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Archaeology Project Assistant

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Job Order #: 5557030

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Saskatchewan Archaeological Society
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May 29, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Completed at least some post-secondary
3-5 Years
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Saskatchewan Archaeological Society

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Dr. Tomasin Playford

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The Archaeology Project Assistant will help the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society (SAS) deliver two archaeology field schools as well as assist in ongoing archaeological site recording in Saskatchewan.  It will also include public archaeology excavations, artifact identification and cataloguing, data analysis and a project reporting component. This position will be based out of the SAS office in Saskatoon but will require some evening and weekend travel to field school locations. All travel costs will be covered by the SAS.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in archaeology, anthropology or another closely related discipline such as History or Indigenous Studies. Computer competency in Microsoft Office programs is required and experience with a graphic design or database program would be an asset. This project involves a human-interest component and applicants should have experience and be comfortable working with diverse audiences and public speaking. The successful applicant for this position will possess a knowledge of Saskatchewan archaeology and given the nature of the position, a willingness to travel is a must. Strong public communication skills and the ability to relate and communicate with diverse audiences is necessary. A background reference check will be required and the successful candidate will need to hold a valid driver's license as well as provide a Criminal Record Check with the Vulnerable Sector.

This position is open to all job equity groups we encourage all applicants including those of minority backgrounds. Funding requirements require that candidates be 30 years of age or younger at the start of the position and be a current student who is returning to school full-time in the fall of 2017. Only those selected for an Interview will be contacted.


Skills and Abilities

Work Setting
 - Non-governmental organization
Essential Skills
 - Significant use of memory
 - Continuous learning
 - Computer use
 - Finding information
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Critical thinking
 - Decision making
 - Problem solving
 - Working with others
 - Oral communication
 - Writing
 - Numeracy
 - Document use
 - Reading text
Additional Skills
 - Supervise professional and support staff and students
 - Use computer applications


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