About K’ómoks First Nation

We, the K’ómoks people, envision a prosperous and healthy nation, in which we exercise our rights and title throughout our territory, honouring our people, lands, waters, cultures and languages. K’ómoks First Nation ensures the well-being and self-sufficiency in all aspects of our Nation by asserting our rights and title while upholding our members.

About the Role 

As an Archaeologist and Project Coordinator, you will play a crucial role in leading and conducting archaeological research and coordinating projects related to the preservation and documentation of K’ómoks First Nation’s cultural heritage. This position requires a combination of archaeological expertise, project management skills, and a deep understanding of the cultural significance of archaeological sites for Indigenous communities, and specifically for K’ómoks Nation.

What you will be doing

  • Lead, manage, and schedule fieldwork associated with the Cultural Heritage Investigation Permits (CHIPs).
  • Conduct archaeological surveys and excavations in collaboration with K’ómoks First Nation (KFN), community members and external stakeholders.
  • Develop and manage project plans, timelines, and ensure filing is updated and maintained.
  • Document and analyze archaeological findings, artifacts, and structures.
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and invoices, detailing archaeological findings, methodologies used, and recommendations for CHIP.
  • Document and submit contraventions of the Heritage Conservation Act (HCA) and works with the Natural Resources Officers (NRO) on reporting relating to any contraventions of the HCA; follow up on investigations and inform Director of Intergovernmental Relations (DIGR).
  • Apply ethical and culturally sensitive practices in archaeological research and reporting.
  • Research general information on referrals and preparing summaries as required.
  • Accept referral permit requests, and monitoring follow-ups as required.
  • Report to KFN community through presentations and documents on site findings and materials.
  • Collaborate with KFN Culture Department, other departments within KFN, external partners, and consultants as necessary.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

What you will need

  • A degree in Archaeology, Anthropology with Archeology focus, or a related field; Masters is preferred.
  • Previous work experience and/or training in Archeology, Referrals, or Indigenous Studies is an asset.
  • Strong project management skills, including budgeting and timeline management.
  • Effective written and verbal communication and collaboration skills to work cross-functionally and present findings to diverse audiences.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of the Heritage Conservation Act and archaeological permitting in BC.
  • Knowledge and experience with First Nation’s traditional knowledge, mapping, data sovereignty and information management. Knowledge of KFN history an asset.
  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness with thorough knowledge of the current First Nations governance landscape in BC and knowledge of relevant socio-historical events relevant to First Nations in Canada.
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office and proficient with Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Zoom, Teams, Google Earth, database software, etc.

Working Conditions

  • Monday to Friday, 35 hours per week
  • Wage: $28.00-40.00/hour

Application Information:

If this opportunity to work with a growing, indigenous organization appeals to you, please apply with your resume and cover letter.

Please review the full job description for more details.

This posting will remain open until filled.


We value employment equity and prioritize applications from indigenous applicants, and especially encourage those living within the K’ómoks First Nation to apply. If you have any questions about the job posting or the process, please reach out to engagedhr@komoks.ca

To apply for this job email your details to engagedhr@komoks.ca