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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 admin@bcapa.ca .

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 admin@bcapa.ca.
Title

ARCHER CRM Partnership
Apprentice Archaeologist

Location Fort St. John & Burnaby, BC
Information

Cultural Resource Management firm located in British Columbia is hiring seasonal Apprentice Archaeologists to participate in archaeological fieldwork based in Fort St. John and Burnaby:

Job Description:

Primary Responsibility is to assist an Archaeological Field Director in conducting archaeological field work, including but not limited to:

  • Active participation in archaeological field assessments
  • Adhering to ARCHER’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 offices & 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 & mapping techniques
  • Safe operation of vehicles, ATV, snowmobiles, and other devices

Requirements:

  • Valid Class 5 Driver Licence
  • Canadian Citizen
  • Consistent availability to work away from home office at remote job-sites and offices
  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology/Anthropology/Earth Sciences

Certifications:

  • Valid First Aid Level 1 & Transportation Endorsement
  • Valid H2S, WHMIS 2015, TDG
  • ATV Rider Safety & Snow Pro (preferred)
  • Bear Aware

Remuneration:

  • Wage commensurate with demonstrated experience

No telephone inquiries.

Questions & expressions of interest are to be forwarded to jobs at (@) archercrm.ca , or by fax to 1.250.261.5474.

Please note that resumes with references provided will be examined first to expedite hiring.

Company ARCHER CRM Partnership
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Title

ARCHER CRM Partnership
Field Director - Boreal

Location Fort St. John, BC
Information

Cultural Resource Management firm located in British Columbia is hiring seasonal Apprentice Archaeologists to participate in archaeological fieldwork based in Fort St. John. This is a 1 year agreement with possibility of renewal.

Preferred applicants will be ones that meet the qualifications for applying for Permit Holder status but have not applied for such yet.

Job Description

Primary Responsibility is to conduct and lead archaeological field work meeting ARCHER CRM Partnership and stakeholder standards, including but not limited to:

  • Archaeological field assessments in a supervisory capacity
  • Adhere to ARCHER CRM Partnership OH&S and Quality Assurance programs
  • Provide direction to archaeological assistants
  • Co-ordinate effectively with Crew Chief(s)
  • Co-ordinate with Project Lead(s) to satisfy client needs
  • On an as-needed basis, assist Project Director(s) with project co-ordination
  • Will involve frequent travel to other ARCHER CRM Partnership offices & job-sites

Requirements:

  • Valid Class 5 Driver Licence
  • Safe operation of vehicles, ATV, snowmobiles, and other devices
  • Consistent availability to work away from home office for up to 14 days at a time
  • Be a Branch-approved field director for one or more regions in BC
  • Must provide an up-to-date ‘experience summary spreadsheet’ as per Archaeology Branch Bulletin 17 (available here)
  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology/Anthropology/Earth Sciences
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying, recording, documenting and suggesting to a supervisor management recommendations for found archaeological remains, including features
  • Eligible to work in Canada under a presently valid work visa

Preference given to those with the following skills/experience:

  • That at least one reference provided be an individual who can comment directly on the applicant’s supervisory time
  • Meet the qualifications for applying for Permit Holder status but have not applied for such yet
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and in a team environment, coordinating with Crew Chief(s) if present and taking direction from Project Leads, the Regional Manager, and/or Directors
  • Be a Canadian citizen

Certifications:

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

Remuneration:

  • Wage commensurate with demonstrated experience
  • Benefits package available to qualifying employees.

No telephone inquiries. References must be submitted with CV.

Questions & expressions of interest are to be forwarded to jobs at (@) archercrm.ca , or by fax to 1.250.261.5474.

Company ARCHER CRM Partnership
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