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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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Project Archaeologist

Location Vancouver, BC


Overview of the Opportunity:

At WSP our Ecology / EIA team is providing environmental and archaeological services to position WSP as a leader in the market. We’re looking for an Archaeologist to join our Environment team, located at our Vancouver, Victoria or Kelowna, BC office. Reporting to the Team Lead, Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment,  with day to day direction of the Team Lead, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, you will participate in participate in archaeological project work throughout BC.

Why choose WSP?

  • A Canadian success story – a company that grew from humble roots in Quebec to a global, multinational powerhouse with over 48,000 employees worldwide;
  • Enhance the world around you – from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada;
  • Outstanding career opportunities – we’re growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than we were yesterday, for our employees, future employees, and our fellow Canadians, we’re open to your ideas and trying new thing;
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it’s like to be a part of our journey.

We offer competitive pay, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


A day in the life:

  • As an Archaeological Field Supervisor/ Director, you will participate in or supervise Archaeological Impact Assessments, Preliminary Field Reconnaissance, and Site Alterations;
  • You will supervise field work;
  • You will assist with Site forms;
  • You will assist with artifact analysis and cataloguing;
  • You will assist with reporting.
  • You will assist in proposal writing;
  • You will perform background research and analysis, including consultation with government agencies;
  • You will assist in delivery of high quality reports on time and within budget, drawing upon technical and scientific knowledge, training and experience;
  • You will work within a team environment and communicate effectively with all levels of staff;
  • You will be involved in urban, rural and remote field work where travel will be required;
  • Other duties as assigned/required.

We’d love to hear from you if you…

  • Are eligible to work in Canada;
  • Possess a valid class 5 BC driver’s license;
  • Have a minimum 6-10 years’ experience working in the Northwest Coast Culture region as an archaeologist;
  • Possess an undergraduate degree in archaeology or anthropology with a specialization in archaeology;
  • Experience in completing regulatory documentation and reporting per BC archaeology guidelines;
  • Are working towards fulfilling (or have fulfilled) the Archaeology Branch criteria listed in Bulletin 17 to qualify as a Northwest Coast Field Director (minimum).

Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:

  • Northwest Coast or Interior field directorship, in good standing with the Archaeology Branch of British Columbia, or eligible to acquire;
  • Graduate degree in archaeology;
  • Experience with QGIS/ARCGIS;
  • First Aid Level 1, Wildlife awareness is considered an asset.

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EcoLogic Consultants Ltd.
Coastal Field Director

Location North Vancouver or Maple Ridge, BC


EcoLogic Consultants Ltd. is seeking an experienced British Columbia Coastal Field Director. This will be a full-time position, based out of either our North Vancouver or Maple Ridge offices. This is a permanent position and will be available until filled. Though based in the Lower Mainland, there is potential for travel throughout the province and into the northern territories.

Applicants must be approved Field Directors for the Northwest Coast with the Archaeology Branch, or have met all of the qualifications to do so. Applicants must have a bachelor’s or graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology, and have a minimum of five years’ experience in archaeology in southern coastal BC. The ability to field-direct in more than one cultural region would be an asset but is not a requirement.

This position will likely be 40−60 % field-based. Fieldwork will include archaeological monitoring, excavation, survey, and testing in a wide range of urban and remote locations. Projects will include residential, municipal, industrial, and resource extraction work. Applicants should be physically fit and willing to conduct a wide range of fieldwork activities with long hours and in all weather conditions. Applicants must hold a valid BC driver’s license and be willing to provide a driving record as a condition of employment. Level I First Aid is a requirement, and ATV/UTV and other relevant training would be an asset.

Office work will include laboratory analysis, artifact processing, research, and report writing. Applicants should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and familiarity with Microsoft Office, Outlook, and other relevant computer programs is expected. Office work may be conducted independently and will often be self-directed, so the ability to work with minimal supervision in a deadline-oriented environment is necessary. Leadership skills, a willingness to mentor others, and the ability to interact effectively with clients, government representatives, and First Nations are desirable.

EcoLogic takes pride in building and maintaining strong working relationships with First Nation communities and challenging the status quo. As an archaeologist with EcoLogic, the successful applicant will be expected to further develop existing relationships and create new ones. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out archaeological research that surpasses and continually works to improve the current standard of practice in BC archaeology.

EcoLogic will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications of the successful applicant. We proudly offer a comprehensive benefits package with medical and dental coverage, the opportunity for professional development, and conference funding. We also provide our team with all the equipment needed to conduct work to the high standards we set for ourselves.

Applicants should summit a resume and cover letter to Greg Morrissey at the following email address: Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Company EcoLogic Consultants Ltd.
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