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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

Katzie Development Limited Partnership
Field Supervisor/Director

Location Pitt Meadow, BC
Information

Located in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Katzie Development Limited Partnership provides archaeological, cultural heritage and environmental services.

Job Description

KDLP is currently has a full-time position available for an Archaeologist.  As a Field Supervisor / Director your duties will include participation and co-ordination of the following: in preliminary field reconnaissance, archaeological impact assessments, monitoring, excavation, field data management, artifact analysis, and reporting.

Requirements

  • Canadian Citizen
  • Valid Class 5 Licence
  • Archaeology Branch approved Field Supervisor/Director in the Northwest Coast culture area.
  • Minimum B.A. or B Sc in Archaeology, or BA in Anthropology with a major in archaeology.
  • Able to work away from home/stay in hotels or camps
  • First Aid Level 1
  • Bear Aware

Remuneration:

  • Wage commensurate with demonstrated experience;

Please forward cover letter and resume to mleon@kdlp.ca

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Title

Stantec
Field Supervisor/Director

Location Burnaby, Prince George, Quesnel and Sidney, BC
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Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties around the globe and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science.

Your Opportunity

Your role will be to participate in field work associated with archaeological impact assessments, monitoring, and excavation as a Field Supervisor. In the office environment you will primarily contribute to field data management, artifact analysis, and reporting. In this role you will work closely with Stantec’s Project Managers, Permit Holders, and a variety of environmental staff.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and record areas of archeological potential, archaeological sites, and traditional use sites.
  • Work closely with a Permit Holder or Field Director to make technical recommendations for cultural resources management.
  • Collect data and complete data management.
  • Lead preliminary field reconnaissance surveys and archaeological impact assessments.
  • Assist in archaeological monitoring and excavations.
  • Manage crews of up to five individuals.
  • Write permit applications, interim reports, final reports, site forms and proposals.
  • Actively participate in Stantec’s HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment) programs.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Field Supervisor/Director in the Interior Plateau or Northwest Coast culture areas with a minimum of 2 years of experience working in cultural resource management. Supervising experience in the Subarctic-Boreal Forest culture area an asset.
  • Minimum B. Sc. in Archaeology, or BA in Anthropology with a major in archaeology.
  • Experience identifying traditional use sites & features, CMTs, and lithic artifacts.
  • Experience with artifact analysis and cataloguing an asset.
  • Experience with mapping, pedestrian surveys, subsurface testing, excavation, data collection (field notes, photographs, digital information).
  • Excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Dedicated to following and promoting a strong safety culture.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Able to work away from home/stay in hotels or camps for periods of up to 2 weeks during the field season (May-Nov).
  • Desire to work closely (in both leadership and supporting roles) with other environmental professionals and First Nations.
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license.
  • Experience with driving on forestry roads and operating ATVs an asset.
  • A willingness to learn and develop professionally is required.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology, or related field.
  • Minimum 2 years’ work experience; or an equivalent combination of education (e.g. advanced degree) and experience. Co-op / Internship experience preferred.
  • Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.
  • Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best.

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Please submit your CV to: Jonny.Hall@stantec.com  or contact 250-655-6067 for more information.

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Title

Archer CRM Partnership
Archaeologist – Field Director

Location Fort St John, BC
Information

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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Title

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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Title

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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Title

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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Title

Kleanza Consulting Ltd.
Field Supervisor

Location Vancouver, BC
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Kleanza Consulting Ltd., with offices in Terrace, Prince Rupert, central Vancouver Island, and Vancouver seeks an experienced Field Director for the Northwest Coast Culture area for a temporary full-time position for the 2018–2019 season, starting immediately. There is potential for this position to become permanent.

The position will primarily be based in Vancouver, but may include travel throughout BC. The applicant will likely have opportunities to develop their experience in other culture areas within the province, such as the northeastern BC and central and northern interior.

Applicants must be an Archaeological Field Supervisor with at least three years experience within British Columbia. Applicants must have a Bachelor or graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology, familiarity with BC archaeology and the HCA, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to work in a deadline-oriented environment with minimal supervision, and ability to supervise small- and medium-sized crews.

Responsibilities include: field work, report writing, interacting with clients, working with First Nations, and supervising small- and medium-sized crews. Applicants should enjoy adventure, critical thinking and problem solving, working in challenging physical conditions, and working to actively improve the current standards of consulting archaeology in BC.

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 fun perks after 3 months employment.

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

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Title

Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP
Archaeologist – Project Manager

Start Date 2019-01-02
Location Enderby, BC
Information

Job Description:

Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP is seeking an Archaeologist – Project Manager for a full-time position in Enderby, BC. We are a growing cultural and natural resource management company under the Splatsin Development Corporation. Our approach is focused on the protection and conservation of archaeological resources and their connection to Secwepemc people, culture, and traditions. Yucwmenlúcwu provides technical support to the Splatsin community and archaeological services to our many clients and partners.

We are seeking a highly skilled individual who wishes to join our diverse team of professionals. This position will involve both field and office based responsibilities, including project management, archaeological assessments, historical research, client liaison and supervision. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, flexible work schedule, and positive work-life balance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, plan and implement archaeological assessments and projects
  • Manage archaeological projects and cultural resource protection initiatives
  • Complete archaeological field assessments, research, permitting, and reporting
  • Review archaeological referrals and provide technical recommendations
  • Assist with the First Nations consultation process relating to archaeological resources
  • Liaise with First Nations, proponents, landowners, and regulatory agencies
  • Develop and foster working relationships and promote business development
  • Prepare and review work plans, proposals, budgets, and guidance documents
  • Mentor, train, and supervise junior archaeologists and Splatsin community technicians

Minimum Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology with a minimum of six years’ experience
  • Minimum of 2 years’ direct project management and supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Heritage Conservation Act and regulatory processes
  • Eligible to hold Heritage Conservation Act Section 12 and Section 14 permits in the Interior Plateau culture area
  • Demonstrated proficiency managing and delivering projects on time and budget
  • Proven ability to mentor, train, and supervise junior staff
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment
  • Strong aptitude for technical writing and reporting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with a diverse team
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality
  • Positive, diplomatic, and understanding personality
  • Valid drivers license and clean driving record

Preferred Skills and Attributes:

  • Previous experience working with a First Nation Organization
  • General understanding of the First Nations consultation process
  • Professional specializations in any of the following: faunal analysis, human osteology, lithic analysis, statistical analysis, geoarchaeology, paleobotany, or remote sensing techniques

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to Crystal Johnson at yucadmin@splatsindc.com with the following subject line – Yucwmenlúcwu Archaeologist – Project Manager Position. Short listed candidates will be contacted via phone to answer a few screening questions, then scheduled for an in-person interview in Enderby, BC. We will be requesting 3 professional or academic references and a professional writing sample as part of the interview process.

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2018

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Title

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

Start Date 2019-01-02
Location Enderby, BC
Information

Job Description:

Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP is seeking an Archaeologist – Field Director for a full-time position based in Enderby, BC. We are a growing cultural and natural resource management company under the Splatsin Development Corporation. Our approach is focused on the protection and conservation of archaeological resources and their connection to Secwepemc people, culture, and traditions. Yucwmenlúcwu provides technical support to the Splatsin community and archaeological services to our many clients and partners.

We are seeking a highly skilled individual who wishes to develop their career with our diverse team of professionals. This position will involve both field, office, and lab-based responsibilities including archaeological assessments, research, artifact cataloguing, reporting, and equipment maintenance. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, flexible work schedule, and positive work-life balance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and assist with archaeological field assessments and research
  • Assist with artifact cataloguing, reporting, and permitting
  • Liaise with First Nations, proponents, landowners, and regulatory agencies
  • Assist the environment, forestry, and culture heritage teams as necessary
  • Mentor and train junior technicians and Splatsin community members
  • Active participation in the Yucwmenlúcwu Safety Management System

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology with a minimum of 3 years’ experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Heritage Conservation Act and regulatory process
  • Previous experience supervising archaeological assessments, excavations and construction monitoring
  • Demonstrated proficiency completing assigned tasks on time and on budget
  • Proven ability to mentor and train staff
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment
  • Strong aptitude for technical writing and reporting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with a diverse team
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality
  • Positive, diplomatic, and understanding personality
  • Valid driver’s license and clean drivers abstract

Preferred Skills and Attributes:

  • Eligible for Field Director status in the Interior Plateau culture area under Bulletin 17 requirements of the BC Archaeology Branch
  • Eligible to hold BC Heritage Conservation Act Section 12 or 14 permits in the Interior Plateau culture area
  • Professional specializations in any of the following: faunal analysis, human osteology, lithic 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
  • Basic knowledge of surficial geology and landforms

If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to River Johnson at yucadmin@splatsindc.com with Yucwmenlúcwu Archaeologist – Field Director Position in the subject line. Short listed candidates will be contacted via phone to answer a few screening questions, then scheduled for an in-person interview in Enderby, BC. We will be requesting 3 professional or academic references and a professional writing sample as part of the interview process.

Deadline for Applications: November 30, 2018

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