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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

A.E.W. LP
Archaeologists

Location Various Locations, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 06-JUL-2020

Our client A.E.W. LP is seeking experienced Archaeologists for seasonal contract positions, with a strong possibility for extensions or permanent positions.

A.E.W. LP was formed in 2017 by NNTC member communities to carry out “on the ground” work related to archaeology, the environment and wildlife protection. This work has been made necessary by activities of others within the Nlaka’pamux homeland including transportation, mining, forestry, oil and gas, and utilities projects. The NNTC is not opposed to development within our homeland but developments and activities must be consistent with Nlaka’pamux title and rights.  A.E.W. LP is guided by the fundamental Nlaka’pamux law: Take care of the land and the land will take care of you.

A.E.W. LP is a vehicle created to ensure work of the highest standard, controlled by the Nlaka’pamux, is done to protect and promote Nlaka’pamux title and rights:

  • Our archaeological services include: Heritage Reconnaissance, Archaeological Assessments and Monitoring, Heritage Site Evaluation and Mitigation, Artifact and Faunal Analysis, and GIS Mapping.
  • Our environmental services include: Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Surveying and Management Plans, Implementation of Mitigation and Reclamation Measures and Environmental Auditing and Monitoring Services.

The positions offer considerable schedule flexibility. However, you must be prepared to undertake fieldwork out of Lytton, Hope, and/or Kamloops from now through November. The work location for office-based responsibilities is flexible.

Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting with planning and logistics for field projects
  • Conducting survey and shovel testing
  • Recording and maintaining accurate field notes and photographic records
  • Assisting with site mapping
  • Assisting with evaluative unit excavations
  • Collecting and logging GPS data
  • Assisting with site forms and data tables
  • Undertaking analysis and contributing to technical reports

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

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

As Nlaka’pamux jurisdiction is re-asserted and our laws and policy govern work within our homeland, A.E.W. LP is there to implement the change. A.E.W. LP is staffed by both Nlaka’pamux and non-Nlaka’pamux. If you are passionate about archaeology/heritage, the environment and wildlife and want the opportunity to make meaningful change not just profit for shareholders, we would like to meet with you.

If you possess the necessary qualifications and skills, please forward your cover letter and resume to:  jobs@praxisgroup.ca.

We thank all applicants in advance. Please self-identify as preference will be given to Nlaka’pamux.

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Title

A.E.W. LP
Heritage Project Manager

Location Various Locations, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 06-JUL-2020

Our client, A.E.W. LP is seeking an experienced Heritage Project Manager for a full-time position.

A.E.W. LP was formed in 2017 by NNTC member communities to carry out “on the ground” work related to archaeology, the environment and wildlife protection. This work has been made necessary by activities of others within the Nlaka’pamux homeland including transportation, mining, forestry, oil and gas, and utilities projects. The NNTC is not opposed to development within our homeland but developments and activities must be consistent with Nlaka’pamux title and rights.  A.E.W. LP is guided by the fundamental Nlaka’pamux law: Take care of the land and the land will take care of you.

A.E.W. LP is a vehicle created to ensure work of the highest standard, controlled by the Nlaka’pamux, is done to protect and promote Nlaka’pamux title and rights:

  • Our archaeological services include: Heritage Reconnaissance, Archaeological Assessments and Monitoring, Heritage Site Evaluation and Mitigation, Artifact and Faunal Analysis, and GIS Mapping.
  • Our environmental services include: Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Surveying and Management Plans, Implementation of Mitigation and Reclamation Measures and Environmental Auditing and Monitoring Services.

As Heritage Project Manager, you will be responsible for an established and large-scale heritage assessment field program, primarily associated with heritage stewardship and archaeological assessments involving the mining, forestry, hydro-electric and transportation sectors. You will supervise a skilled and experienced team of professional archaeologists and heritage field technicians, coordinate the activities of contracted archaeologists and other professionals, and manage up to six heritage field crews. Your primary duties will include planning, managing, and directing heritage reconnaissance surveys, archaeological assessments, evaluative excavations, and monitoring activities, and coordinating and overseeing reporting activities for these projects. Candidates must be willing to work collaboratively with and accept direction from community members.

Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Referral review
  • Liaising with community members and NNTC personnel
  • Permit applications and Archaeology Branch liaison
  • Time and cost estimates
  • Project scheduling
  • Crew scheduling
  • Fieldwork QC review
  • Project reporting
  • Fieldwork and project tracking
  • Field data management
  • Directing GIS mapping
  • Field note and field mapping QC review
  • Site form and site map review and revisions
  • Preparation of management recommendations
  • Directing mitigation and management activities

Key qualifications

  • A BA and/or BSc with an archaeology focus (a Masters degree is desirable),
  • Qualified to hold a provincial heritage permit in the BC interior
  • Demonstrated experience in permit reporting
  • Five years experience in B.C. heritage resource management (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge and experience in adhering to occupational health & safety practices
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s licence, and a current First Aid Ticket (Level 1 minimum).
  • Experience with GPS (including Trimble units) and GIS systems
  • BCAPA membership and RPCA designation is desirable
  • Qualified instructor for RISC Archaeological training courses is desirable.

As Nlaka’pamux jurisdiction is re-asserted and our laws and policy govern work within our homeland, A.E.W. LP is there to implement the change. A.E.W. LP is staffed by both Nlaka’pamux and non-Nlaka’pamux. If you are passionate about archaeology/heritage, the environment and wildlife and want the opportunity to make meaningful change not just profit for shareholders, we would like to meet with you.

If you possess the necessary qualifications and skills, please forward your cover letter and resume to:  jobs@praxisgroup.ca.

We thank all applicants in advance. Please self-identify as preference will be given to Nlaka’pamux.

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Title

A.E.W. LP
Archaeological Field Directors

Location Various Locations, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 06-JUL-2020

Our client, A.E.W. LP is seeking experienced Archaeological Field Directors for full-time, permanent positions.

The position offers considerable schedule flexibility, with work weeks during the field season generally consisting of four days on and three days off. You will undertake frequent fieldwork out of Lytton and other locations in the Southern Interior. The work location for office-based responsibilities is flexible.

A.E.W. LP was formed in 2017 by NNTC member communities to carry out “on the ground” work related to archaeology, the environment and wildlife protection. This work has been made necessary by activities of others within the Nlaka’pamux homeland including transportation, mining, forestry, oil and gas, and utilities projects. The NNTC is not opposed to development within our homeland but developments and activities must be consistent with Nlaka’pamux title and rights.  A.E.W. LP is guided by the fundamental Nlaka’pamux law: Take care of the land and the land will take care of you.

A.E.W. LP is a vehicle created to ensure work of the highest standard, controlled by the Nlaka’pamux, is done to protect and promote Nlaka’pamux title and rights:

  • Our archaeological services include: Heritage Reconnaissance, Archaeological Assessments and Monitoring, Heritage Site Evaluation and Mitigation, Artifact and Faunal Analysis, and GIS Mapping.
  • Our environmental services include: Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Surveying and Management Plans, Implementation of Mitigation and Reclamation Measures and Environmental Auditing and Monitoring Services.

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

Specific duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting background research and report review
  • Planning and logistics for field projects
  • Liaising with community members and NNTC personnel
  • Conducting survey and shovel testing
  • Recording and maintaining accurate field notes and photographic records
  • Planning and executing evaluative unit excavations
  • Training and mentoring field crew
  • Assisting with report mapping
  • Supervising more junior staff and other field workers where appropriate
  • Approving crew time sheets and project tracking

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

Other key qualities you will possess include self-motivation, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work effectively within a team environment.

As Nlaka’pamux jurisdiction is re-asserted and our laws and policy govern work within our homeland, A.E.W. LP is there to implement the change. A.E.W. LP is staffed by both Nlaka’pamux and non-Nlaka’pamux. If you are passionate about archaeology/heritage, the environment and wildlife and want the opportunity to make meaningful change not just profit for shareholders, we would like to meet with you.

If you possess the necessary qualifications and skills, please forward your cover letter and resume to:  jobs@praxisgroup.ca.

We thank all applicants in advance. Please self-identify as preference will be given to Nlaka’pamux.

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Title

Golder Associates Ltd.
Professional Archaeologist

Location Terrace, BC
Information

Golder is not just a place to work, it is a promise of a living, dynamic environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership.

Do you have the desire to learn? The drive to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has a new opportunity for a Professional Archaeologist to join our Heritage team in Terrace on a contractual basis. The successful candidate will assist in the growth of the archaeology business in the Terrace region and will gain valuable and diverse work experience as part of our regional team. You will also have the ability to work on a large multidisciplinary project that provide opportunities for learning and personal growth.

An overview of your role will include: 

  • Leading archaeological field programs
  • Liaising with First Nations
  • Managing project scope, schedule and cost, and client service
  • Participating in indigenous community relationship-building activities
  • Undertaking analysis and preparing technical reports
  • Supervising more junior staff and First Nations workers where appropriate
  • Participating in Golder’s Health & Safety program
  • Demonstrating a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff
  • Complying with Golder’s Fit for Duty Policy

You will have a background in:

  • A graduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience
  • Registered Professional Consulting Archaeologist in good standing
  • Field Director and Permit Holder status in the BC Plateau and Northwest Coast Culture Areas (consideration will be given to Field Directors that have not held a permit yet)
  • Experience identifying, recording and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types expected in the BC Interior Plateau and Northwest Coast culture areas
  • Experience working with First Nations. Preference will be given to candidates with positive relationships with First Nations in the Terrace area
  • An ability and willingness to perform field work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Proficiency with standard data collection equipment including GPS and hand-held tablets
  • Proven oral and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to contribute to a positive teamwork environment as well as to work independently
  • Solid MS Office skills
  • Valid driver’s licence (Class 5)
  • ATV/UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Employee owned structure – own the business, own the result
  • Deepen your expertise in a dynamic work environment
  • Innovative and collaborative multidisciplinary projects
  • On the job training, mentoring, and coaching
  • Global projects and travel opportunities

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Platinum member status 11 consecutive years

Renowned for technical excellence, Golder is a leading, global employee-owned engineering and consulting firm with over a half century of successful service to its clients. With over 165 offices in over 30 countries, Golder’s 6,500 professionals are driven by a passion to deliver results, offering unique specialized skills to address the ever-evolving challenges that earth, environment and energy present to clients across the infrastructure, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and power sectors.

Golder is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals. As such, Golder will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities, upon request.

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Title

Ridgeline Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management
Archaeologist – Field Archaeologist

Location Prince George, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 28-JUN-2020

Ridgeline Archaeology is currently seeking a motivated archaeologist to join our team for the remainder of the 2020 field season. This is for full-time work based out of Prince George.  We offer extensive training, incentives, and professional growth as well as opportunities to advance your career. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm for taking on further responsibilities within the company and provide leadership in remote field locations.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning and coordinating logistics for field work.
  • Assist in preparing and maintenance of field equipment and vehicles.
  • Conduct field surveys in remote locations and in inclement weather.
  • Contribute to a healthy team dynamic and overall team safety.
  • Conduct site evaluations, mitigations, and excavations according to Arch Branch standards.
  • Record and log data using GPS (iPads), take photographs and write effective field notes.
  • Comply with all appropriate safety standards and our company Policies and Procedures.
  • Assist with artifact analysis and preparation of technical and site reports.

Requirements:

  • Comfortable in remote locations, in adverse weather, and in physically strenuous conditions.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or a degree in progress.
  • Valid First Aid level 1.
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License.
  • (Desirable) Bear Aware, ATV/UTV training, S100, Outdoors survival and leadership skills.
  • Previous experience in Cultural Resource Management of 1 or more years.
  • Confident and capable of leading safe teamwork outdoors and in remote locations.
  • Willing to work out of hotels/camps or commute on busy FSRs or from boat or helicopter.
  • At ease working around wildlife (bear) and domestic animals (crew dogs).

Remuneration:

  • A competitive wage commensurate with your education, skills, and experience.
  • Qualified individuals will be eligible for our health and benefits package.

Please provide your Resume with references and any inquiries to: info@rarchaeology.com

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

Company:

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

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