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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

ARCHER CRM Partnership
Supervisory Archaeologist – Field Director Stream

Location Burnaby, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 03-APR-2020

Are you a hard-working, dedicated, and passionate archaeologist who feels they are being held back from advancing to the next stage of your career? If so, ARCHER CRM Partnership is looking for you! We are looking for qualified archaeological fieldwork supervisors who are tired of being an employee number in a system rather than a valuable member of a team. If you feel you are ready to move up to Field Director we want to speak with you!

Our Burnaby office has positions available for full time  Archaeologists who  are on track to becoming a Field Director (as per Bulletin 17).  Our team is progressive, innovative, collaborative, and seeks to contribute to the understanding of BC’s long and rich history. Qualified supervisor will be provided full support, and any additional training and mentoring that is needed during the first term of employment to prepare the candidate for their field director application to the BC Archaeology Branch.

Job Description

Primary Responsibility: to conduct and supervise archaeological field work meeting ARCHER and stakeholder standards, including but not limited to:

  • Active participation in archaeological field assessments in supervisory capacity;
  • Adhering to ARCHER CRM Partnership’s OH&S and Quality Assurance programs;
  • Provide direction to archaeological as-SPTants;
  • Co-ordinate with Project Lead  to satisfy client needs;
  • Will involve frequent travel to other ARCHER CRM Partnership offices and jobsites.

Requirements:

  • Valid Class 5 Driver License;
  • Canadian Citizen;
  • Consistent availability to work away from home office at remote job sites and offices;
  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology/Anthropology;
  • Has at least 360 days of consulting field experience in BC under permit.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying, recording, documenting and suggesting to a supervisor management recommendations for found archaeological remains, including features;
  • Must provide an up-to-date ‘experience summary spreadsheet’ as per Archaeology Branch Bulletin 17 (available here);
  • Must provide a list of reports available on PARL in which supervisory work is clearly listed;
  • Eligible to work in Canada under a presently valid work visa.

Preference given to those with the following skills/experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to navigate;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and in a team environment;
  • Basic understanding of lithic technology, GPS terminology and mapping techniques;
  • Experience working in urban environments in close collaboration with construction crews;
  • Safe operation of vehicles, ATV, snowmobiles, and other devices;
  • That at least one reference provided be an individual who can comment directly on the applicant’s supervisory time;
  • Be a Canadian citizen.

Certifications:

  • First Aid Level 1 and Transportation Endorsement;
  • H2S Alive, 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, and an up-to-date ‘experience summary spreadsheet’ as per Archaeology Branch Bulletin 17.

Questions & expressions of interest are to be forwarded to  jobs@archercrm.ca , or by fax to 1.250.261.5474

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

Location Enderby, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 03-APR-2020

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. At Yucwmenlúcwu, we believe in work-life balance, growing rewarding careers, and the highest standards of practice.

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.

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 process
  • Experience supervising archaeological assessments, excavations, and monitoring
  • Field Director status in the Interior Plateau, or approaching eligibility
  • 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 environment
  • Strong aptitude for technical writing and reporting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with a diverse team
  • Demonstrated proficiency completing assigned tasks on time and on budget
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality
  • Positive, diplomatic, and understanding personality
  • Valid driver’s license and clean drivers abstract

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@splatsin.ca or fax 250.838.2131.

Deadline for Submissions: April 30, 2020

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

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Title

Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP
Heritage Project Manager

Location Enderby, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 03-APR-2020

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. At Yucwmenlúcwu, we believe in work-life balance, growing rewarding careers, and the highest standards of practice.

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.

Position Purpose:

Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP is seeking a Heritage Project Manager for a full-time position with our Heritage team based in Enderby, BC.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Project management of archaeological and culture heritage projects
  • Proposal, work plan, budget, and contract preparation
  • Resource allocation, timeline and budget management, and monitoring time and attendance
  • Direct supervision, training, and mentorship of junior staff
  • Engagement with First Nations, proponents, landowners, and regulatory agencies
  • Active participation in the Yucwmenlúcwu Safety Management System

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology with a minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • A minimum of two years’ experience managing projects and people
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Heritage Conservation Act and regulatory process
  • Experience supervising archaeological assessments, excavations, and monitoring
  • Field Director status in the Interior Plateau, or approaching eligibility
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and complete projects on time and on budget

Preferred Skills and Attributes:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Field Director status in the Interior Plateau and/or Permit Holding status in the Interior Plateau
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Forest and Range Practices Act and regulatory process
  • 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 environment
  • Strong aptitude for technical writing and reporting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with a diverse team
  • Demonstrated proficiency completing assigned tasks on time and on budget
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality
  • Positive, diplomatic, and understanding personality
  • Valid driver’s license and clean drivers abstract

If you are a reliable, team player that enjoys a dynamic work environment, competitive salary, and full benefits package, would like to hear from you. Please forward your resume and covering letter to human_resources@splatsin.ca or fax 250.838.2131.

Deadline for Submissions: April 30, 2020

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.
GIS Technician / Archaeologist (full time)

Salary Competitive salaries based on qualifications & experience
Start Date 2020-05-15
Location Moberly Lake BC (with potential for remote work)
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 20-MAR-2020

Established in 1998 and based out of Moberly Lake, BC, we conduct archaeology and data collection to facilitate community-lead Indigenous land studies throughout BC and Alberta. Over the years we have developed and continue to foster strong relationships with local Indigenous communities that in turn support respectful and meaningful cultural resource management. 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 understand the importance of work-life balance. We provide comprehensive benefits, equipment and mobile 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 supportive work environment.

Job Description:

  • GIS and graphics mapping using ArcGIS including data management, map creation and geoprocessing tasks
  • Participation in archaeology and data collection to facilitate community-lead Indigenous land use studies for oil and gas, forestry, wind energy, mining and other industries
  • Compliance with, oversight and continued development of the Landsong EHS Program
  • Adherence to the Landsong Quality Management Program (QMP)
  • Opportunities may be provided in technical report writing, project management and other office-based work
  • Walking up to, and at times exceeding 5 km, per day in rugged and wooded terrain
  • Operation of 4×4 trucks, ATVs, UTVs and snowmobiles
  • Working in remote locations and with extended hours, including weekends
  • Candidates are required to relocate to Moberly Lake/Chetwynd area

Minimum Requirements:

  • Certificate in GIS or equivalent experience
  • B.A. or B.Sc. in Archaeology or Anthropology
  • Completion of an archaeology field school program at an accredited university, college or equivalent field experience
  • Valid Class 5 Driver License
  • High level of physical fitness and must be able to carry a backpack, tools, equipment and supplies which may at times exceed a combined weight of 45 pounds.

Additional Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to work independently (potentially remotely) with minimal oversight within a team environment
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience with consulting archaeology and working with Indigenous communities
  • Preference may be given to those with Permit Holding and/or Field Director status, those with archaeology excavation experience, lithic analysis and cataloguing experience

If you are interested in working with Landsong, please submit your CV to landsong@landsong.com.

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Title

Landsong Heritage Consulting Ltd.
Project Manager / Archaeologist (full time)

Salary Competitive salaries based on qualifications & experience
Start Date 2020-05-15
Location Moberly Lake BC (with potential for some remote work)
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 20-MAR-2020

Established in 1998 and based out of Moberly Lake, BC, we conduct archaeology and data collection to facilitate community-lead Indigenous land studies throughout BC and Alberta. Over the years we have developed and continue to foster strong relationships with local Indigenous communities that in turn support respectful and meaningful cultural resource management. 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 understand the importance of work-life balance. We provide comprehensive benefits, equipment and mobile 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 supportive work environment.

Job Description:

  • Project management within a team focused on project workflow, cost tracking and requiring diligent and detailed client, regulatory and Indigenous community communications
  • Participation in archaeology and data collection to facilitate community-lead Indigenous land use studies for oil and gas, forestry, wind energy, mining and other industries
  • Compliance with, oversight and continued development of the Landsong EHS Program
  • Adherence to the Landsong Quality Management Program (QMP)
  • Opportunities may be provided in technical report writing, project management and other office-based work
  • Walking up to, and at times exceeding, 5 km per day in rugged and wooded terrain
  • Operation of 4×4 trucks, ATVs, UTVs and snowmobiles
  • Working in remote locations and with extended hours, including weekends
  • Candidates are required to relocate to Moberly Lake/Chetwynd area

Minimum Requirements:

  • Project Management experience and/or certification
  • B.A. or B.Sc. in Archaeology or Anthropology
  • Completion of an archaeology field school program at an accredited university, college or equivalent field experience
  • Valid Class 5 Driver License
  • High level of physical fitness and must be able to carry a backpack, tools, equipment and supplies which may at times exceed a combined weight of 45 pounds.

Additional Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to work independently (potentially remotely) with minimal oversight
  • Excellent customer service skills and a positive attitude, as well as organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience with consulting archaeology and working with Indigenous communities
  • Preference may be given to those with Permit Holding and/or Field Director status, those with archaeology excavation experience, lithic analysis and cataloguing experience

If you are interested in working with Landsong, please submit your CV to landsong@landsong.com.

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Title

Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP
Archaeologist

Location Enderby, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 07-MAR-2020

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. At Yucwmenlúcwu, we believe in work-life balance, growing rewarding careers, and the highest standards of practice.

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.

Position Purpose

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

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Assist with all aspects of archaeological resource management practice
  • 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 three months’ field experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of archaeological field methods
  • Experience participating in archaeological assessments, excavations, and monitoring
  • Ability to work outdoors in challenging field conditions

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 environment
  • Strong aptitude for technical writing and reporting
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with a diverse team
  • Demonstrated proficiency completing assigned tasks on time and on budget
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality
  • Positive, diplomatic, and understanding personality
  • Valid driver’s license and clean drivers abstract

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@splatsin.ca or fax 250.838.2131. 

Deadline for Submissions: March 31, 2020

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

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Title

Terra Archaeology
Coastal Field Director

Location Richmond, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 06-MAR-2020

Terra Archaeology is seeking a Coastal Field Director based out of our Richmond office. Duties and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, completing archaeological field surveys, archaeological monitoring, and archaeological excavation throughout British Columbia.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in archaeology or anthropology
  • Must have Coastal Field Director status; Field Director status in other areas an asset
  • Ability and willingness to work in varying terrain and weather conditions
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the province
  • Ability and willingness to follow and implement technical and safety training and instructions
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • OFA Level 1

No telephone inquiries. References must be submitted with CV.

No telephone inquiries. References must be submitted with CV electronically to: jobs@terraarchaeology.com

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Title

Sugar Cane Development Corporation
Archaeological Field Director/Supervisor

Location Williams Lake, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 05-MAR-2020

Job Summary:

Sugar Cane Archaeology, a division of Sugar Cane Development Corporation (“SCDC”), is seeking an Archaeological Field Director/Supervisor to be based out of our office in downtown Williams Lake.

Sugar Cane Archaeology is a rapidly growing professional services provider that is currently staffed by two professional archaeologists and 10-15 seasonal field crew.

The Archaeological Field Director/Supervisor will have experience supervising and directing field crews in the Interior Plateau region; including archaeology or heritage resource management, pedestrian survey, shovel testing, and archaeological excavation.

In addition to the above, the Archaeological Field Director/Supervisor may be required to assist with other Natural Resource Management or environmental stewardship duties as directed by the Board of SCDC.

This is a full-time, seasonal position that could be structured as a contract, and may lead to a permanent position.

Duties:

  • Identify and record areas of archeological potential, archaeological sites, and traditional use sites
  • Collect data and complete data management
  • Lead preliminary field reconnaissance surveys, archaeological impact assessments
  • Carry out archaeological monitoring
  • Write permit applications, interim reports, final reports, and proposals
  • Engage with clients and assist with business development
  • Assist with Crown referrals and other natural resource management duties assigned by the Board of SCDC

Your Capabilities and Credentials:

  • Minimum BSc in Archaeology or BA in Anthropology with a major in archaeology
  • Minimum 1 year experience in Cultural Resource Management
  • Minimum 1 year experience identifying traditional use sites & features, CMTs, and lithic artifacts
  • Experience with lithic artifact analysis and cataloguing
  • Experience with mapping, pedestrian surveys, subsurface testing, excavation, data collection (field notes, photographs, digital information)
  • Possess OFA level 1, Transportation Endorsement, H2S Alive, ATV/UTV Safety and S100 safety certifications.
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract is required
  • Desire to work closely (in both leadership and supporting roles) with other environmental professionals and First Nations
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Dedicated to following and promoting a strong safety culture
  • Able to work independently

Forward cover letter and curriculum vitae to:

Kirk Dressler, Chief Executive Officer
Sugar Cane Development Corporation
315 Yorston Street
Williams Lake, BC V2G 1H1
Tel. (778) 417-0193
kirk.dressler@williamslakeband.ca

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