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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


Ecofor Consulting Ltd.
Archaeology Project Manager (Job ID: 2021-028)

Location Prince George or Fort St James, BC


Ecofor Consulting Ltd. is a natural and cultural resource management company with a team of over 60 professional and technical employees. Ecofor’s reputation is one of integrity, sound work product and customer satisfaction. Safety is priority and our employees are our number one asset. We strive to promote from within, supporting professional development and career growth.

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a dynamic team of professionals?  Do you want a challenging, rewarding career that makes a positive impact on our local communities, or want to build skills and develop strong relationships?

If this interests you, Ecofor is currently seeking an Archaeology Project Manager to join our team in Prince George or Fort St. James.

This is a full-time position offering competitive wages, extended health benefits (medical/dental/vision) and vacation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage archaeological projects and assist the regional manager, HSE manager, and other senior management in planning and coordinating field work.
  • Develop a workplan that identifies and sequences activities to successfully complete projects.
  • Determine the resources (time, money, personnel, equipment etc.) required to complete the project and communicate to regional manager.
  • Obtain qualified consultants to work on projects as appropriate (complete/manage sub-contracts).
  • Review quality of work completed with project teams, including field directors, on a regular basis to ensure project standards are met.
  • Review the project schedule with management and other staff that will be affected by project activities, revise the schedule as required to ensure successful completion.
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures.
  • Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variances to senior management (ensure project financial records are up to date) and submit “Project Completion Checklists” to the finance department.
  • Client and stakeholder management.
  • Work with business development team to identify new business opportunities and potential clients.
  • Write and review interim and final reports, ensuring project deliverables are on time, within budget and to the desired quality level.
  • Conduct field assessments and travel for work as required.
  • Promote a strong safety culture and work collaboratively within Ecofor’s corporate culture.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology (specializing in archaeology).
  • Ability to hold Heritage Inspection Permits and/or have Field Director status in the BC Interior Plateau and/or Subarctic/Boreal would be an asset.

Skills and Experience:

  • Have demonstrated knowledge of the BC Heritage Conservation Act and provincial regulatory requirements and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Cultural Resource Management.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, desire to grow business, and work closely (both in a field lead and support role) with other environmental professionals, and environmental discipline leads.
  • Experience working in partnership with First Nations communities and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Ability to conduct strenuous field work and willingness to travel for work and stay in remote accommodations as needed.
  • Proficiency in the operation of field equipment is an asset.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Please apply online at or send your resume and cover letter to by January 15, 2022. 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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Capital Regional District
Archaeologist (Competition 21/275)

Salary $43.80 to $49.65 per hour
Location Victoria, BC



Reporting to the Manager of First Nations Relations, the CRD Archaeologist will provide expert professional advice and direction in archaeological resource planning and management across CRD operations.  Responsibilities include building and maintaining respectful relationships with First Nations, overseeing and implementing the CRD’s Protection and Conservations of Heritage Sites policy, leading workshops and training, supporting CRD staff and overseeing archaeological assessment and permitting for ground disturbing activities.  This position will support implementation of the First Nations Relations division goals and initiatives, in line with the CRD Statement of Reconciliation.

The CRD conducts its business within the traditional territories of over 20 First Nations, including Songhees, Xwsepsum (Esquimalt), W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout), W̱SIKEM (Tseycum), MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat), Sc’ianew (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke, Pacheedaht and Pune’laxutth’ (Penelekut). All of whom have a long standing relationship with the land and waters from time immemorial that continues to this day.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establishes and maintains respectful relations with First Nations in the region regarding protection and conservation of heritage sites.
  • Develops and implements strategies, agreements or other working arrangements with First Nations regarding protection and conservation of heritage sites.
  • Revises and develops operational policies, procedures, guidelines and technical standards as needed.
  • Develops and delivers trainings for CRD staff on policy, procedures, archaeological awareness, chance find protocols, use of RAAD, and other related themes.
  • Supports CRD project managers in identifying and managing archaeological risk.
  • Provides strategic direction and archaeological oversight of CRD land-altering projects, to ensure compliance with the HCA, CRD policy, and emerging provincial, Indigenous or other regulatory approaches to conservation of heritage sites.
  • Provides support to CRD project managers for the oversight of the activities of external consultants hired to assess archaeological resources, and coordination with First Nations’ field staff and cultural monitors.
  • Holds permit to conduct occasional archaeological assessments of small-scale works, including desktop reviews and impact assessment field work when appropriate.
  • Investigate any reported policy or permit contraventions on CRD projects, and work with the relevant authority and First Nations to resolve any issues.
  • In the event of human remains being found on a CRD project, provides guidance and support to policing authorities and the Coroners Service and consults with First Nations and/or other parties to determine disposition of remains.
  • Keeps accurate records of archaeological activities to track CRD performance in meeting corporate and legislated heritage requirements.
  • Responds to external enquiries/concerns relating to archaeological aspects of plans or project development.
  • Prepares and delivers public presentations on the CRD’s approach to heritage sites.
  • Conducts other duties/responsibilities as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in archaeology or anthropology with a specialty in archaeology, and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in archaeological resource management, including as senior archaeologist or project manager, or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent combination of post-graduate training and 8 years’ experience in archaeological resource management, including as senior archaeologist or project manager.
  • Professional Membership in the British Columbia Association of Professional Archaeologists in good standing, or application to the BCAPA within 6 months of employment.
  • Must be eligible to hold Heritage Conservation Act Inspection Permits in the Northwest Coast Culture Area.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve positive working relationships with First Nations on BC’s south coast, with a preference for experience working with First Nations in the CRD region.
  • Familiarity with Provincial Heritage Conservation Act, rules and regulations and a working knowledge of related municipal, provincial and federal laws, regulations and practices.
  • Prior experience liaising with, or working for, First Nations, provincial regulatory bodies, municipal staff and other levels of government.
  • Strong interpersonal, project management, communication and negotiation skills including excellent writing skills and public speaking experience.
  • Highly organized with an ability to maintain and manage accurate records.
  • Ability to exercise professional judgement, and apply strategic, innovative thinking.
  • Demonstrated ability to speak well in public and to coach others. Preference for experience delivering archaeological resource management training and/or communicating change initiatives in a way that builds broad-based support.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in conducting research and writing technical reports, guidelines and policies.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat. Basic competency in GIS and CAD applications.
  • Ability to work both independently with minimal guidance and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Must possess a valid BC Driver’s Licence.


We encourage people of Indigenous ancestry, people of colour, and members of other diverse communities to apply.

To keep our employees, customers and the communities we serve safe, the CRD has introduced an employee mandatory vaccination policy intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.  As such, the CRD requires proof of being fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.



To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and covering letter online at under “Careers”.

The CRD thanks you for your interest and advises only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.

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Katzie Development Limited Partnership
Junior Archaeologist

Location Lower Mainland, BC


We are seeking Junior Archaeologists to assist on several large archaeological projects throughout the lower mainland.

Our ideal candidate is a detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision. The candidate must be a team player with a flexible attitude and the ability to prioritize workload, multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Integrity, professionalism and excellent communication skills are essential.


Possess an undergraduate degree in archaeology, anthropology, or a related field. Candidates pursuing a degree in archaeology and have completed a field school will also be considered:

  • ability to legally work in Canada
  • ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with First Nation communities
  • understanding of the Heritage Conservation Act
  • Experience with data entry
  • Excellent computer skills (outlook/word/excel)
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills are essential
  • Must be highly motivated


  • Assist in archaeological fieldwork
  • Assist with artifact cataloguing
  • Assist with archaeological reporting and data entry
  • Assist with Junior Katzie Technician jobs as needed
  • Any tasks assigned by the KDLP management

Please submit your CV to

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Landsong Heritage Consulting Ltd.
Archaeologist and Archaeological Field Assistant (full time, seasonal and/or casual positions)

Salary Excellent salaries and/or hourly pay based on qualifications & experience
Location Moberly Lake, BC


Landsong was established in 1998 and is based out of Moberly Lake, BC. We conduct archaeology assessments to meet provincial, federal and Indigenous regulatory requirements. We also work with Indigenous communities, facilitating and assisting with community-led traditional land use studies. 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 support work-life balance, provide comprehensive benefits, equipment and cell phone allowances, investment packages and funding for external training and conferences. We are looking for individuals seeking opportunities to grow and learn with us in a safe, creative and supportive work environment.

Archaeologist Job Description:

  • Field Archaeologist Team position focused on company-wide positive project support
  • Participation in archaeology for oil and gas, forestry, renewable energy and other industries
  • Participation in data collection to facilitate community-lead Indigenous land use studies
  • Walking up to, and at times exceeding, 5 km per day in rugged and wooded terrain
  • Carrying a backpack, tools, equipment and supplies that may at times exceed a combined weight of 45 pounds.
  • Operation of 4×4 trucks, ATVs, UTVs and snowmobiles
  • Work may be located in remote locations with accommodation in camps and hotels
  • Work may include extended hours, including weekends
  • Detailed client, regulatory and Indigenous community communications
  • Compliance with, oversight and continued development of the Landsong EHS Program
  • Adherence to the Landsong Quality Management Program (QMP)
  • Position will require relocation to the Moberly Lake/Chetwynd area

Job May Also Include:

  • Technical writing and review of reporting with attention to detail and quality
  • Assisting with project management, the safety program and/or general administration

Minimum Requirements for Archaeologist: 

  • B.A. or B.Sc. in Archaeology or Anthropology
  • For Archaeologists: completion of an archaeology field school program at an accredited university, college or equivalent field experience
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
  • Valid Class 5 Driver License

Minimum Requirements for Archaeological Field Assistant:

  • Interest and enthusiasm in learning about and participating in archaeology assessments
  • Valid Class 5 Driver License

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

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Brown & Oakes Archaeology
Archaeologist (All Levels)

Location Lower Mainland, BC


Brown & Oakes Archaeology is seeking archaeologists to join our team.

We are a small archaeological research and consulting firm operating in the Lower Mainland.  We focus on projects that are of interest and benefit to First Nation communities with whom we regularly work.  Our team of cultural heritage specialists embraces collaboration, teamwork, and mentorship and we value developing a deep understanding of the archaeological and historical record of the Indigenous territories in which we work.

We are seeking 1-2 junior archaeologists, 1 Northwest Coast field director and/or HCA permit holder, and 1 archaeologist to work as a special project coordinator focused on cultural heritage policy development.

Positions will be offered on a contractual basis. Contract terms are negotiable based on experience and qualifications.  Compensation is above average and commensurate with position and experience.  Our projects are situated in the Lower Mainland allowing team members a healthy and satisfying work life balance.

Positions & Responsibilities

Junior Archaeologist – Participate in fieldwork, research, and analysis, assist in archaeological site recording, site form preparation, cataloguing and curation of project materials, ensure the accurate and timely submission of work products, and work respectfully with team members.

Field Director/HCA Permit Holder – Supervise archaeological field programs, undertake archaeological assessments and monitoring, provide crew coordination, support and leadership, ensure high-quality field data collection and management, assist in data analysis, prepare technical reports and site forms, maintain strong, respectful and collaborative Indigenous community relationships, assist with project planning and preparation, ensure adherence to data collection systems as well as project health & safety programs.

Special Project Coordinator – This is a limited term full-time contract (minimum 6 months) focused on cultural heritage program and policy development.  The position will be held jointly with B&OA and a local First Nation.  Working experience with BC provincial and First Nation heritage policies is required.


Commensurate with position responsibilities, we are seeking individuals with the following:

  • Bachelors or graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology.
  • Archaeological field knowledge and experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of heritage legislation.
  • Strong working knowledge of Lower Fraser archaeology and Coast Salish culture.
  • A demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and respectful manner with all team members including First Nation representatives, clients, and coworkers.
  • An ability to work independently while contributing to a positive team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with word processing, graphic, and database programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Teams, OneNote, Photoshop).
  • Proficiency with standard data collection equipment including GPS and hand-held tablets.
  • Ability and willingness to perform field work in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Ability and willingness to meet project required drug and alcohol testing requirements.
  • A valid driver’s licence and means of personal transportation is REQUIRED.
  • Field Director/Permit Holder candidates must be currently recognized as a ‘northwest coast’ field director and in good standing with the BC Archaeology Branch.

Strength in Diversity

Brown & Oakes values team diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, colour, age, religion, gender identity, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation, among other demographics and identities.


Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to  Thank you for your interest.

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Location Various Locations, BC


Job Summary

Reporting to the Environmental Program Manager, this position is responsible for the provision of heritage and archaeological advice and technical support for projects/programs for the Gas/Electric division.

The Environment Department provides environmental management services to the organization around the following eight environmental risks areas: Aquatic Resource Management, Terrestrial Resource Management, Vegetation Management, Property Transactions, Waste Management, Materials Management, Emissions Management and Environmental Incidents.

This position is focused in the risk areas of Terrestrial Resource Management and Environmental Incidents and is specific to heritage and archaeological resource management.

Key Accountabilities: 

Provide heritage and archaeological management support for projects/programs associated with gas/electric operations including:

  • Manage archaeological data on electric and gas GIS systems;
  • Conduct preliminary desktop reviews for projects involving ground disturbance using RAAD (Remote Archaeological Assessment Data);
  • Undertake Archaeological Impact Assessments for ground disturbance in and around protected sites and within areas of moderate to high archaeological potential;
  • Review and prepare permit applications and reporting for Section 12 and 14 Heritage Conservation Act Permits;
  • Deliver archaeological awareness training to Operations;
  • Provide archaeological monitoring and inspection services where possible;
  • Liaise with Oil and Gas Commission and Archaeology Branch regarding heritage and archaeological management and Heritage Conservation Act regulatory requirements;
  • Coordinate Indigenous Communities involvement with archaeological project involvement;
  • Prepare archaeological reports; and,
  • Report and manage all archaeological chance finds.

Provide support in the heritage and archaeological oversight for projects/programs; ensure compliance with heritage and archaeological regulations, FortisBC Standards and other heritage and archaeological project documents.

Provide advice to the organization on the identification of heritage and archaeological risks, management practices, legal requirements, and implementation of heritage and archaeological protection measures.

Provide support in the oversight of the activities of external subject matter experts and consultants hired to provide resources necessary to manage and protect heritage and archaeological resources.

Establish and maintain effective relationship with stakeholders, customers, contractors, internal departments, and 3rd party contracts. Represent company interests and update project and business unit team members on areas of potential change.

Maintain project heritage and archaeological records that document due diligence to enable the company to meet legislated and corporate requirements.

Education and Experience: 

Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology plus a minimum of five (5) years of related experience in managing heritage and archaeological issues relating to gas/electric operations or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience preferably in the context of the energy industry.

Must be registered or ability to be registered as a Professional Archaeologist in BC. Must have ability to obtain/hold Heritage Conservation Act permits in BC.  Valid BC Driver’s License.

Role Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Technical Competencies:

  • In-depth working knowledge of Heritage Conservation Act and other legislation, regulations, bylaws (federal, provincial, municipal and First Nations) as related to the heritage and archaeological resource protection
  • Knowledge of heritage and archaeological management principles and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise professional judgement in the handling of confidential information
  • Demonstrated ability to use personal influence to achieve positive working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to meet performance metrics/standards within demanding work schedules
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and develop others
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and prepare accurate and complex reports
  • Demonstrated ability to run effective meetings
  • Demonstrated ability to apply superior judgment, strategic and innovative thinking in decision making
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems/conflict
  • Demonstrated intermediate level computer skills (MS Office Suite)



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