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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

Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Archeological Field Director/Supervisor

Location Quesnel / Prince George, BC

Working throughout British Columbia in various industries:

  • Identify and record areas of archaeological potential, archaeological sites, and traditional use sites
  • Collect data and complete data management
  • Lead preliminary field reconnaissance surveys, archaeological impact assessments, and excavations
  • Carry out archaeological monitoring
  • Write permit applications, interim reports, final reports, and proposals


  • Minimum BSc in Archaeology/BA in Anthropology (archaeology major)
  • 2+ years’ experience as a Field Director (Field Supervisor working towards Field Director may be considered) in the Interior Plateau and/or Sub-Arctic Boreal cultural regions
  • 1+ years’ experience in Cultural Resource Management
  • 1+ years’ experience identifying traditional use sites & features, CMTs, and lithic artifacts
  • Experience with lithic artifact analysis and cataloguing
  • Experience with mapping, pedestrian surveys, subsurface testing, excavation, data collection
  • Located in Quesnel or willing to relocate to the area (required)
  • Possess OFA level 1 and F100 safety certifications
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Follows and promotes a strong safety culture
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work away from home (in hotels/camps) up to 2 weeks during the field season (May -Nov)
  • Desire to lead and support other environmental professionals and First Nations
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract (required)
  • Drive to learn and develop professionally (required)

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