual will have the following specific abilities:

-        Be responsible for the overall management of the project, including development of a project schedule, and tracking project deliverables

-        Have excellent writing skills and be capable of assisting with the development of the best practices guides

-        Be able to conduct research to assist with creating evidence-based guidance for the practice of archaeology

-        Be able to coordinate meetings, regular updates and manage schedules to ensure the successful completion of the project deliverables

-        Be able to work independently

-        Be able to take direction and work efficiently in collaboration with the Best Practices Committee and the Board of Directors

Applicants should send an application package including a cover letter detailing relevant experience and skills, a C.V., a writing sample, and a list of three employment references to:

Jim Sherratt, President


Review of applications will begin at May 7, 2021 until this position is filled.

The OAS is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applications from  all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This is in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements.

Program Evaluation Contract

The OAS invites applications for a small program evaluation contract. The evaluator will examine our OTF "Train the Trainers" initiative and provide a short report to the OAS and MCFN. Information about the program can be found here: For more information about the contract, deadlines, and remuneration, or to submit a statement of interest, contact

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