Underwater Archaeology Technician


Parks Canada Agency – Indigenous Affairs and Cultural Heritage Directorate
Ottawa (Ontario)
6-month term with possibility of extension
$62,741 to $71,340 (salary under revision)

The successful candidate will serve as a diving and support technician for Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Team (UAT) based in Ottawa. We work throughout Canada primarily at National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas, and National Historic Sites. Within the wider Parks Canada organization we research, help protect, and present nationally-significant examples of Canada’s underwater cultural heritage. Our work takes us to remote and environmentally challenging locations throughout Canada, for example, The Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site of Canada in Nunavut. We work from various platforms that include the Research Vessel (RV) David Thompson, excavation support barge Qiniqtirjuaq, and the survey and diving boat RV Investigator. The successful candidate will join our professional dive team of seven underwater archaeologists and a diving systems technologist for archaeological fieldwork, surveys, logistics support, and boat and vehicle operations. The successful candidate requires, among other qualities, excellent technical aptitude in commercial diving (and related equipment operation, maintenance and repair), knowledge and experience of working from boats, effective interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to fit into a dynamic team. For additional information on Parks Canada, our team, and some of our work, see the following links:


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