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There are a number of career options for archaeologists in British Columbia. Archaeologists are employed by museums, government (including federal, provincial, and First Nation), as well as the private sector. Most archaeologists are employed by the private sector to evaluate developments to ensure compliance with the Heritage Conservation Act.

Nature of the Work

Archaeological work includes fieldwork (both survey and excavation), artifact processing and analysis, and report preparation. The majority of entry-level jobs involve survey often in remote areas (primarily for forestry and oil/gas clients). Field conditions can be difficult and the work is often physically demanding. Pay scales vary widely from company to company.

Required Qualifications

Qualifications vary from company to company and from job to job. Many companies require a bachelor's degree in archaeology or anthropology and previous fieldwork experience (such as a field school). Outdoor experience, survey/orienteering skills, computer skills (Microsoft Office, ArcView, AutoCAD), writing skills, and strong interpersonal skills are also important.

Employment Opportunities

Current job postings are listed below. If you are looking for employment you could also contact BCAPA member companies. You may also want to check provincial and federal postings. If you have questions about a career in archaeology you can contact the BCAPA through the administrator at .

Current Job Postings

A nominal fee will be charged for posting jobs to the BCAPA site as of January 1, 2016. Please contact the administrator for more information

ARCHER CRM Partnership
Archaeologist - Apprentice

Location Fort St. John and Prince George, BC

Our Fort St John and Prince George offices have positions available for seasonal Apprentice Archaeologists to participate in archaeological fieldwork throughout BC.

Job Description

Primary Responsibility - to assist Archaeological Field Directors in conducting archaeological field work, including but not limited to:

  • Active participation in archaeological field assessments;
  • Adhering to ARCHER CRM Partnership’s OH&S and Quality Assurance programs;
  • Acquiring field experience and knowledge from senior staff with the intention of taking on further responsibilities within the organization;
  • Upon demonstrated ability, assist Field Director(s) with any/all fieldwork tasks and responsibilities;
  • May involve frequent travel to other ARCHER CRM Partnership offices and job sites.

Preference given to those with the following skills/experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to take effective field notes;
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate;
  • Field experience (field school, co-op term, field assistant);
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and in a team environment;
  • Basic understanding of lithic technology, GPS terminology and mapping techniques;
  • Safe operation of vehicles, ATV, snowmobiles, and other devices.


  • Valid Class 5 Driver Licence;
  • Canadian Citizen or Landed Immigrant Status;
  • Consistent availability to work away from home office at remote job sites and offices;
  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology/Anthropology/Earth Science;
  • Candidates not willing to relocate to a close proximity to one of our offices may still be considered if they are willing to cover all travel and accommodation costs directly related to their remote location.


  • First Aid Level 1 and Transportation Endorsement;
  • H2S, WHMIS, TDG;
  • ATV Rider Safety & Snow Pro;
  • Bear Aware.


  • Wage commensurate with demonstrated experience.

No telephone inquiries. References must be submitted with CV. All applicants must specify in their email or fax the position and office for which they are applying. Relocation for the field season to each office base is required for the duration of the field season.

Questions & expressions of interest are to be forwarded to jobs at (@) , or by fax to

Company ARCHER CRM Partnership
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Golder Associates Ltd.

Location Fort St. John, BC

We are looking for an Archaeologist to join our new office in Fort St. John, B.C. The candidate will work with members of the Cultural Resource Management Group from across B.C., assisting the design, implementation and execution of projects in the oil & gas, mining and forestry, and land development sectors. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to assist the development of the Archaeology group in the Fort St. John Office, as well as to gain valuable and diverse work experience in BC's northern region.


The successful candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • An undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology and/or equivalent experience;
  • Preference will be given to candidates with NEBC Field Director status;
  • Experience working with First Nations;
  • Must be able and willing to perform field work and study in a variety of weather conditions;
  • Proven oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to contribute to a team work environment as well as to work independently;
  • Solid aptitude in MS Office.


Golder Associates is one of the largest 100% employee-owned consulting companies in the world and has been recognized since 2000 as one of the "50 Best Employers in Canada." Our people are our most important asset and Golder is committed to providing all employees with opportunities for personal growth and professional development. We offer competitive and comprehensive salary, benefit and pension programs, as well as challenging and rewarding career paths for our staff.

Company Golder Associates Ltd.
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