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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

Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corporation
Supervising Archaeologist

Location Skeetchestn, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 02-MAR-2021

Company: Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp (SNRC). SNRC is a full service community-based natural and cultural resources firm contributing to and directing all phases of land and resource planning and management in Skeetchestn traditional territory, protecting title and rights and respecting Secwepemc laws, culture, and traditions.

Developing economic, professional, social and cultural capacity of community members to care for Secwepemculewc is a core goal.

This is a permanent full-time position for archaeologists who have or are close to qualifying for field director status in the Plateau region.

Location: Skeetchestn, BC. Our office is a beautiful and easy 40 minute drive west of Kamloops, and 25 minutes east of Cache Creek. Little to no overnight travel/camp work required.

We offer opportunities for mentorship and advancement to field director, permit holder and project manager. You will work with a skilled and experienced team of professionals and technicians, and have the unique opportunity to get to know the cultural landscape of Skeetchestnulewc (territory).

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities are field- and office-based work relating to all aspects of regulatory heritage management, with a focus on forestry, mining, energy, parks and community infrastructure projects.

Minimum mandatory skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology, with an archaeology field school
  • 3+ years of field experience in archaeology in the BC interior
  • Demonstrated knowledge of BC Heritage Conservation Act and regulatory requirements (permits, forms, reporting), and BC Archaeology Branch policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of site and artifact identification and classification
  • Demonstrated field abilities (effective note-taking, navigating, using field equipment)
  • Technical writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to adapt, undertake multiple tasks, and respond quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to conduct field work under a variety of physically challenging field conditions
  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Strong commitment to reconciliation and awareness of the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action

Preferred skills and qualifications:

  • Membership in the BCAPA (any level)
  • Experience in and knowledge of the archaeology of Secwepemculewc/southern interior
  • An understanding of various management strategies for the responsible care of archaeological and other cultural heritage values and resources
  • Functional knowledge of GIS applications (ArcView, QGIS)
  • Valid First Aid (OFA 1 or above), Bear Aware, ATV training, S100 fire suppression, WHMIS or other workplace safety training
  • Experience working with Secwepemc communities and an understanding of Secwepemc culture and the contemporary contexts and issues affecting these communities

Compensation: Competitive wage commensurate with experience and qualifications, full benefits package including matched pension contribution, and 4 weeks’ paid vacation.

We offer opportunities for advancement and support for achievement of additional qualifications (field directorship, permit-holding status, BCAPA membership) and other funded professional development and public archaeology outreach opportunities.

To apply: Send your cv and references to joanne@skeetchestn.ca, with ‘Archaeologist job application’ in the subject line. Please ensure you have obtained consent from references to be contacted.

In accordance with the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s Aboriginal Employment Preferences Policy, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. Secwepemc candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Title

Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Archaeologist – Permit Holder, Project Manager

Location Lower Mainland, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 28-FEB-2021

Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We are a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities we support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

We are looking to expand our archaeological team. Full time permit holder/project manager position based out of the Burnaby office. Work will focus predominantly on projects in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Promote a strong health and safety culture and actively participate in Stantec’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment Program
  • Management of existing and new projects
  • Hold HCA permits for projects across British Columbia
  • Coordinating and tracking of assignments, scopes, schedules, budgets and deliverables
  • Proposal writing
  • Client management, client communication and business development
  • Work closely with other senior staff to make technical recommendations for cultural resources management
  • Technical writing and report preparation
  • Technical direction to staff/mentoring of staff
  • QA/QC of technical documents

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Strong leadership and business development skills, including experience building and maintaining productive relationships with clients and Indigenous groups
  • Demonstrated experience in archaeological project development and management
  • Demonstrated technical writing skills
  • Experience in mapping, pedestrian surveys, subsurface testing, excavation, data collection
  • Dedicated to following and promoting a strong safety culture
  • Desire to work closely with other environmental professionals and Indigenous groups
  • Willingness to travel for project work and business development opportunities
  • Strong interpersonal and social skills and ability to interact across a broad range of audiences/technical backgrounds including internal and external clients, Indigenous groups and regulatory agencies
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license is preferred

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s or graduate degree in Anthropology or Archaeology is required
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in cultural resource management

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities, and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

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Title

Golder Associates Ltd.
Professional Archaeologist – Permit Holder

Location Vancouver, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 20-FEB-2021

Golder has a new opportunity for a Professional Archaeologist to join our Heritage team in our Vancouver location. The successful candidate will assist in the growth of the archaeology business in the BC Region and will gain valuable and diverse work experience as part of our regional team. You will also have the ability to work on multidisciplinary projects that provide opportunities for learning and personal growth.

The Role will include:

• Preparing or contributing to proposals
• Leading archaeological field programs
• Liaising with First Nations
• Managing project scope, schedule, and cost, including invoicing
• Participating in Indigenous community relationship-building
• Undertaking analysis and preparing technical reports
• Supervising junior staff and Indigenous workers where appropriate
• Working with Indigenous community members in a respectful and collaborative manner
• Participating in Golder’s Health & Safety program
• Demonstrating a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff
• Complying with Golder’s Fit for Duty Policy

You will have a background in:

• A graduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience
• Field Director status
• Experience identifying, recording and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types
• Experience working with First Nation communities. Preference will be given to candidates with positive relationships in the Lower Mainland area
• An ability and willingness to perform field work in a variety of weather conditions and varying durations
• Proficiency with standard data collection equipment including GPS and hand-held tablets
• Proven oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
• An ability to contribute to a positive teamwork environment as well as to work independently
• Solid MS Office skills
• Valid driver’s licence (Class 5)
• ATV/UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset

Your benefits at Golder will include:

• Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
• Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
• On the job training, mentoring and coaching
• National project opportunities

APPLY HERE: www.golder.com/careers

Golder is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. As such, Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request.

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Title

Kleanza Consulting Ltd.
Project Manager/Field Director

Location Terrace, Prince Rupert, central Vancouver Island (Bowser BC), and Vancouver
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 17-FEB-2021

Kleanza Consulting Ltd., with offices in Terrace, Prince Rupert, central Vancouver Island (Bowser BC), and Vancouver seeks an exceptional Project Manager for a permanent, full-time position with our growing business. The position may be based out of any of our offices, and may include travel throughout BC.

Ideal applicants will be a Permit Holder in at least one culture area in BC (preference to Coastal) and have a proven track record of undertaking ethical archaeology with and for First Nations on Vancouver Island and the rest of the province. Applicants must be an approved Field Director and have familiarity with BC archaeology and the Heritage Conservation Act. Applicants with the ability to Field Direct and hold permits on the north coast will be given preference.

Applicants must have at least five years’ experience in BC archaeology, understand the unique complexities associated with undertaking projects in areas throughout Vancouver Island, and be well-respected and known by our clients, local First Nations, and the Archaeology Branch. Applicants must have a Bachelor or graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology, experience supervising field staff and office-based colleagues, excellent report- and proposal-writing skills, and enjoy being a mentor to more junior colleagues. They must thrive in a fast-paced, exciting company, where innovation, thinking outside the box, and enthusiasm are highly valued skills.

Responsibilities include: field work, report writing, interacting with clients, working with First Nations, project planning, developing project scopes and estimates, developing research design, managing project budgets, deliverables, and timelines, and supervising crews.

Applicants must be physically fit and hold a valid class 5 Driver’s License and Level I First Aid.

Kleanza is a small heritage company that prides itself on excellent working relationships with local First Nations and providing a supportive and safe environment for all employees. We offer competitive wages based on applicant skills and experience, extended health/dental benefits (and life and travel insurance for you and your family), flexible work schedules, opportunities to telecommute, and a relaxed work environment.

Applications will be received until March 15, 2021 or until the position is filled.

Submit your CV electronically to: careers@kleanza.com

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Title

Ecofor Consulting Ltd.
Archaeological Crew Lead

Location Prince George, Fort St. James, and Fort St. John, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 07-FEB-2021

Ecofor Consulting Ltd. is a natural and cultural resource management company with a team of over 60 professional and technical employees. Ecofor’s reputation is one of integrity, sound work product and customer satisfaction. Safety is priority and our employees are our number one asset. We strive to promote from within, supporting professional development and career growth.

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a dynamic team of professionals?  Do you want a challenging, rewarding career that makes a positive impact on our local communities, or want to build skills and develop strong relationships?

If this interests you, Ecofor is currently seeking Archaeological Crew Leads to join our team in Prince George, Fort St. James, and Fort St. John.

This is an hourly position offering competitive wages, housing/ subsidy, and extended health benefits (medical/dental/vision).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify areas of archaeological potential and archaeological sites.
  • Collect data and conduct data management.
  • Lead field reconnaissance and archaeological impact assessments for oil and gas, hydro, forestry, transportation, and other industries.
  • Follow permit requirements.
  • Write interim reports and communicate with Field Directors and Permit Holders.
  • Promote a strong safety culture and work collaboratively within Ecofor’s corporate culture.

Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology.
  • Preference is given to applicants who are approved to be a Field Director in one or more culture areas in BC.

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills, desire to grow the business, and work closely with other environmental professionals, environmental discipline leads, and First Nations.
  • Experience in Cultural Resource Management.
  • Familiarity with the provincial heritage assessment regulatory environment in BC.
  • Familiarity with mapping, pedestrian survey, subsurface testing, data collection and field note taking experience desired.
  • Ability to conduct strenuous fieldwork in a variety of field conditions.
  • Experience with handheld GPS units, mapping software, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe software.
  • Willingness to travel for work and stay in remote accommodations.
  • Proficiency in the operation of field equipment is an asset and must possess a valid driver’s license.

Job ID Numbers:

  • 2021-005 Archaeological Crew Lead – Prince George, BC
  • 2021-006 Archaeological Crew Lead – Fort St. James, BC
  • 2021-007 Archaeological Crew Lead – Fort St. John, BC

Please apply online at https://www.ecofor.ca/careers/ or send your resume and cover letter to careers@ecofor.ca by March 5, 2021.  Please include the Job ID number(s) you are applying for in your cover letter/ resume. We wish to thank everyone for their interest in Ecofor; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Title

Ecofor Consulting Ltd.
Archaeological Field Technician

Location Prince George, Fort St. James, and Fort St. John, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 07-FEB-2021

Ecofor Consulting Ltd. is a natural and cultural resource management company with a team of over 60 professional and technical employees. Ecofor’s reputation is one of integrity, sound work product and customer satisfaction. Safety is priority and our employees are our number one asset. We strive to promote from within, supporting professional development and career growth.

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a dynamic team of professionals?  Do you want a challenging, rewarding career that makes a positive impact on our local communities, or want to build skills and develop strong relationships?

If this interests you, Ecofor is currently seeking Archaeological Field Technicians to join our team in Prince George, Fort St. James, and Fort St. John.

This is an hourly position offering competitive wages.  If you love the outdoors, working in a team, and learning new things this job is for you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the identification of areas of archaeological potential and archaeological sites.
  • Assist in data collection and data management.
  • Assist field reconnaissance and archaeological impact assessments for oil and gas, forestry, transportation, and other industries.
  • Assist in Systematic Data Recovery (excavation).
  • Promote a strong safety culture and work collaboratively within Ecofor’s corporate culture.

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing or have obtained an undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology.

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills, desire to grow the business, and work closely with other environmental professionals, environmental discipline leads, and First Nations.
  • Physical ability to do strenuous fieldwork in a variety of field conditions.
  • Willing to travel for work and stay in remote accommodations for extended periods of time.
  • Skill with snowmobiles, ATVs, and UTVs is an asset.
  • Experience in Cultural Resource Management is not required but would be considered an asset.
  • Familiarity with mapping (including handheld GPS units and mapping software), pedestrian survey, subsurface testing, excavation, data collection, field note taking, and laboratory experience would also be an asset.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe software.
  • Familiarity with the provincial heritage assessment regulatory environment in BC would be an asset.
  • Familiarity with Oil and Gas regulations in BC and excavation experience would be an asset for the Fort St. John location.
  • Proficiency in the operation of field equipment is an asset.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

Job ID Numbers:

  • 2021-002 Archaeological Field Technician – Prince George, BC
  • 2021-003 Archaeological Field Technician – Fort St. James, BC
  • 2021-004 Archaeological Field Technician – Fort St. John, BC

Please apply online at https://www.ecofor.ca/careers/ or send your resume and cover letter to careers@ecofor.ca by March 5, 2021.  Please include the Job ID number(s) you are applying for in your cover letter/ resume. We wish to thank everyone for their interest in Ecofor; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Title

Golder Associates Ltd.
Professional Archaeologist – Field Director

Location Nanaimo, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 31-JAN-2021

Golder has a new opportunity for a Professional Archaeologist – Field Director to join our Heritage team in our Nanaimo location. The successful candidate will assist in the growth of the archaeology business on Vancouver Island and will gain valuable and diverse work experience throughout BC as part of our regional team. You will also have the ability to work on multidisciplinary projects that provide opportunities for learning and personal growth.

The Role will include: 

  • Preparing or contributing to proposals
  • Leading archaeological field programs
  • Liaising with Indigenous Community Members
  • Managing project scope, schedule, and cost, including invoicing
  • Participating in Indigenous community relationship-building
  • Undertaking analysis and preparing technical reports
  • Supervising junior staff and Indigenous workers where appropriate
  • Working with Indigenous community members in a respectful and collaborative manner
  • Participating in Golder’s Health & Safety program
  • Demonstrating a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff
  • Complying with Golder’s Fit for Duty Policy

APPLY HERE: www.golder.com/careers

Golder is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. As such, Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request.

You will have a background in:

  • A graduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience
  • Field Director status in the Northwest Coast Culture Area
  • Experience identifying, recording, and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types expected on the northwest coast
  • Experience working with First Nations. Preference will be given to candidates with positive relationships with First Nations on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands
  • An ability and willingness to perform field work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Proficiency with standard data collection equipment including GPS and hand-held tablets
  • Proven oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to contribute to a positive teamwork environment as well as to work independently
  • Solid MS Office skills
  • Valid driver’s licence (Class 5)
  • ATV/UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching
  • National project opportunities
Company Golder Associates Ltd.
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