Historic Heritage Archaeologist


Niche Environment and Heritage


NSW - flexible location

The role:

  • We are seeking an Experienced mid-level Consultant or Senior Heritage Consultant to join our successful and growing NSW heritage team.
  • Location is open to any Niche NSW office location or working from home in NSW.

The experience our team needs:

  • Consulting experience, working on historical heritage projects, within NSW.
    • If you have 4+ years' experience, our 'Experienced Consultant' role is the role for you.
    • If you have 6+ years' experience, our 'Senior Consultant' role is the role for you.
  • Excellent knowledge, understanding and experience of the relevant NSW legislation such as the Heritage Act and the National Parks and Wildlife Act.
  • Experienced in heritage conservation assessment, archaeological survey, field assessment and excavation.
  • A distinct advantage if you are a recognised Excavation Director (ED).
  • If you have the passion, dedication and (hold most of) the relevant experience to meet the Heritage Council of NSW Criteria for assessing Excavation Directors - we will help you gain the experience!

The qualifications you'll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree, with Honours in Arts, Heritage or related studies.
  • Preference to a concentration in the field of historical archaeology.

You'll be prepared to:

  • Have fun while delivering complex and challenging projects.
  • Work both in the office and in the field, traveling to field locations across NSW for periods of time.
  • Collaborate closely with your discipline manager and a highly supportive heritage team.
  • Leverage your own and Niche's network to bring in work.
  • Take ownership of projects and develop professional relationships.

What you'll get in return

  • In return you will get the opportunity to lead the winning of new and interesting projects, and work on complex, challenging and exciting projects across NSW, whilst being supported by a professional and welcoming team.
  • You will be given a lot of autonomy and exposure to projects from the beginning.

Great conditions and salary on offer:

  • Highly competitive salary which is negotiable for the right candidate.
  • Flexible work arrangements which can be discussed to suit your needs.
  • Professional learning & development/memberships to appropriate bodies for the role.
  • Novated Vehicle leasing scheme.
  • Anniversary awards scheme.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Generous employee referral program.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Mentoring program.
  • Annual employee retreat.
  • Community fundraising events and a vibrant supportive culture.

About us:

Our 85+ strong team includes archaeologists, heritage architects, ecologists, botanists, and environmental engineers, who are in Sydney, Illawarra and across regional New South Wales and in Queensland

Niche Environment and Heritage is a leading multidisciplinary consultancy specialising in heritage management, ecology and biodiversity, environmental management and approvals and environmental offsetting.

Established in 2009, Niche has successfully delivered more than 3000+ projects to clients across Australia. Niche has an excellent safety culture, and our cross-discipline capacity provides the opportunity to work on a multitude of interesting projects across eastern Australia.


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