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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

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Ridgeline Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management
Archaeologist – Field Supervisor

Location Prince George, BC


Ridgeline Archaeology is currently seeking a motivated archaeologist to join our growing team for the 2020 field season. This is for full-time work based out of Prince George.  We offer extensive training, incentives, and professional growth as well as opportunities to advance your career. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm for taking on further responsibilities within the company and provide leadership in remote field locations.


  • Assist in planning and coordinating logistics for field work.
  • Assist in preparing and maintenance of field equipment and vehicles.
  • Lead field surveys in remote locations and in inclement weather.
  • Contribute to a healthy team dynamic and overall team safety.
  • Conduct site evaluations, mitigations, and excavations according to Arch Branch standards.
  • Record and log data using GPS (iPads), take photographs and write effective field notes.
  • Follow Ridgeline Archaeology’s safety standards and policy and procedure manual.
  • Assist with artifact analysis and preparation of technical and site reports.


  • Comfortable in remote locations, in adverse weather, and in physically strenuous conditions.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or a degree in progress.
  • Valid First Aid level 1.
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License.
  • (Desirable) Bear Aware, ATV/UTV training, S100, Outdoors survival and leadership skills.
  • Previous experience in Cultural Resource Management of 2 or more years.
  • Confident and capable of leading safe teamwork outdoors and in remote locations.
  • Available to work out of hotels/camps or commute on busy FSRs or from boat or helicopter.
  • At ease working around wildlife (bear) and domestic animals (crew dogs).


  • A competitive wage commensurate with education, skills and experience.
  • Qualified individuals will be eligible for our health and benefits package.

Please provide your Resume with references and any inquiries to:

Ridgeline is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.


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