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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

In Situ Consulting
Archaeologist

Location Sunshine Coast, BC
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In Situ Consulting is seeking an Archaeologist to join our team on the Sunshine Coast, BC. The expected start date for this position is Spring 2019.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Produce technical reports and assist Field Director in conducting archaeological fieldwork, including but not limited to:

  • Active participation in archaeological field assessments
  • 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

Roles and tasks include:

  • Participation in archaeological fieldwork (forestry survey, excavation, monitoring)
  • Timely completion of archaeological assessment reports and compilation of related documentation
  • Effective management and/or compilation of resource data and inventory
  • Archival and background research, which may involve travel
  • Meet Project Manager expectations of deliverables

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Valid Class 5 Driver License
  • Canadian Citizen
  • Consistent availability to work away from home office at remote jobsites and offices
  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology/Anthropology/Earth Sciences

Desirable Certifications:

  • Valid First Aid Level 1 & Transportation Endorsement
  • Valid H2S, WHMIS 2015, TDG
  • ATV Rider Safety & Snow Pro (preferred)
  • Bear Aware

Preference given to those with the following skills/experience:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in compiling and writing consulting level archaeological impact assessment reports
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Professional suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to interpret maps
  • Basic knowledge of surficial geology and/or landscape archaeology
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and in a team environment, taking direction from Project Director
  • Prior experience liaising with First Nations, Proponents, regulatory bodies, land agents, and landowners
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse crew to effectively facilitate fieldwork and report compilation
  • Detail oriented with an aptitude for technical editing
  • Archaeologists to participate in archaeological fieldwork throughout Coastal British Columbia.
  • Demonstrated ability to take effective field notes
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate in a forestry context
  • 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 & mapping techniques
  • Safe operation of vehicles, ATV, snowmobiles, etc.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your C.V. and two examples of writing (one

technical and one theoretical) to Ashley Christensen-Pate via email: ashley@insituconsulting.ca

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Title

Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp (SNRC)
Archaeologist

Location Skeetchestn (Savona, Kamloops, Cache Creek), BC
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Information: Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp is seeking a full time archaeologist for field and office work is based out of our office on the Skeetchestn Indian Reserve near Savona, BC. This is a junior position with opportunities for mentorship and advancement. You will work with a skilled and experienced team of professionals and technicians, under the supervision of RPFs and RPCAs.

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 and the contemporary contexts and issues affecting these communities would be an asset, Secwepemc candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities are field- and office based work relating to all aspects of regulatory heritage management, with a focus on forestry (survey, AIA, monitoring, mitigation, reporting, mapping and site forms). The position includes an initial period of mentorship under our experienced archaeologists, followed by the addition of responsibilities related to managing small projects (e.g. supervising field crews of trained First Nations field technicians, liaising with clients and with neighbouring First Nations organizations, and training and mentoring field crew) and contributing research and support to ongoing initiatives.

Contributing to safe, supportive and educational work environment is an essential part of this position.

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), including awareness of BC Archaeology Branch policies, procedures and standards
  • 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
  • Demonstrated experience working in partnership with First Nations communities
  • 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

Preference to candidates with:

  • Status as qualified field director and/or permit holder in the Interior plateau region
  • Membership in the BCAPA (any level)
  • Experience in and knowledge of the archaeology of Secwepemculewc/southern interior
  • An understanding of the breadth and application of various management options 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: Wage commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits package available to qualifying individuals. SNRC offers opportunities for advancement and support for achievement of additional qualifications (permit-holding, BCAPA membership) and other professional development opportunities.

To apply: Send your application package to joanne@skeetchestn.ca by March 15, 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)
  • an ‘experience summary spreadsheet’ (see Archaeology Branch Bulletin 17, here)
  • a brief cover letter including wage expectations

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

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Title

Ridgeline Archaeology Ltd.
Archaeologist – Field Supervisor/Director

Location Prince George, BC
Information

Information:
Ridgeline Archaeology is currently seeking motivated archaeologists to join our growing Leadership Team this Spring. This is a full-time position based out of Prince George which offers extensive training, incentives, and professional growth 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 required to lead archaeological field work as senior staff and in remote locations.

  • Responsibilities:
  • 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.

Requirements:

  • Two or more years of demonstrable field experience in remote locations (for Supervisor);
  • Or, Interior Plateau qualified or eligible Field Director (see Bulletin 17);
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Archaeology or Anthropology;
  • 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 wildlife and domestic animals.

Remuneration:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with education, skills and experience. Qualified individuals will be eligible for our health and benefits package.
  • Please provide Curriculum Vitae (with references) or inquiries to:  info@rarchaeology.com

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

Company:

Ridgeline Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management.
https://www.ridgelinearchaeology.com

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Title

Ecofor Consulting Ltd.
Lithic Lab Technician (Job ID# 2019-014)

Location Fort St. John, BC
Information

Ecofor Consulting Ltd. is a natural and cultural resource management company with a team of over 50 professional and technical employees. Ecofor has offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory and Nova Scotia (www.ecofor.ca).

Are you looking for an opportunity to build a career in archaeology? Ecofor is currently seeking a Lithic Lab Technician to join our team in our Fort St. John, BC office. This is an hourly position offering competitive wages and opportunities for professional growth and career development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Artifact washing and cataloguing.
  • Assist the Lab Director; and,
  • Promote a strong safety culture and become an active member of the Ecofor team.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Pursuing or have obtained an undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology.
  • Able to work in a strong safety culture; and,
  • Must possess a valid driver’s licence.
  • Experience in Cultural Resource Management would be an asset.
  • Experience with artifact identification, analysis and artifact cataloguing is an asset.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, desire to grow business, and work closely with other environmental professionals, environmental discipline leads, and First Nations.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: careers@ecofor.ca by March 6, 2019.  Please include the Job ID number 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 (Job ID# 2019-009,010,011,012)

Location Various Locations, BC
Information

Ecofor Consulting Ltd. is a natural and cultural resource management company with a team of over 50 professional and technical employees. Ecofor has offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory and Nova Scotia (www.ecofor.ca).

Are you looking to build a career in archaeology? Ecofor is currently seeking Archaeological Field Technicians to join our team in Prince George, Fort St. James, Williams Lake, and Fort St. John, BC. This is an hourly position offering competitive wages and opportunities for professional growth and career development.

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) for the Fort St. John location.
  • Promote a strong safety culture and become an active member of the Ecofor team.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Pursuing or have obtained an undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, desire to grow business, and work closely with other environmental professionals, environmental discipline leads, and First Nations.
  • Willing to travel for work and stay in remote accommodations for extended periods of time.
  • Physical ability to do strenuous fieldwork in a variety of field conditions.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, and 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.

Job ID Numbers:

  • 2018-009 Archaeological Field Technician – Prince George, BC.
  • 2018-010 Archaeological Field Technician – Fort St. James, BC.
  • 2018-011 Archaeological Field Technician – Williams Lake, BC.
  • 2018-012 Archaeological Field Technician – Fort St. John, BC.

Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@ecofor.ca by March 6, 2019.  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 Crew Lead (Job ID# 2019-005,006,007,008)

Location Various Locations, BC
Information

Ecofor Consulting Ltd. is a natural and cultural resource management company with a team of over 50 professional and technical employees. Ecofor has offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory and Nova Scotia (www.ecofor.ca).

Are you looking to work with a dynamic team of professionals? Ecofor is currently seeking experienced Archaeological Crew Leads to join our team in Prince George, Fort St. James, Williams Lake, and Fort St. John, BC. This is an hourly position offering competitive wages, housing/subsidy, benefits, and opportunities for professional growth and career development.

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.
  • Promote a strong safety culture and become an active member of the Ecofor team.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, desire to grow 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, excavation, data collection, field note taking and laboratory experience desired.
  • Ability to conduct strenuous field work in a variety of field conditions.
  • Excavation experience for the Fort St. John location.
  • Experience with handheld GPS units, mapping software, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe software.
  • Willingness to travel for work and stay in remote accommodations.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license. Skill with snowmobiles, ATVs and UTVs is an asset.
  • Current H2S, First Aid, Ground Disturbance, and any other relevant safety tickets would be an asset but is not required.

Job ID Numbers:

  • 2019-005 Archaeological Crew Lead – Prince George, BC
  • 2019-006 Archaeological Crew Lead – Fort St. James, BC.
  • 2019-007 Archaeological Crew Lead – Williams Lake, BC.
  • 2019-008 Archaeological Crew Lead – Fort St. John, BC.

Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@ecofor.ca by March 6, 2019.  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.
Lithic Lab Director (Job ID# 2019-013)

Location Fort St. John, BC
Information

Ecofor Consulting Ltd. is a natural and cultural resource management company with a team of over 50 professional and technical employees. Ecofor has offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory and Nova Scotia (www.ecofor.ca).

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a dynamic team of professionals? Ecofor is currently seeking a Lab Director to join our team in our Fort St. John, BC. This is an hourly position offering competitive wages, benefits, housing/subsidy, and opportunities for professional growth and career development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Artifact identification, lithic analysis and artifact cataloguing.
  • Quality assurance.
  • Reporting to and updating Project Managers.
  • Promote a strong safety culture and become an active member of the Ecofor team.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree in Anthropology or Archaeology.
  • Significant experience with artifact identification, analysis and artifact cataloguing.
  • Significant laboratory experience.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Experience in Cultural Resource Management would be considered an asset.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, desire to grow business, and work closely with other environmental professionals, environmental discipline leads, and First Nations.

Please send your resume and cover letter to careers@ecofor.ca by March 6, 2019.  Please include the Job ID number 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 Permit Holder/Field Director (SAB) (Job ID: 2019-015)

Location Fort St. John, BC (Job ID# 2019-015)
Information

Ecofor Consulting Ltd. is a natural and cultural resource management company with a team of over 50 professional and technical employees. Ecofor has offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory and Nova Scotia (www.ecofor.ca).

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a dynamic team of professionals? Ecofor is currently seeking a Permit Holder/Field Director to join our team in Fort St. John, BC. This is an hourly position offering competitive wages, housing/subsidy, benefits and opportunities for professional growth and career development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to hold blanket permits and/or direct crews in the Sub-Arctic Boreal culture area.
  • Identify and record areas of archaeology potential and identify archaeological sites.
  • Collect data, ensure accuracy and quality of data, and complete data management.
  • Lead field reconnaissance, archaeological impact assessments for oil and gas, forestry, transportation and other industries.
  • Supervise field crews during Systematic Data Recovery (excavation) for the Fort St. John location.
  • Archaeological monitoring.
  • Write and edit interim reports and site forms.
  • Supervise field crews, review fieldwork and coordinate with Project Managers; and,
  • Promote a strong safety culture and become an active member of the Ecofor team.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • An undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology.
  • Field Director certification and/or Permit Holder status in the Sub-Arctic Boreal culture region.
  • Experience with artifact identification, analysis and artifact cataloguing.
  • Experience in mapping, pedestrian survey, subsurface testing, excavation, data collection, field note taking and laboratory experience.
  • Knowledge of Oil and Gas regulations.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, desire to grow business, and work closely with other environmental professionals, environmental discipline leads, and First Nations.
  • Experience using handheld GPS units, mapping software, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe software.
  • Willing to travel for work and stay in remote camps for shifts of 10 days or more.
  • Physically able to do strenuous field work in a variety of conditions.
  • Experience writing interim reports and site forms.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license. Skill with snowmobiles, ATVs and UTVs is an asset.
  • Current H2S, First Aid, Ground Disturbance, and any other relevant safety tickets would be an asset but is not required.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: careers@ecofor.ca by March 6, 2019.  Please include the Job ID number 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

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

Location Fort St. John, BC
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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, heritage 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

Kleanza Consulting Ltd.
Project Manager

Location Vancouver and Terrace, BC
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Do you want to work with a company that recognizes the importance of work-life balance, has an unsurpassed reputation for challenging the current culture of BC consulting archaeology, and is a leader in facilitating community-based projects, engagement, and ethical practices? Do you wish you had the opportunity to develop your own projects, work directly with company owners to impact company focuses, cultivate your own interests within a supportive and encouraging setting, and work within a company that respects employees’ personal values and professional objectives? Our company is growing, and we are looking for exceptional staff to work with us on diverse, challenging, and unique projects in the Vancouver area and throughout BC, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories.

Kleanza Consulting Ltd., with offices in Terrace, Prince Rupert, on central Vancouver Island, and in Vancouver seeks an exceptional Project Manager for a full-time position based out of Vancouver office. There is potential for this position to become permanent. The position will primarily be based in Vancouver, but may include travel throughout BC.

Applicants must be a Permit Holder in at least one culture area in BC, and have a proven track record of undertaking ethical archaeology with and for First Nations in Metro Vancouver and the rest of the province. Applicants must have at least five years’ experience in BC archaeology, understand the unique complexities associated with undertaking projects in the Vancouver area, and be well-respected and known by our clients and the Archaeology Branch. Applicants must have a Bachelors 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 designs, 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. Additional training such as ATV, snowmobile, and Wilderness First Aid certification would be an asset.

Kleanza Consulting Ltd. is a small company that prides itself on excellent working relationships with local First Nations and providing a supportive and safe environment for all employees. We provide health/dental benefits, conference and gear funding, as well as other perks after three months’ employment.

Submit your CV electronically to: Jenny Botica, jenny@kleanza.com

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Title

Millennia Research Limited
Archaeological Field Assistants

Location Greater Victoria area
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Millennia Research Limited, an archaeological consulting company located in Victoria, has openings for several casual archaeological assistants.  The positions are temporary and primarily will work on a major civil infrastructure project.  Work is in the Greater Victoria area. Work primarily involves field tasks.

Applicants must have a Bachelors or graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology or a closely-related field. Archaeological field school or equivalent experience is also a minimum requirement. Field assistants must be physically fit and agile, reliable, and be willing to follow strict safety protocols as we will be working with heavy machinery and near deep excavations. Field technicians must also work well with others in a team environment, take direction from supervisors,

Other requirements of the job:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Valid WCB OFA Level 1 certificate
  • High level of physical fitness
  • Valid BC driver’s licence
  • Commitment to safety and following all rules and procedures as required including the Millennia Safety Handbook and the Project Safety Plan. Attendance at safety meetings and orientations will be required
  • Ability to work flexible hours (i.e., short-notice shortened or extended hours and weekend work is possible). Weather or changes in the Project plan may result in cancellations or delay the start of work or require a work day to end early.
  • Work in inclement weather will be likely
  • Suitable field clothing (e.g., long pants, sleeved shirts, layers that can be removed based on weather changes, rain gear if needed) and CSA approved Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) not supplied by the company (e.g., steel-toe boots). Millennia will supply hard hats, eye protection, ear protection, and high-visibility vests for Field Assistants to use, however you are welcome to bring your own CSA approved PPE to wear on-site. Full PPE (hard hat, eye protection, high-visibility vest or shirt, steel-toe boots, long pants, ear protection when necessary) is required when working around heavy machinery.

Technical writing experience, WHMIS certification, work on construction sites, and Transferable Reliability Status for Public Works and Government Services Canada (basic security screening) would all be very useful but not essential.

Wage will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Please submit CV with covering letter outlining experience, availability, references and salary expectations to morley@millennia-research.com

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Title

Millennia Research Limited
Laboratory Manager

Location Victoria, BC
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Millennia Research Limited, Victoria, is looking for an experienced archaeologist to fill a full-time career position as Laboratory Manager. Millennia is a company that provides archaeological services to a wide variety of clients in British Columbia. With nearly 20 employees and offices next to the Galloping Goose Regional Park, we offer a pleasant work environment, bicycle-friendly commuting, and a chance to work in a company at the leading edge in the use of technology in archaeology.  The position is based in Victoria. Although there may be opportunities for occasional field work, the job is intended to be in-office. Preference is for candidates with field experience. The successful candidate must have a BA or BSc in archaeology or museum studies and substantive archaeological laboratory experience.

Duties will include (some may require supervision of junior staff doing the work):

  • Tracking time spent by project and task;
  • Attending staff meetings;
  • Coordinating with field staff, GIS staff, and managers to determine upcoming project laboratory needs;
  • Receiving samples (artifacts, faunal remains, sediment samples etc) as they come in from the field to the lab, and ensuring they all have appropriate bar codes (or field labels in lieu);
  • Conducting a preliminary review of electronic information for quality assessment;
  • Uploading field data to Millennia’s management database and communicating with GIS staff regarding data;
  • Printing from the management database preliminary ID labels to supplement bar codes and placing these into the correct bags;
  • Cataloguing artifacts, including receiving appropriate numbers from regulators or institutions, following institution, provincial, or Parks Canada standards and formats;
  • Preparing samples to be transferred for further analysis, including preparing shipping and customs declarations and any necessary ancillary information where necessary;
  • Coordinating with project directors and photographer to make artifacts or other materials available for photography and replacing them in storage when completed;
  • Tracking materials internally and externally including using the Chain-of-Custody part of Millennia’s project management database and other software tools;
  • Preparing catalogues and other specialized reports for inclusion in reports;
  • Caring for ancestral remains and associated funerary objects in an appropriate and secure manner, engaging with First Nations as needed, and preparing remains for reburial as directed by First Nations advice;
  • Preparing collections for transfer to repository, shipping or delivering as appropriate and updating project tracking form, closing project and informing administrative staff as required and informing regulators if required.
  • Keeping lab and field supplies in supply, reordering as necessary,
  • providing invoices or receipts to financial manager and obtaining permission for large or unusual purchases.

Other requirements of the job:

  • BA or BSc or higher in archaeology/anthropology or museum studies
  • Knowledge of artifact identification, classification, and culture-history for at least one of the three BC regions (Northwest Coast, Interior Plateau, and Boreal Forest);
  • Ability to distinguish between cultural and natural modification;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated cataloguing and other writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • a valid BC driver’s licence
  • commitment to safety
  • Candidates must be able to work to deadlines with minimal supervision.

Wage will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Millennia offers a benefit package with full-time employment and professional development support. Please submit CV with covering letter outlining credentials, experience, availability, references and salary expectations to morley@millennia-research.com

Closing date – February 11, 2019

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Title

Circle CRM Group
Field Director

Location Williams Lake, BC & Calgary, AB
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Circle CRM Group is seeking qualified applications for the position of Field Director (Interior Plateau and/or Subarctic/Boreal Forest” to join our BC team. This is a full-time, seasonal position but can be full-time permanent for the right applicant. Fieldwork is based mainly out of our Williams Lake office, with office-based work out of Circle’s Calgary office.

Start date: April 2019 (or sooner for the right applicant)

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.

Circle values our archaeologists; we consider each person to be a valuable contributor to our team. We work hard but incentivize and compensate great work accordingly. Archaeologists who succeed are given preference to other large-scale mitigations and projects outside of BC, as well as conferences and meetings locally and nationally.

Duties:

The Field Director will be responsible for leading crews 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
  • Writing interim reports
  • Leading by example, with regard to teamwork, safety, communication, and archaeology

Other duties may include management of, and 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
  • Approved Field Director status with the BC Archaeology Branch for the Interior Plateau and/or Subarctic/Boreal Forest of BC
  • 2+ years of supervising field crews
  • 5+ years of prior related field experience in archaeology
  • Prior related experience identifying areas of potential and identifying sites in the Interior Plateau and/or Subarctic/Boreal
  • 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

  • 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
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A.E.W. LP / Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council
Archaeologist

Location Lytton, BC
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The Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council (NNTC) was established in the early 1980’s to protect and promote the title and rights of the Nlaka’pamux Nation. In recent years the Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council has successfully completed a number of agreements regarding the recognition and implementation of Nlaka’pamux Title and Rights. For the upcoming 2019 field season, our Environmental Services team is seeking two (2) experienced Archaeologists for a full-time, eight-month archaeologist position, with a strong possibility for extensions or permanent positions.

The position offers considerable schedule flexibility, with work weeks during the field season generally consisting of four days on and three days off. You will undertake frequent fieldwork out of Lytton and other locations in the southern interior from April through November. Although permanent relocation to Lytton is not a requirement, the field position is based in Lytton. Successful applicants will need to arrange for their own accommodations when working out of Lytton. The work location for office-based responsibilities is flexible.

Your primary duties will include both field- and office-based responsibilities related to heritage reconnaissance, archaeological assessments, and monitoring activities primarily associated with heritage stewardship and archaeological assessments involving the hydro-electric, forestry and mining sectors. You will work with a skilled and experienced team of professionals and technicians, under the supervision of Field Directors, RPFs, and RPCAs. Candidates must be willing to work collaboratively with and accept direction from community members.

Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting background research and report review;
  • Assisting with planning and logistics for field projects;
  • Conducting survey and shovel testing;
  • Recording and maintaining accurate field notes;
  • Assisting with site mapping;
  • Assisting with evaluative unit excavations
  • Collecting and logging GPS data;
  • Training and mentoring field crew;
  • Assisting with site forms and data tables;
  • Contributing to summary, interim and final reports.

This challenging and rewarding opportunity will appeal to professionals that possess a BA and/or BSc with an archaeology focus, a B.C. archaeological field school (or equivalent), demonstrated experience in B.C. heritage resource management (or equivalent), knowledge and experience in adhering to occupational health & safety practices, a valid Class 5 driver’s licence, and a current First Aid Ticket (Level 1 minimum). Strong technical, mapping and reporting ability is essential. Experience with GPS (including Trimble units) and GIS systems is also preferable.

Other key requirements include self-motivation, excellent written and verbal communication skills, proven project management skills, proficiency in report writing, the ability to work in a deadline-oriented environment with minimal supervision, an ability to establish and maintain effective relationships, an ability to work collaboratively in a team, and good computer skills. The ability to adapt, undertake multiple tasks, and respond quickly to changing priorities is imperative.

A.E.W. LP offers highly competitive wages and a flexible work schedule. The expected start date for this position is April 1, 2019 but alternate start dates will be considered.

If you possess the necessary qualifications and skills, please forward your cover letter, resume and salary expectations, in strictest confidence to: Tawnya Collins (tcollins@nntc.ca)

Please quote A.E.W. LP Archaeologist Job Application in the subject line.

We thank all applicants in advance, but only those shortlisted for

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A.E.W. LP / Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council
Archaeological Field Director

Location Lytton, BC
Information

The Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council (NNTC) was established in the early 1980s to protect and promote the title and rights of the Nlaka’pamux Nation. In recent years the Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council has successfully completed a number of agreements regarding the recognition and implementation of Nlaka’pamux Title and Rights. For the upcoming 2019 field season, our Environmental Services team is seeking two (2) experienced Archaeologists for full-time, one-year Field Director positions, with a strong possibility for annual extensions or a permanent position.

The position offers considerable schedule flexibility, with work weeks during the field season generally consisting of four days on and three days off. You will undertake frequent fieldwork out of Lytton and other locations in the southern interior from April through November. Although permanent relocation to Lytton is not a requirement, the field position is based in Lytton. Successful applicants will need to arrange for their own accommodations when working out of Lytton. The work location for office-based responsibilities is flexible.

Your primary duties will include both field- and office-based responsibilities, including planning, managing, directing, and reporting for heritage reconnaissance, archaeological assessments, and monitoring activities primarily associated with heritage stewardship and archaeological assessments involving the hydro-electric, forestry and mining sectors. You will work with a skilled and experienced team of professionals and technicians, under the supervision of RPFs and RPCAs. Candidates must be willing to work collaboratively with and accept direction from community members.

Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting background research and report review;
  • Planning and logistics for field projects;
  • Liaising with community members and NNTC personnel;
  • Conducting survey and shovel testing;
  • Recording and maintaining accurate field notes;
  • Collecting and logging GPS data;
  • Site mapping using survey-grade equipment and/or chain and compass;
  • Planning and executing evaluative unit excavations;
  • Drawing EU profiles and recording layer characterizations;
  • Training and mentoring field crew;
  • Assisting with report mapping, and;
  • Preparing summary, interim and final reports.

This challenging and rewarding opportunity will appeal to professionals that possess a BA and/or BSc with an archaeology focus (a Masters degree is desirable), valid (or eligible for) Field Director status for the Interior region, a B.C. archaeological field school (or equivalent), three years demonstrated experience in B.C. heritage resource management (or equivalent), knowledge and experience in adhering to occupational health & safety practices, a valid Class 5 driver’s licence, and a current First Aid Ticket (Level 1 minimum). Strong technical, mapping and reporting ability is essential. Experience with GPS (including Trimble units), GIS systems, and delivering RISC Archaeological training courses is desirable.

Other key qualities you will possess include self-motivation, excellent written and verbal communication skills, proven project management abilities, proficiency in report writing, the ability to work in a deadline-oriented environment with minimal supervision, an ability to establish and maintain effective relationships, an ability to work collaboratively in a team, and good computer skills. The ability to adapt, undertake multiple tasks, and respond quickly to changing priorities is imperative.

A.E.W. LP offers highly competitive wages and a flexible work schedule. The expected start date for this position is April 1, 2019 but alternate start dates will be considered.

If you possess the necessary qualifications and skills, please forward your cover letter, resume and salary expectations, in strictest confidence to: Tawnya Collins (tcollins@nntc.ca)

Please quote A.E.W. LP Field Director Job Application in the subject line.

We thank all applicants in advance, but only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

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Archer CRM Partnership
Archaeologist – Field Director

Location Fort St John, BC
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Our Fort St John office has positions available for full time Archaeological Field Directors (as per Bulletin 17) for the Spring of 2019. 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.

Requirements:

  • 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.

Certifications:

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

Remuneration:

  • 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 (@) archercrm.ca , or by fax to 1.250.261.5474

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

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Archer CRM Partnership
Archaeologist

Location Fort St John, BC
Information

Our Fort St John office has positions available starting Spring 2019 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.

Requirements:

  • 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.

Certifications:

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

Remuneration:

  • 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 (@) archercrm.ca , or by fax to 1.250.261.5474.

A printable PDF document of this job posting is available here

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Archer CRM Partnership
Archaeologist – Apprentice

Location Fort St John, Prince George, and Vanderhoof, BC
Information

Our Fort St John, Prince George, and Vanderhoof offices have positions available starting Spring 2019 for seasonal Apprentice 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 vehicles, ATV, snowmobiles, and other devices;
  • Preference will be given to Fort St John applicants that meet the qualifications of the North Focus program.

Requirements:

  • 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;
  • 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.

Certifications:

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

Remuneration:

  • 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 (@) archercrm.ca , or by fax to 1.250.261.5474.

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

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Archer CRM Partnership
Archaeologist – Apprentice and Field Supervisor

Location Burnaby, BC
Information

For the Spring of 2019 our Burnaby office is accepting resumes for possible upcoming large scale projects in the Vancouver area. The positions will be project specific and therefore short term. Successful applicants will have their names placed on a standby list to be contacted when the projects come online.

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 vehicles, ATV, snowmobiles, and other devices

Requirements:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Certifications:

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

Remuneration:

  • 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 (@) archercrm.ca , or by fax to 1.250.261.5474.

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

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