Material Culture Analyst in Historical Archaeology

  • CompanyTimmins Martelle Heritage Consultants Inc.
  • Required ExperienceMinimum of 3 years experience identifying and working with 19th-century material culture
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Education / CredentialsA Masters of Arts (MA) or Science (MSc) in archaeology/anthropology
  • ResumeRequired
  • Cover LetterRequired
  • Application Deadline03/31/2024

Job Description

Material Culture Analyst in Historical Archaeology

We are currently accepting applications for the position of Material Culture Analyst in Historical Archaeology. This is a full-time permanent position based out of our London headquarters.


The Material Culture Analyst in Historical Archaeology will perform tasks within TMHC’s archaeological laboratory and work under the supervision of its Laboratory Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Identify and catalogue 19th-century artifacts;
    • Generate and maintain a catalogue database;
    • Conduct research on artifacts, manufacturing dates, and makers;
    • Analyse artifact assemblages; and
    • Prepare summaries of artifact collections (including analysis tables and illustrations) for inclusion in reports.

Secondary Roles:

    • Artifact photography;
    • Selecting and preparing artifacts for temporary display;
    • Collections management;
    • Fieldwork;
    • Report writing; and
    • Research.


    • A Masters of Arts (MA) or Science (MSc) in archaeology/anthropology or equivalent;
    • Minimum of 3 years experience identifying and working with 19th-century material culture;
    • Proficiency with the analysis of historical artifacts;
    • Excellent technical writing skills;
    • Ability to achieve deadlines; and,
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Experience in Ontario and familiarity with the Province of Ontario’s Standards & Guidelines for Consultant Archaeologists (2011) and the Parks Canada cataloging system is an asset. Familiarity with the Parks Canada cataloguing system is an asset.

We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced, team-oriented private sector environment.

Expected Start Date: ASAP

Job Type: Full-Time, Permanent; arrangements for flexible office/remote work considered for a qualified candidate.

Salary: $60,000-$65,000+ depending on qualifications and experienceThe successful applicant will work out of our London, Ontario office.

Interested applicants are to apply, providing a cover letter and a resume with the subject line “Material Culture Analyst in Historical Archaeology” via email to This position will remain open until filled. We would like to thank all candidates for expressing interest however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

TMHC Inc. Values Diversity

TMHC invites applications from all qualified individuals. TMHC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or by phone (519-641-7222).