Archaeological Field/Mapping Technician

  • CompanyTimmins Martelle Heritage Consultants Inc.
  • Required ExperienceExperience in archaeology and archaeological field methods
  • Education / CredentialsDiploma or degree (in progress or completed) in Anthropology or Archaeology
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline03/31/2024

Job Description

Archaeological Field/Mapping Technician

TMHC Inc. is accepting resumes for multiple positions within our Archaeology program for Archaeological Field Mapping Technicians for the 2024 Field Season. Mapping Technicians will participate in a wide range of archaeological projects including field survey (test pitting, field walking), site testing, excavation, and documentation. This position will start in spring 2024.


  • Complete archaeological fieldwork following requirements of the current Standards and Guidelines for Consultant Archaeologists issued by the Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism (MCM)
  • Support Field Directors and provides assistance where needed
  • Work in conjunction with local Indigenous and Descendant community representatives
  • Operating a high precision survey unit (e.g., Topcon) for:
    • Setting Stage 3 and 4 excavation grids and establishing site datums where relevant
    • Conducting landscape surveys
    • Recording Stage 2 site locations and landscape tie in points
    • Mapping surface artifacts during Stage 2 or 3 controlled surface collections
  • Liaise with the GIS Unit and mapping support staff
  • Establish excavation grids
  • Troubleshoot and maintain electronic survey equipment


  • Actively participate in archaeological fieldwork including survey, excavation, fieldwalking
  • Perform physically demanding and repetitive tasks (e.g., hand shovelling, screening soil, moving buckets of dirt) lifting 20-40lbs
  • Extensive outdoor work, requiring the ability to walk and stand on varied terrains for prolonged periods of time
  • Take direction from Field Directors, Project Managers, and Principals of TMHC Inc.
  • Assist in the completion of all relevant forms and data collection measures (electronic or hard copy)
  • Willingness to engage in diverse projects across Ontario. This role may require travel and overnight stays for off-site assignments
  • Flexibility and openness to new experiences are essential
  • Experience in archaeology and archaeological field methods and ability to identify artifacts in the field is preferred, but not required
  • Full G Class Driver’s licence in good standing is an asset but not required
  • Obtaining and maintaining security clearances as required by TMHC clients
  • Excellent work ethic and team-player attitude
  • Strong attention to detail, with proven ability to follow specific instructions

Work Experience:

  • Diploma or degree (in progress or completed) in Anthropology or Archaeology is preferred but not required
  • Previous fieldwork experience of any kind is an asset

Salary Range:

  • $21.75 per hour-$30.50 per hour, commensurate with experience and qualifications


  • Transported daily in company vehicles to and from work sites
  • Paid travel time
  • Per Diem-when overnight stays are required
  • Paid Personal Time off

How to Apply

Interested candidates are invited to apply at or follow the QR code above and submit a cover letter and resume.

TMHC Inc. Values Diversity

TMHC Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. Accommodations are available throughout the recruitment process. If you are contacted for an interview, please advise us of any accommodations that may be required. This information will be treated confidentially and only used for the purpose of providing an accessible recruitment experience