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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

Ecofor Consulting Ltd.
Archaeological Field Technician

Location Prince George & Fort St. James, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 16-SEP-2021

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 Archaeological Field Technician to join our team in Prince George or Fort St. James for the fall. This is an hourly position offering competitive wages. If you love the outdoors, working in a team, and learning new things this job is for you.

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).
  • Promote a strong safety culture and work collaboratively within Ecofor’s corporate culture.

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing or have obtained an undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology.

Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills, desire to grow the business, and work closely with other

environmental professionals, environmental discipline leads, and First Nations.

  • Physical ability to do strenuous fieldwork in a variety of field conditions.
  • Willing to travel for work and stay in remote accommodations for extended periods of time.
  • Skills with 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.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Job ID Numbers:

  • 2021-019 Archaeological Field Technician – Prince George, BC
  • 2021-020 Archaeological Field Technician – Fort St. James, BC

Please apply online at https://www.ecofor.ca/careers/ or send your resume and cover letter to careers@ecofor.ca by September 23, 2021. 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

Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP
Archaeologist – Field Director

Location Enderby, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 08-SEP-2021

Yucwmenlúcwu is a full-service Heritage, Environment, and Forestry resource management company based in Enderby, BC. We are a subsidiary of Splatsin Development Corporation, an economic development corporation wholly owned by Splatsin, the southernmost tribe of the Secwepemc Nation. Our foundation of approach is “Caretakers of the Land.” At Yucwmenlúcwu, we believe in work-life balance, growing rewarding careers, and the highest standards of practice. We offer competitive compensation and benefits package.

Our Heritage team thrives on building lasting relationships, continuous improvement, and bringing 21st century solutions to heritage resources management. We work with Splatsin to build capacity in the community and support Splatsin’s economic development goals.

We take pride in what we do, and we are looking for passionate, progressive team players to join our dynamic and growing team!

Position Purpose

Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP is seeking an Archaeologist – Field Director for a full-time position with our Heritage team based in Enderby, BC.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Supervision of all aspects of archaeological resource management practice
  • Engagement with First Nations, proponents, landowners, and regulatory agencies
  • Mentorship and training of junior archaeologists and Splatsin community members
  • Active participating in the Yucwmenlúcwu Safety Management System

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology with a minimum of 2 years’ experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Heritage Conservation Act and regulatory
  • Experience supervising archaeological assessments, excavations, and
  • Field Director status in the Interior Plateau or approaching
  • Proven ability to mentor and train staff

Preferred Skills and Attributes:

  • Professional specializations in any of the following: faunal analysis, statistical analysis, geoarchaeology, paleobotany, or remote sensing techniques
  • Previous experience working with a First Nation organization
  • General understanding of the First Nations consultation process
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-oriented
  • Strong aptitude for technical writing and reporting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with a diverse
  • Demonstrated proficiency completing assigned tasks on time and on
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality
  • Positive, diplomatic, and understanding personality
  • Valid driver’s license and clean drivers

If you are a reliable, team player that enjoys a dynamic work environment, competitive salary, and full benefit package, would like to hear from you. Please forward your resume and covering letter to human.resources@splatsindc.com.

Pursuant to section 16 of the Canadian Human Rights Act preference may be given to applicants of aboriginal ancestry.

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Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP
Senior Archaeologist

Location Enderby, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 08-SEP-2021

Yucwmenlúcwu is a full-service Heritage, Environment, and Forestry resource management company based in Enderby, BC. We are a subsidiary of Splatsin Development Corporation, an economic development corporation wholly owned by Splatsin, the southernmost tribe of the Secwepemc Nation. Our foundation of approach is “Caretakers of the Land.” At Yucwmenlúcwu, we believe in work-life balance, growing rewarding careers, and the highest standards of practice. We offer competitive compensation and benefits package.

Our Heritage team thrives on building lasting relationships, continuous improvement, and bringing 21st century solutions to heritage resources management. We work with Splatsin to build capacity in the community and support Splatsin’s economic development goals.

We take pride in what we do, and we are looking for passionate, progressive team players to join our dynamic and growing team!

Position Purpose

Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP is seeking a Senior Archaeologist for a position with our Heritage team based in Enderby, BC.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Hold Permit in the interior BC Plateau Region
  • Assist with all aspects of archaeological resource management
  • Archaeological fieldwork and reporting
  • Mentorship and training of Splatsin and other First Nation community members
  • Actively participation in the Yucwmenlúcwu Safety Management System

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology with 5 years field experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of archaeological field
  • Permit holding status in the interior BC Plateau Region
  • Experience participating in archaeological assessments, excavations, and
  • Ability to work outdoors in challenging field

Preferred Skills and Attributes:

  • Professional specializations in any of the following: faunal analysis, statistical analysis, geoarchaeology, paleobotany, or remote sensing techniques
  • Previous experience working with a First Nation organization
  • General understanding of the First Nations consultation process
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline-oriented
  • Strong aptitude for technical writing and reporting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with a diverse
  • Demonstrated proficiency completing assigned tasks on time and on
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality
  • Positive, diplomatic, and understanding personality
  • Valid driver’s license and clean drivers

If you are a reliable, team player that enjoys a rewarding, dynamic work environment and competitive wages we would like to hear from you. Please forward your resume and covering letter to human.resources@splatsindc.com.

Pursuant to section 16 of the Canadian Human Rights Act preference may be given to applicants of aboriginal ancestry.

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Title

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
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 08-SEP-2021

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 landsong@landsong.com.

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Title

K’ómoks First Nation
Archaeological & Referral Coordinator

Location Courtenay, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 08-SEP-2021

K’ómoks First Nation is seeking a highly organised individual with a strong background in archaeology, and communications to become part of the Nations team in this challenging and rewarding position. Under the direction of the Director of Intergovernmental Relations, the Archaeology & Referral Coordinator will be tasked with responding to archaeological referrals, reviewing/issuing KFN archaeological permits, liaising and coordinating with all levels of government and industry, undertaking period archaeological field work, and populating, managing, and maintaining the data and referral management system, as well as coordinating referral responses, communicating with the Director and/or Chief on referrals and other related activities and initiatives as directed and delegated by the Director of Intergovernmental Relations.

The Archaeology & Referral Coordinator is responsible for certain specific and delegated job responsibilities, the purpose of which will facilitate the achievement of K’ómoks strategic plan goals and objectives through the effective and timely delivery of organizational programs and services.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Taking and directing referrals and inquiries whether by telephone, mail, email, or in-person to the Director and/or Chief, ensuring timely responses
  • Maintaining the referral database, files, and correspondence
  • Communicating with proponents, other governments, NGOs and consulting archaeologists and proponents to ensure compliance with the KFN Archaeology Policy
  • Coordinating archaeological field work for KFN Guardians
  • Periodically undertaking archaeological fieldwork
  • Researching general information on referrals and preparing summaries as required
  • Accepting permits requests, follow ups and ensuring KFN monitoring as required.
  • Organizing and attending meetings with or on behalf of the Director
  • Establishing appropriate electronic and manual filing systems, all correspondence, agreements, and related issues
  • Providing support to the Director including preparation of letters, reports, briefing notes, memos, presentations etc.
  • Providing direct on-site support in the Intergovernmental Relations office
  • Minute taking on behalf of the Director as required.
  • Other related duties as may be required from time to time.
  • The success of the Nation requires cooperation and collaboration of staff across the departments to participate in common goals and activities.

Qualifications

Education/Training:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline (natural resources, archaeology, environmental sciences etc.)
  • Strong communications skills, written and verbal, including ability to draft reports, briefing notes, minutes, letters, proposals, presentations.
  • Strong analytical skills, good judgement and time management skills are essential.
  • Can thrive in a dynamic, fast paced, collaborative environment.

Experience:

  • Knowledge of BC archaeology and First Nations history
  • Archaeological field experience in BC required
  • Knowledge and experience with traditional knowledge, mapping and information management.
  • Knowledge of the Heritage Conservation Act and archaeological permitting in BC
  • Basic understanding of provincial and federal regulatory processes related to resource management and the crown consultation process.
  • Experience with First Nations, referrals, and the BC referrals and/or the Nanwakolas SEA process.
  • Experience with web-based database applications and data entry.
  • File and data management experience in establishing and maintaining a user friendly electronic referral and permitting records system
  • Intermediate computer skills: MS Office (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Zoom, Teams, GoogleEarth), database software, etc.
  • GIS skills and familiarity with RAAD are assets
  • Providing administrative support to senior management

Other Requirements:

  • The ability to work overtime, weekends, and evenings as may be required from time to time
  • Travel may be required

Three (3) work related references from direct and current supervisors is required.

Salary is dependent on education and experience.  Interested applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the qualifications identified above and note their salary expectations.  Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resume and cover letter via email, regular mail, or hand delivery to:

Todd Boychuk
Director of Intergovernmental Relations
3330 Comox Road
Courtenay, BC  V9M 3R5

e-mail:   Todd.boychuk@komoks.ca

We thank all interested applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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