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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


Katzie Development Limited Partnership
Senior Archaeologist

Location Pitt Meadows, BC

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.


  • 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

  • Possess 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:  We are looking to fill this role as soon as possible. The posting will remain open until filled.

Company Katzie Development Limited Partnership
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ARCHER CRM Partnership
Archaeologist –  Field Director

Location Fort St. John, BC

Our Fort St John office has positions available for full time, or possibly contract,  Archaeological Field Directors (as per Bulletin 17) effective immediately.  Our team is progressive, innovative, and seeks to contribute to the understanding of BC’s long and rich history. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people like you to conduct and manage exciting field projects and participate in research opportunities.

Job Description:         

Primary Responsibility: to conduct  and lead archaeological field work meeting  ARCHER CRM Partnership  and stakeholder standards, including but not limited to:

  • Archaeological field assessments in a supervisory capacity;
  • Adhere to  ARCHER CRM Partnership OH&S and Quality Assurance programs;
  • Provide direction to archaeological assistants;
  • Co-ordinate effectively with Crew Chief(s);
  • Co-ordinate with Project Lead(s) to satisfy client needs;
  • On an as-needed basis, assist Project Director(s) with project co-ordination;
  • Will involve frequent travel to other  ARCHER CRM Partnership offices & jobsites.


  • Valid Class 5 Driver Licence;
  • Safe operation of vehicles, ATV, snowmobiles, and other devices;
  • Consistent availability to work away from home office for up to 14 days at a time;
  • Be a Branch-approved field director for one or more regions in BC;
  • Must provide an up-to-date ‘experience summary spreadsheet’ as per Archaeology Branch Bulletin 17 (available  here);
  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology/Anthropology/Earth Sciences;
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying, recording, documenting and suggesting to a supervisor management recommendations for found archaeological remains, including features;
  • Eligible to work in Canada under a presently valid work visa .

 Preference given to those with the following skills/experience:

  • That at least one reference provided be an individual who can comment directly on the applicant’s supervisory time;
  •  meet the qualifications for applying for Permit Holder status but have not applied for such yet;
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and in a team environment, co-ordinating with Crew Chief(s) if present and taking direction from Project Leads, the Regional Manager, and/or Directors;
  • Be a Canadian citizen.


  • First Aid Level 1 & Transportation Endorsement;
  • H2S, WHMIS, TDG;
  • ATV Rider Safety  and Snow Pro;
  • Bear Aware.


  • Wage commensurate with demonstrated experience;
  • Benefits package available to qualifying employees.

No telephone inquiries.  References must be submitted with CV.

Questions & expressions of interest are to be forwarded to jobs at (@) , or by fax to

A printable PDF document of this job posting is available here.

Company ARCHER CRM Partnership
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ARCHER CRM Partnership

Location Fort St. John, BC

Our  Fort St John office has positions available  starting immediately for seasonal Archaeologists to participate in archaeological fieldwork.

Job Description:

Primary Responsibility – to assist Archaeological Field Directors in conducting archaeological field work, including but not limited to:

  • Active participation in archaeological field assessments;
  • Adhering to ARCHER CRM Partnership’s OH&S and Quality Assurance programs;
  • Acquiring field experience and knowledge from senior staff with the intention of taking on further responsibilities within the organization;
  • Upon demonstrated ability, assist Field Director(s) with any/all fieldwork tasks and responsibilities;
  • May involve frequent travel to other  ARCHER CRM Partnership offices and job sites.

Preference given to those with the following skills/experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to take effective field notes;
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate;
  • Field experience (field school, co-op term, field assistant);
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and in a team environment;
  • Basic understanding of lithic technology, GPS terminology  and mapping techniques;
  • Safe operation of 4X4 vehicles, ATV, snowmobiles, and other devices;
  • Experienced with  computers as it relates to MS Office software (Word, Excel, Access);
  • Awareness of applicable  government regulations and map production protocols;
  • Preference will be given to Fort St John applicants that meet the qualifications of the North Focus program .


  • Valid Class 5 Driver Licence;
  • Canadian Citizen;
  • Consistent availability to work away from home office at remote job sites and offices
  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology/Anthropology/Earth Sciences;
  • Minimum of 260  working days of experience (with a proven and positive track record) with consulting archaeology work;
  • Candidates not willing to relocate to a close proximity to one of our offices may still be considered if they are willing to cover all travel and accommodation costs directly related to their remote location.


  • First Aid Level 1  and Transportation Endorsement;
  • H2S, WHMIS, TDG;
  • ATV Rider Safety & Snow Pro;
  • Bear Aware.


  • Wage commensurate with demonstrated experience.

No telephone inquiries. References must be submitted with CV.

Questions & expressions of interest are to be forwarded to jobs at (@) , or by fax to

A printable PDF document of this job posting is available here.

Company ARCHER CRM Partnership
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Ridgeline Archaeology Ltd.
Archaeologist – Field Director/Supervisor/Crew

Location Prince George, BC

Ridgeline Archaeology is currently seeking motivated archaeologists of all levels to join our expanding field team this summer. These postings are for a full-time seasonal (with options for longer term) positions based out of Prince George. We offer extensive training, incentives, and professional growth and work in and around the communities of the Interior Plateau culture area. Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm for taking on further responsibilities within the company and may be required to lead archaeological field work as senior staff and in remote locations.


  • Plan and coordinate logistics for field work;
  • Prepare and maintain field equipment and vehicles;
  • Navigate field surveys in remote and inclement locations;
  • Maintain crew safety and morale while providing healthy team leadership;
  • Conduct site evaluations, mitigations, and excavations according to Arch Branch standards;
  • Record and log GPS data, take photographs and write effective field notes;
  • Process field data and provide constructive feedback for crews;
  • Artifact analysis and preparation of technical and site reports.


  • One field season and/or field school of archaeological experience (Field Technician)
  • Two or more years of demonstrable field experience in remote locations (Supervisor);
  • Or, qualified or eligible (see Bulletin 17) Field Director;
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Archaeology or Anthropology; Or working towards the same.
  • Valid First Aid level 1 at minimum;
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License;
  • (Desirable) Bear Aware, ATV/UTV training, S100, Outdoors survival and leadership skills;
  • Confident and capable of providing safe leadership outdoors and in remote locations;
  • Available to work out of hotels or camps and commute on busy FSRs or from helicopter;
  • At ease working around both wildlife and domestic animals.


A competitive salary and a completion bonus, commensurate with education, skills and experience. Qualified individuals will be eligible for our health and benefits package.

Please provide Resume with references and any inquiries to:

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


Ridgeline Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management.

Company Ridgeline Archaeology Ltd.
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Terra Archaeology Limited
Archaeologists (All Levels)

Location Various Locations, BC

Terra Archaeology Limited (Terra) provides professional archaeological consulting services throughout British Columbia. Our work is conducted at the request of First Nations, federal and provincial government agencies and ministries, private sector corporations, and private landowners.

Job Description

Terra is looking to hire staff archaeologists, field directors, and senior archaeologists at their Victoria, Richmond, and Kamloops offices. Duties and responsibilities will vary based on the position, though all successful applicants, at minimum, may be responsible for completing archaeological field surveys and excavations according to the requirements of Heritage Conservation Act permits issued by the Archaeology Branch. This may include, but not be limited to, any of the following:

  • Taking detailed field notes and sketches
  • Identifying pre-AD 1846 and historic cultural resources
  • Excavating shovel tests, evaluative units, and excavation units
  • Mapping sites and navigating survey areas using a handheld GPS unit
  • Collecting and analyzing artifacts
  • Authoring interim reports

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in archaeology or anthropology with a focus in archaeology
  • A demonstrated knowledge of BC archaeology and the Heritage Conservation Act
  • Ability to work in varying terrain and weather conditions
  • Ability to travel throughout the province
  • Ability to follow and implement technical and safety training and instructions
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • OFA Level 1

All archaeologists will be expected to equip themselves appropriately for the job.

Please apply to

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Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp (SNRC)

Location Skeetchestn (Savona, Kamloops, Cache Creek)

Information: Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp is seeking two archaeologists for field and office work is based out of our office on the Skeetchestn Indian Reserve near Savona, BC.

These are permanent full-time positions for archaeologists who have or are close to qualifying for field director status in the Plateau region.

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.

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. We work in collaboration with the Skeetchestn Indian Band to steward the land, water and all its inhabitants with an ethic of sustainability, respect and reciprocity.

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

Experience working with Secwepemc communities and an understanding of Secwepemc culture is an asset.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities are field- and office-based work relating to all aspects of regulatory heritage management, with a focus on forestry. Duties include

  • survey, AIA, monitoring, mitigation
  • reporting, mapping and site forms
  • supervising field crews of trained First Nations field technicians
  • liaising with clients and with neighbouring First Nations organizations
  • training and mentoring field crew and office staff
  • contributing research and support to ongoing initiatives.
  • contributing to safe, supportive and educational work environment

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
  • Proficiency with standard office computer applications and equipment
  • 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
  • Valid driver’s license
  • 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

Compensation: Competitive wage and benefits packages (actual wage commensurate with experience and qualifications). We offer opportunities for advancement and support for achievement of additional qualifications (field directorship, permit-holding status, BCAPA membership) and other professional development and public archaeology outreach opportunities.

To apply: Send your package to by June 10, 2019, with ‘Archaeologist job application’ in the subject line. Please include:

  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references (one may be an academic supervisor; references from a First Nations community or organization are encouraged)
  • a brief cover letter including wage expectations

Please feel free to contact Joanne (250-373-2493 ext 216, with any questions prior to applying.

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

Company Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp (SNRC)
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Landsong Heritage Consulting Ltd.
Field Archaeologists (All Levels)

Location Various Locations in BC and Alberta

Landsong Heritage Consulting Ltd. is seeking full time and seasonal field archeologists of all levels.

Established in 1998, Landsong is a based out of Moberly Lake, BC. We conduct archaeology and traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) assessments throughout BC and Alberta. Over the years we have developed and continue to foster strong relationships with local Indigenous communities that in turn support respectful and meaningful cultural resource management. Landsong’s work culture is guided by core values of Excellence in Quality, Integrity, Innovation, Respect, and Safety and is built on a foundation of collaborative, team-based effort.

We provide opportunities for new archaeologists looking to gain experience and training, as well as for seasoned archaeologists wanting to branch out and acquire more experience and responsibility as Field Directors and Permit Holders.

At Landsong we understand the importance of work-life balance. We provide comprehensive benefits, equipment and mobile phone allowances, investment packages and funding for external training and conferences. We are looking for individuals seeking opportunities to grow and learn with us.

Job Description:

  • Participation in archaeology and TLU/TEK field assessments for oil and gas, forestry, wind energy, mining and other industries
  • Compliance, oversight and continued development of the Landsong EHS Program
  • Adherence to the Landsong Quality Management Program (QMP)
  • Opportunities may be provided in technical report writing, project management and other office-based work
  • Walking up to and at times exceeding 5 km per day in rugged and wooded terrain
  • Operation of 4×4 trucks, ATVs, UTVs, snowmobiles
  • Working in remote locations and with extended hours, including weekends
  • Candidates are required to relocate to Moberly Lake/Chetwynd area

Minimum Requirements:

  • A. or B.Sc. in Archaeology or Anthropology
  • Completion of an archaeology field school program at an accredited university, college or equivalent field experience
  • Valid Class 5 Driver License
  • High level of physical fitness and must be able to carry a backpack, tools, equipment and supplies which may at times exceed a combined weight of 45 pounds.

Additional Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight within a team environment
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience with consulting archaeology and working with Indigenous communities in British Columbia
  • Preference may be given to those with Field Director status, those with excavation experience, lithic analysis and cataloguing experience

If you are interested in working with Landsong, please submit your CV to

Company Landsong Heritage Consulting Ltd.
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