Lifeways of Canada Limited Project Archaeologist

Date Posted: 
February 17, 2020
Closing Date: 
March 31, 2020

Lifeways of Canada Limited, Alberta's original and longest operating historical resources consulting company, is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

Position: Project Archaeologist
Location: Calgary
Remuneration: Commensurate with candidate experience and education Full‐Time

Description: Lifeways is seeking a professional archaeologist minimally capable of holding Archaeological Research Permits issued in Alberta by the Historical Resources Management Branch in keeping with the

requirements of the Historical Resources Act (RSA 2000) and the Archaeological and Palaeontological Research Permit Regulation (Alberta Regulation 254/2002). The qualified candidate must provide evidence that pursuant to the regulation, he or she has prepared a written post‐graduate thesis in archaeology/anthropology or related field and has been awarded a post‐graduate degree in such at an accredited university, and has suitable field and lab experience. The candidate will be responsible for:

  • providing professional assessments and opinions of historical resources in Historic Resources Applications and Statements of Justification or similar documents;
  • designing and implementing appropriate archaeological HRIA programs in the field; and
  • producing well‐written HRIA and other reports communicating the results and recommendations.

Considerable out‐of‐town travel at all times of the year is required, as is working in inclement weather and in remote locations. Demonstrable ability to hold permits in other jurisdictions such as British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, NWT, Nunavut, and the Yukon a plus, as is knowledge of First Nations consultation and Indigenous Engagement. Candidates should be prepared to work well with others on the close‐knit Lifeways team.

Interested candidates should forward a C.V., names and contact information of three references, and supporting documentation as soon as practicable to Claire Bourges, Managing Partner via email at . The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Lifeways provides premium services to both government and private industries in western Canada and the adjacent United States. We are a private company with a sizeable, full‐time permanent staff who work efficiently together as a team through all stages of Historical Resources Impact Assessment and Indigenous Engagement and First Nations Consultation projects. Since its inception Lifeways has completed almost 1,000 archaeological field assessment studies. We have undertaken countless inventories, overviews, assessments, and artifact analyses under contract, and have provided expert testimony where needed. Combining this with multitudes of Historical Resources Act clearance applications, Lifeways has undertaken thousands of historical resources projects. For almost five decades Lifeways has helped conventional developers minimize their impact to the environment and we are proud to expand this tradition by providing expertise to newer, greener developments. As a boutique operation, we pride ourselves on our high standards.