We're Hiring: Archaeologist / Cultural Heritage Specialist

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Are you an experienced Archaeologist and / or Cultural Heritage Specialist who is looking for an opportunity to make a difference with your work? This might be the job for you! The person we are seeking will have at least 5 years of relevant professional experience completing Archaeology and Cultural Heritage studies. SVS’s Archaeologist will work collaboratively with our team and clients to:

  • Undertake third-party technical peer reviews of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Studies on behalf of our Indigenous community clients
  • Deliver Archaeological Monitoring training and capacity building to First Nations, Metis and Inuit organizations and individuals
  • Provide other consultation and regulatory process support as needed

Salary and benefits are competitive and negotiable.

Mandatory Qualifications and Experience

  • P licensed archaeologist in Ontario
  • Masters degree in archaeology or equivalent field
  • Knowledge of archaeology and cultural heritage legislation in Ontario
  • Knowledge of Canadian and Ontario Environmental assessment regulations and practices
  • Work experience related to Indigenous cultural heritage
  • Interest in and respect for Indigenous culture and history
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Strong plain language and technical communications proficiency, including report writing and presentations
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, including an interest in and experience with relationship-based approaches to business development


Asset Qualifications

  • Knowledge of archaeology and cultural heritage legislation and regulatory requirements in one or more of the other provinces/territories in which we work: Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, or elsewhere in Canada
  • Experience managing and leading interdisciplinary teams
  • Experience effectively managing budgets
  • Working directly for or with First Nation, Metis and/or Inuit communities or organizations
  • Teaching and training archaeological monitoring or other cultural heritage concepts
  • Working as a consultant


Please send your resume via email with subject line “SVS Archaeologist” to:

Nichole Fraser MacDonald, Managing Partner, Shared Value Solutions




We will be accepting applications until April 28, 2017. Late applications may be considered.

This position may be right for you if you love the idea of using your archaeological expertise to work with Indigenous communities involved with Indigenous land use planning, Indigenous knowledgeIndigenous environmental monitoring. and Indigenous Guardians programs or related BEAHR training.


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About Shared Value Solutions

Shared Value Solutions (SVS) has an unshakable commitment to a land where all peoples can reach their full potential, share prosperity, and uphold their rights. We believe all of this begins and ends with healthy lands and waters.

SVS is a small, rapidly growing 20-person environmental and community development consulting firm located in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, that works primarily for and with Indigenous clients.  The position will involve some travel across Canada and to northern communities.  

We assist Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and private sector companies in coming together to create shared value for all parties involved. Our values are to “have fun, make money, do good, and do good work”.

We are a B Corp and we bring the best engineering, design, environment, architecture and other technical discipline expertise to address your challenges and opportunities: 

  • Strategic Environmental Assessment guidance, coordination and support
  • Collaborative land and resource use planning and management- process design and delivery
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge Studies & Traditional Knowledge Studies
  • Traditional Land Use Studies (TLUS)/ Traditional Land Use and Occupancy Mapping
  • Certified BEAHR Training for Aboriginal Environmental Monitors
  • Design and delivery of programs promoting/supporting positive behaviour change- environmental stewardship, community-based social marketing, health/environmental health promotion, Indigenous community energy plan initiatives
  • Indigenous Fisheries
  • Contributing human environment considerations to collaborative technical assessments and management plans in sectors such as water resources, climate change, remediation, land use, mining, oil & gas, linear corridor development, forestry, renewable energy, nuclear waste, contaminated sites, brownfield redevelopment, watershed planning, drought planning, water use planning, waste management and waste diversion
  • Indigenous and Industry Partnerships working with First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities
  • Value Engineering & Value Analysis: we facilitate project teams to optimize a project by understanding functions, objectives, costs and social, cultural and environmental considerations.

For more information: www.sharedvaluesolutions.com and www.facebook.com/SharedValueSolutions.

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