Archaeological Assistant (Contract Position)



TERA Environmental Consultants (TERA) is an independent Canadian firm formed in 1983 to provide environmental management services for the energy and renewable resource sectors.  TERA has an excellent reputation in the Canadian business community and has experienced steady growth in business volume, which is expected to continue into the future.

Archaeological Resource Management involves the assessment, evaluation, and documentation of archaeological sites and objects at all scales in order to assist in their conservation, protection, and exploration through effective mitigation strategies, excavation, and non-destructive study.  This process informs the decision-making process as it applies to the potential impacts of development on archaeological remains.

The main objective of the Archaeological Assistant will be to document and assess cultural resources to provide input to the design and execution of environmental and development programs. There are several positions available with contracts starting in January, February, March and April.

This position will include working in both the field and office as well as in partnership with our Cultural Resources Team. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct remote field work in a variety of weather conditions;
  • Document cultural resources with field notes, GPS, and photography;
  • Artifact cataloguing;
  • Produce archaeological site documentation;
  • Draft reports;
  • Communicate with local stakeholders.


  • Post Secondary Education: Archaeology or Anthropology;
  • Completed an archaeological field school;
  • Demonstrated leadership experience;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Physically fit;
  • Accustomed to working with 4x4 trucks, trailers, and ATVs;
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proficiency in reading topographic maps and survey plans
  • Previous experience working with First Nations would be a strong asset
  • A flexible schedule and be prepared to remain in the field for extended periods of time

TERA offers an exciting and challenging work environment with diverse opportunities. Please submit your resume with a covering letter to or fax (403-266-6471).


Institution or Company offering position: 
TERA Environmental Consultants (TERA)
Contact Name: 
Samantha Chen