Seasonal Employment Opportunity – Curatorial Assistant (Archaeology)

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Barkerville Historic Town is seeking a seasonal curatorial assistant to lead public educational archaeology programming & archaeological cataloging and monitoring.

Wage: $20.49/hour plus 4%

BCGEU classification: Curatorial 1 (Public Archaeology Program)


  • Become familiar with the history and material culture of the local area through readings that will
    be provided.
  • During May and June, conduct outdoor educational classes with grade school children.
  • Interact with the visiting public, answering questions and providing information.
  • From June through September, conduct Archaeological research and interpretation to the public
    that will feature an area such as the Chinese Terraced Gardens at Barkerville.
  • Construct excavation areas, map excavations and features, create field notes, take photographs,
    and write summary reports on the school program and on the excavation work.
  • Attend to detail in recording and analysis.
  • Work with any construction contractors by recording subsurface features and collection of
    artifacts that might arise during the any infrastructure work that might occur at Barkerville.
  • Have clear communications with the Curator and other workers at the site.
  • Maintain archaeological databases and catalogue backlog of Archaeological materials.
  • Carry out other tasks as assigned.

Desired skills and abilities: 

  • Archaeological degree from a recognized institution.
  • Familiarity with Barkerville area and gold rush history.
  • Experience with artifact cataloguing and description.
  • Must be able to work independently with a commitment to providing quality output.
  • A strong ability to organize, problem solve, adhere to timelines, communicate effectively both
    orally and in writing, and work as part of a team is essential.
  • Level 3 Occupational First Aid a definite asset.

Send resume to:

Mandy Kilsby | Curator
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