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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

Circle CRM Group
Assistant Archaeologist

Location Williams Lake, BC
Information

Circle CRM Group is seeking qualified applications for the position of Assistant Archaeologist to join our BC team. This is a full-time, seasonal position based mainly out of our Williams Lake office. The successful candidate can begin as soon as possible and will be employed to the end of the field season (early November 2018).

Start date: ASAP

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Circle CRM Group is a historic resource consulting company with offices in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, and a seasonal office in Williams Lake, BC; we provide services throughout western Canada, with qualified and experienced permit holders for BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.  Our mission is to help people understand, appreciate and plan ahead for heritage resources, promoting cultural preservation, as well as future development. Our goal is to establish strong, lasting relationships by exceeding client expectations, providing clients with historic resource consulting services that centre on our core concepts: respect, safety, efficiency, open communication and teamwork.

Duties:

The Assistant Archaeologist will be responsible for participation in Archaeological Impact Assessments (AIAs). Key responsibilities will include the following:

  • Travel to and from various locations, conducting fieldwork in three-week shifts with one week off between shifts, and one day off per week during shifts
  • Hiking / pedestrian traverse through a variety of geographic and weather conditions
  • Extensive subsurface testing and identification and collection of artifacts
  • Leading by example, with regard to teamwork, safety, communication, and archaeology

Other duties may include participation in mitigative excavations, Alberta Historical Resources Impact Assessments (HRIAs), cataloguing and artifact analysis, research, and other miscellaneous duties as required.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology
  • 1+ years of prior related field experience in archaeology
  • Ability to travel to locations for extended periods, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather conditions and diverse/rugged terrain
  • Ability to perform extensive manual labour, including hiking for extended distances (average 8 to 10 km per day), and carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs
  • Have a valid Class 5 Driver’s license, good driving record, and able to drive trucks, as well as trailer Argos/ATVs

Desired Knowledge, Competencies, & Behaviours

  • Approved Field Director status with the BC Archaeology Branch for the Interior Plateau of BC
  • Prior related experience writing and submitting interim reports to the BC Archaeology Branch
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Effective interpersonal skills in dealing with staff and public under all types of conditions
  • Ability to maintain a positive and supportive approach
  • Effective time management skills and ability to work steadily under pressure
  • Ability to work cooperatively, support and coach co-workers in a positive team environment and share work expertise and knowledge
  • Self-motivated with strong initiative
  • Excellent work ethic and positive, team-player attitude
  • Good planning, organizational, and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Continuing up-to-date knowledge in applicable areas of work

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to info@circleconsulting.ca.

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Title

Roy Northern Land and Environmental
Logistics Coordinator/ Report Writer/ Archaeologist

Location Fort St. John, BC
Information

ROY NORTHERN LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL is an expanding progressive surface land and environmental consulting firm with a special interest in oil and gas, forestry, mining, energy, and agricultural industries, as well as municipal authorities throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Canada’s north. We employ a team of over 70 staff members located in our Fairview, Calgary, Fort St. John, Prince George, and Terrace offices, and we offer interdisciplinary expertise to develop environmental solutions for our clients throughout western Canada. For over 30 years, we have directly assisted clients in regulatory application, and have provided consulting expertise on environmental legislation, regulations and guideline compliance related to project planning, development and reclamation.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor or Graduate Degree in Archaeology or Anthropology
  • 1+ years of field experience in Archaeology
  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office
  • First Aid and H2S Safety tickets
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Residency

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Strong ability to multi task
  • Strong ability to coordinate multiple crews and projects
  • Ability to retain large amounts of information and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong commitment to client satisfaction
  • Strong commitment to health and safety leadership and culture
  • Strong working knowledge of the oil and gas industry as it pertains to Archaeology
  • Superior attention to detail and ability to produce deliverables on time and on budget
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills in addition to technical report writing skills
  • General knowledge of the northeast BC region, terrain, access, weather conitions, and health and safety risks
  • Willingness to assistant with other aspects/disciplines of Roy Northern services
  • Ability to help with field assessments when needed
  • Adherence to Roy Northern’s OH&S and Quality Management System (QMS)

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate multiple projects/ field crews to ensure that all projects get completed in a timely manner
  • Coordinate with Field Directors and Management regarding workload priorities and timelines for project completion
  • Help to organize accommodations for out-of-town crews, hotel arrangements, and/or camp stays
  • First point of contact for field crews while working on projects
  • Initial set up of projects and an ongoing knowledge of work to be completed and the status of on going projects
  • Assess the need for archaeological work based on desktop reviews in addition to estimating the amount of time needed to complete a given project
  • Maintain communication with field crews and Management regarding project status, field notes, health and safety risks, site conditions, client correspondences, technical recommendations, etc.
  • Organize all field related documentation in digital and paper folders
  • Write AIF (archaeological inventory form) and /or AIA (archaeological impact assessment) reports based on the completed desktop or field assessment
  • Communicate with the OGC and Arc Branch with regards to information acquisition for ongoing work as well as project completion
  • Prepare various other documents including but not limited to Section 12, Site forms, etc.
  • Assist with archaeological field assessments when needed
  • Maintain an understanding of archaeology as it pertains to NEBC and the oil and gas industry

COMPENSATION

  • Compensation packages will be determined based on candidate’s experience, education, and overall suitability for position.
  • Employee benefits include:
    • Group Life and Health Benefits
    • Wellness Program
    • RRSP and Employer Contributions
    • Professional Development Allowance

Please email applications to Scott Rogerson at scott@roynorthernbc.com and to humanresources@roynorthern.com. This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected. We thank all applicants for applying and advise that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Title

Roy Northern Land and Environmental
Archaeologist (Field Director or Supervisor)

Location Fort St. John, BC
Information

ROY NORTHERN LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL is an expanding progressive surface land and environmental consulting firm with a special interest in oil and gas, forestry, mining, energy, and agricultural industries, as well as municipal authorities throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Canada’s north. We employ a team of over 60 staff members located in our Fairview, Calgary, Fort St. John, Prince George, and Terrace offices, and we offer interdisciplinary expertise to develop environmental solutions for our clients throughout western Canada. For over 30 years, we have directly assisted clients in regulatory application, and have provided consulting expertise on environmental legislation, regulations and guideline compliance related to project planning, development and reclamation.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Field Director status in NEBC and/or other areas of BC
  • Bachelor or Graduate Degree in Archaeology or Anthropology
  • 1+ years of field experience in archaeology
  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office
  • First Aid and H2S Safety tickets
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Residency

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

  • Strong commitment to health and safety leadership and culture
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills in addition to technical report writing skills

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Willing to travel and work away from home
  • Must be physically fit
  • Willingness to assistant in other aspects of Roy Northern services
  • Adherence to Roy Northern’s OH&S and Quality Management program

COMPENSATION

  • Competitive Salary
  • Group Life and Health Benefits
  • Wellness Program
  • RRSP and Employer Contributions
  • Professional Development Allowance
  • Remote work options and camp/shift options also available
  • Compensation packages will be determined based on candidate’s experience, education, and overall suitability for position.

Please email applications to Scott Rogerson at scott@roynorthernbc.com . This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected. We thank all applicants for applying and advise that only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Title

Ridgeline Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management
Archaeologists – All Levels

Location Prince George, BC
Information

Ridgeline Archaeology is currently seeking self-motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our Archaeology and Cultural Heritage team based out of Prince George, BC.

This is a full time, short-term contract position with the possibility of leading to permanent full time employment. This is an opportunity within a growing company for extensive training, incentives and professional growth in and around the communities of Northern BC.

Currently searching for: Field Director, Supervisor and Crew positions. Candidates will be required to perform archaeological field work, site assessment and office work as required.

Responsibilities:

  • Field surveys and excavation for archaeological studies.
  • Process field data and write site forms.
  • Artifact analysis and preparing technical reports.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree or Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology.
  • Previous field experience.
  • Valid First Aid and class 5 Driver License.
  • Ability to work within a team and independently.

Competitive salary commensurate with education, skills and experience. Please forward Curriculum Vitae with references to:
info@RArchaeology.com

Ridgeline is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.
Further information about the company can be viewed here: https://www.ridgelinearchaeology.com/contact-us.htm

Company Ridgeline Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management
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Title

Katzie Development Limited Partnership (KDLP)
Senior Archaeologist

Location Pitt Meadows, BC
Information

KDLP-Archaeology, a division of Katzie Development Limited Partnership (KDLP), is seeking a senior archaeologist with coastal permit holding status to work out of our Pitt Meadows office located in Katzie First Nation territory.

The successful candidate will provide technical reviews, lead archaeological desk and field studies and hold archaeological permits for projects within the coastal region.

In addition to the above, the permit holder may be required to assist with other natural resource management or environmental stewardship duties as directed by the Nation

This is a full-time position.

Duties:

  • preparing or contributing to proposals;
  • securing heritage inspection, investigation and alteration permits;
  • designing and leading archaeological field programs;
  • liaising with First Nations and community members;
  • managing project scope, schedule and cost, including invoicing and client service;
  • participating in business development activities, including meetings with prospective clients;
  • participating in Indigenous community relationship-building activities;
  • undertaking analysis and preparing technical reports;
  • writing permit applications, interim reports, final reports, and proposals;
  • engaging with clients and assisting with business development.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Posses a BA and or BSc with an archaeology major (a Master’s degree is desirable);
  • Must be an Associate or Professional member of the British Columbia Association of Professional Archaeologists (BCAPA);
  • Minimum 10 years experience in Cultural Resource Management;
  • Minimum 10 years experience identifying and recording traditional use sites & features, CMTs, and a full range of coastal archaeological site types;
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract;
  • Desire to work closely (in both leadership and supporting roles) with First Nations;
  • Excellent writing and communications skills;
  • Able to work independently.

Salary will be commensurate with education, skills and experience.

Forward cover letter and curriculum vitae to:

info@kdlp.ca We are looking to fill this role as soon as possible. The posting will remain open until filled.

Company Katzie Development Limited Partnership (KDLP)
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