Field Archaeologist

Worker (seasonal) – Edmonton, AB

Ember Archaeology is looking for seasonal field archaeologists for excavation and survey projects for the 2022 field season. We expect a full season from mid-April through November. We’re looking for both full-time and on-call field techs.


  • Field school in pre-contact archaeology or equivalent experience
  • Class 5 driver’s license with clean driver’s abstract
  • Physically fit, able to carry 30 pounds, lift 50 lbs, and hike up to 10 km per day

Desirable Assets:

  • Ability to collect standardized data efficiently
  • Ability to follow direction and receive feedback
  • Previous experience in a safety-sensitive work environment
  • Manual labour work experience
  • Archaeological survey & excavation experience
  • Love of the outdoors
  • ATV operation experience
  • 4×4 driving experience
  • Good sense of direction, GPS, compass & map navigation skills
  • Valid safety tickets, including:
    • First Aid
    • H2S Alive
    • ATV operator
    • Ground Disturbance
    • Bear / Wildlife Awareness


  • Work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Work 10 to 12 hour days on a 10-on, 4-off schedule
  • Work away from home up to 24 days if required
  • Lodgings in hotels, work camps, and camper trailers as required

Some of the benefits of being part of our team include:

  • Close-knit team who care about and learn from each other
  • Strong safety culture and track record
  • Commitment to doing good work
  • Focus on continuous learning and professional development
  • Opportunities to take on challenging work and try new things
  • Management tries hard to support work-life balance


  • $18 to $25 / hour, plus overtime and vacation pay
  • $45 / day per diem

Apply to be part of our team!

Follow the link below. Fill out the form. Attach a one to two page resume in PDF format and a cover letter. Your resume should include all work experience, with dates, relevant responsibilities and achievements; education; and other relevant experience.