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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

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

Location Enderby, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 02-AUG-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
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 02-AUG-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

In Situ Archaeology
Archaeologist

Location Roberts Creek, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 02-AUG-2021

In Situ Archaeology is seeking an experienced Archaeologist to join our team.

Unlike many small firms, In Situ offers competitive compensation, paid time off, medical benefits, flexible scheduling, no extended remote shifts, opportunities for professional and personal development, and the chance to specialize in the archaeological record of the Sunshine Coast.

The perfect individual to fill this role has (or nearly has):

  • A minimum of three years of direct experience in study planning and execution,
  • A firm understanding of industry best-practice including BC Archaeology Branch standards in permitting and reporting;
  • Experience in identifying, recording, and evaluating archaeological site types expected in BC’s Northwest.

If you’re the right fit, we can figure out the rest!

As an Archaeologist on our team your role will involve:

  • Planning and overseeing archaeological field studies,
  • Liaising with clients, regulatory bodies,
  • Building strong relationships with First Nations and partners,
  • High-level project management,
  • Undertaking analysis and preparing or reviewing technical reports;
  • Providing leadership, mentoring, and supporting staff as appropriate.
  • A graduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience is an asset.

This is a permanent, full-time position.

Please send your CV and cover letter to contact@insituconsulting.ca

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Title

Synergy Land and Environmental Services
Field Director / Field Supervisor

Location Various Locations
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 02-AUG-2021

Are you a Field Director or Field Supervisor? Are you currently navigating the job market looking for an opportunity for growth? The market ebbs and flows, and soon the market will be flooded with archeologists looking for work. Therefore, you should strike while the iron is hot. Right now, there is a rare opportunity in the industry where there is more work than people. Therefore, mid-sized firms are the best step forward for you. We provide short term monetary gains and long-term career success. Additionally, we are willing to pay you a signing bonus based on your experience as a Field Director. We value our employees and want to promote success in their careers. This is why we want to give you to opportunity to do more. If you want to be more than a Field Director, join us. We are looking for ambitious people to become Permit Holders, to be trained in multiple provinces, and to work their way up to office managers and division managers. This is the next step in your career.

SYNERGY LAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES is an expanding progressive land and environmental consulting firm with a special interest in oil and gas, forestry, mining, energy, and agricultural industries, and municipal authorities throughout Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Canada’s north. Synergy began as a home-based business in November 2006. Today, Synergy is a national company, with 60 staff members located in our Calgary, St Albert, Fort Macleod, Fort St. John, Prince George, Regina, Brandon and Cambridge offices. We offer interdisciplinary expertise to develop environmental solutions for our clients throughout Canada.

Our team has positions available for a Permit Holder, Field Director or Supervisor, both full time and seasonal. For the right candidate in Fort St John this role can also become an Office Manager Role for Archaeology, Environmental and Land which will further your career and wage prospects. However, the candidate can be anywhere in Alberta or BC

Primary Responsibilities

  • Archaeological field assessments in a supervisory capacity
  • Adhere to Synergy’s health and safety program
  • Co-ordinate with Project Manager or be the Project Manager as required
  • Liaising with First Nation communities
  • Participating in Indigenous community relationship-building
  • Supervising junior staff

Mandatory Requirements

  • Field Director or supervisor status in NEBC and/or other areas of BC and/or Permit Holding status
  • Bachelor or Graduate Degree in Archaeology or Anthropology
  • 2+ years of field experience in archaeology
  • Has at least 360 days of consulting field experience under a BC permit
  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office
  • First Aid and H2S Safety tickets
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Residency
  • Willing to travel and work away from home
  • Must be physically fit
  • Willingness to assistant in other aspects of Synergy services

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

Preference will be given to those with the following skills or experience:

  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and in a team environment
  • Basic understanding of GPS, GIS, and mapping techniques
  • Safe operation of UTV, ATV, snowmobiles, and other such equipment
  • Understanding of lithic technology

Compensation

  • Competitive Salary
  • Group Life and Health Benefits
  • Professional Development Allowance
  • Compensation packages will be determined based on candidate’s experience, education, and overall suitability for position

 

Send your resumes to Resumes@synergylandenv.ca

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Title

Core Heritage Consulting Ltd.
Lead Archaeologist (Permit Holder or experienced Field Director)

Location Cranbrook, Columbia Valley (Invermere area), or Golden, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 21-JUL-2021

Core is a rapidly-growing company providing archaeological and heritage consulting services within the southeastern (Kootenay) region of BC. We’re pretty new (2017) and we’re pretty small (3 permanent staff), and we have an established and growing book of clients, including municipalities, provincial and federal infrastructure developers, foresters, miners, and private land developers. If going solo feels too risky, and working for a corporate behemoth feels too…corporate, our bowl of porridge may be just right for you.

Our Goldilocks is an experienced BC Interior Plateau Permit Holding Archaeologist (or an experienced Field Director that is close to permit holding eligibility). This is a permanent full-time position starting immediately. You won’t find a long list of duties here, because you’re experienced! You know what the job takes.

Why you want to work here:

  • A jaw-droppingly beautiful work environment (the stops to soak up the views are built into our project timelines).
  • Work/life balance – The Kootenays are an outdoorsy person’s dream, and with no extended camp shifts, you’ll have time to enjoy your hobbies and get that dog you always wanted.
  • Affordable living in Cranbrook, Kimberley, the Columbia Valley, or Golden.
  • The chance to learn more about mountain geomorphology than you ever thought you needed.
  • No health benefits. That’s right. No benefits. We’ll just pay you more, and you can spend your money as you see fit. No more buying into a plan so you can subsidize your co-worker’s prescription aromatherapy.

We want you because you have:

  • Minimum 2 years Field Director status in the Interior Plateau region of BC (preference will be given to existing permit holding status).
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in archaeology or anthropology.
  • 5+ years of archaeological field work experience with at least two years as crew lead.
  • Excellent communication skills (interpersonal, verbal, technical and non-technical writing).
  • Strong computer and technology skills (Microsoft 365 suite and field technology).
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence.
  • Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency.
  • Curiosity and questions (Bring them on!).

We REALLY want you if you have:

  • Field Director and/or permit holding status in other regions of BC.
  • Valid First Aid (OFA 1 or above), Bear Aware, ATV/UTV training, or other applicable workplace training.
  • Experience working in rugged mountain environments.
  • An understanding of the true joy of a cold beverage in a hot shower.

Why you (really) want to work here:

  • Core offers well above industry average wages, commensurate with qualifications.
  • Professional development opportunities and support.
  • Profit-sharing opportunities for those who can attract and serve new business.

Please send your CV with a cover letter and references to: careers@coreheritage.ca. This position will remain open until a suitably great team addition has been selected. We thank all applicants for their interest (except those who don’t meet a single listed qualification but apply anyhow – we don’t thank you), but only those we think are awesome enough to interview will be contacted.

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

ARCHER CRM Partnership
Report Writer

Location Patullo Site, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 21-JUL-2021

Our Patullo Site office has a position available for a full time Technical Writer to carry out and assist with report writing and data compilation. As part of the Communications Team, the Technical Writer prepares technical reports, technical memos and daily activity summaries for the Communications and Project Leads. Our team is progressive, innovative, and seeks to contribute to the understanding of BC’s long and rich history.

Job description

Primary Responsibility: To produce technical reports and compile information. Roles and tasks include:

  • Timely completion of archaeological assessment reports and compilation of documentation related to Permitting;
  • Effective management and/or compilation of resource data and inventory;
  • Archival and background research, which may involve travel;
  • Adhere to ARCHER CRM Partnership OH&S and Quality Assurance programs;
  • Meet Project Manager expectations of deliverables.

Preference given to those with the following skills/experience:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in compiling and writing consulting level archaeological impact assessment, preliminary field reconnaissance, and final permit 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 Leads;
  • 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.

Requirements:

  • Valid Class 5 Driver Licence
  • Eligible to work in Canada under a presently valid work visa;
  • Post-graduate degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, History or related field of study, or undergraduate degree with equivalent level of writing or technical writing experience;
  • Demonstrate writing and research experience/abilities;
  • Position is office based and is located in the Archer CRM Patullo Site office.
  • Must submit at least two (2) relevant references for verification of qualifications;
  • Must submit at least two (2) examples of writing or technical writing that has not been edited by multiple reviewers (i.e. Thesis).

Remuneration:

  • Wage dependent on demonstrable experience and/or qualifications;
  • Access to benefits package.

No telephone inquiries. References must be submitted with CV.

Questions & expressions of interest are to be forwarded to jobs@archercrm.ca

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Title

ARCHER CRM Partnership
Archaeologist

Location Pattullo Site, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 21-JUL-2021

Our Patullo Site office has positions available immediately for full time Archaeologists to participate in archaeological fieldwork.  Our team is progressive, innovative, and seeks to contribute to the understanding of BC’s long and rich history.

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 jobsites.

Requirements:

  • Valid Class 5 Driver Licence;
  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology/Anthropology/Earth Sciences, or is close to finishing an undergraduate degree;
  • Eligible to work in Canada under a presently valid work visa.

Preference given to those with the following skills/experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to take effective field notes;
  • Field experience (field school, co-op term, field assistant) preferred
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and in a team environment;
  • Basic understanding of lithic technology, GPS terminology and mapping techniques;

Preference given to those with the following Certifications:

  • First Aid Level 1 and Transportation Endorsement;

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@archercrm.ca

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Title

ARCHER CRM Partnership
Archaeologist – Field Director

Location Patullo Site & Fort St. John, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 21-JUL-2021

Our Patullo Site office and Fort St John office have positions available for full time Archaeological Field Directors (as per Bulletin 17).  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 for those applying to our Fort St John office;
  • Available 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;
  • 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.

Preference given to those with the following Certifications:

  • First Aid Level 1 & Transportation Endorsement;
  • H2S, TDG;
  • ATV Rider Safety and Snow Pro;
  • Wildlife Awareness.

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@archercrm.ca

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