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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

Ridgeline Archaeology Ltd.
Archaeologist – Field Director

Salary $70,000 – 75,000
Location Prince George, BC
Information

Ridgeline is seeking a Field Director for a full-time salaried position based out of Prince George, BC. Our growing company has recently obtained several long-term contracts and requires a full time Field Director to join the team in our Prince George office.  Your work responsibilities will be split approximately 50/50 between the office and field work throughout the year.

Responsibilities

  • Planning and coordinating logistics and crews for field work
  • Supervising and assisting with artifact analysis, reporting, and permitting
  • Assisting with project management tasks, as required
  • Mentoring and training junior archaeologists and First Nations representatives
  • Model and monitor our Policies, Procedures, and Safety requirements
  • Prepare and maintain field equipment and vehicles
  • Manage field surveys in remote wilderness area and in inclement weather
  • Maintain crew safety and morale while providing healthy team leadership
  • Process field data and provide constructive feedback for crews

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology with a minimum of three (3) years’ archaeological field experience
  • Eligible for, or currently holds, Field Director status in the Interior Plateau culture area under Bulletin 17 of the BC Archaeology Branch
  • Previous experience in supervising archaeological assessments in forestry, performing excavations and monitoring site mitigations
  • Proven ability to mentor and train staff
  • Confident and capable of providing safe leadership outdoors and in remote and physically challenging wilderness locations
  • Available to work out of hotels or camps and commute on busy forestry roads and sometimes from boat or helicopter
  • At ease working around both wildlife and domestic animals

Preferred Skills and Attributes:

  • First Aid, Bear Aware, WHMIS, ATV, S100, and Wilderness training
  • Strong aptitude for technical writing and reporting
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently within a diverse team
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality
  • Valid driver’s license and suitable drivers abstract

Remuneration:

  • Starting annual salary between $70,000 – 75,000
  • RRSP contributions after 1 year
  • Medical and Dental benefits package after 3 months
  • Training allowance for professional development
  • 3 weeks paid holiday the first year and 4 after 12 months

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

Please forward your resume and cover letter to info@rarchaeology.com

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Title

Ridgeline Archaeology Ltd.
Archaeologist – Junior or Senior Field Crew

Location Prince George, BC
Information

Ridgeline Archaeology is currently seeking motivated archaeologists of all levels to join our growing team. This is for a full-time seasonal (with options for longer term) position based out of Prince George which offers extensive training, incentives, and professional growth in and around the communities of the Interior Plateau culture area. Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm for taking on further responsibilities within the company and in remote field locations.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and coordinate logistics for field work
  • Prepare and maintain field equipment and vehicles
  • Navigate field surveys in remote and inclement locations
  • Maintain crew safety and morale while contributing to a healthy team dynamic
  • Conduct site evaluations, mitigations, and excavations according to Arch Branch standards
  • Record and log GPS (iPad) data, take photographs and write effective field notes
  • Process field data and provide constructive feedback for crews
  • Artifact analysis and preparation of technical and site reports

Requirements:

  • One or more years of demonstrable experience in remote field locations
  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Archaeology or Anthropology
  • Valid First Aid level 1 at minimum
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License
  • (Desirable) Bear Aware, ATV/UTV training, S100, Outdoors survival and leadership skills
  • Confident and capable of providing safe leadership outdoors and in remote locations
  • Available to work out of hotels/camps and commute on busy FSRs or from boat or helicopter
  • At ease working around wildlife and domestic animals

Remuneration:

  • A competitive wage commensurate with education, skills and experience
  • Qualified individuals will be eligible for our health and benefits package
  • Please provide Resume with references and any inquiries to: info@rarchaeology.comRidgeline 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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Title

Golder Associates Ltd.
Professional Archaeologist

Location Office Location Flexible, BC
Information

Golder has a new opportunity for a Professional Archaeologist to join our Heritage team (office location is flexible). The successful candidate will assist in the growth of the archaeology business and will gain valuable and diverse work experience throughout BC as part of our regional team. You will also have the ability to work on multidisciplinary projects that provide opportunities for learning and personal growth.

An overview of your role will include: 

  • Preparing or contributing to proposals
  • Securing heritage inspection, investigation, and alteration permits
  • Designing and leading archaeological field programs
  • Liaising with Indigenous communities
  • Managing project scope, schedule and cost, including invoicing, and client service
  • Participating in business development activities, including meetings with prospective clients
  • Participating in Indigenous community relationship-building activities
  • Undertaking analysis and preparing technical reports
  • Supervising more junior staff and other field 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, with a specialization in faunal analysis or human osteology
  • Registered Professional Consulting Archaeologist in good standing
  • Field Director and Permit Holder status in BC
  • Strong relationships with Indigenous communities is desirable
  • Experience identifying, recording and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types
  • Experience working with Indigenous communities. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated positive relationships with Indigenous groups
  • 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:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
  • Option to purchase shares in Golder
  • 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

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

Location Enderby, BC
Information

Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP is seeking an Archaeologist – Field Supervisor for a Seasonal Contract (August 1 – December 31, 2019) position based in Enderby, BC. This position may be extended to full time.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Supervising and assisting with archaeological field assessments and research
  • Supervising and assisting with artifact cataloguing, reporting, and permitting
  • Assisting with project management tasks, as required
  • Liaising with First Nations, proponents, landowners, and regulatory agencies
  • Assisting the environment, forestry, and culture heritage teams as necessary
  • Mentoring and training junior archaeologists and Splatsin community members
  • Actively participating in the Yucwmenlúcwu Safety Management System

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology with a minimum of 2 years’ experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Heritage Conservation Act and regulatory process
  • Previous experience supervising archaeological assessments, excavations and construction monitoring
  • Proven ability to mentor and train staff

Preferred Skills and Attributes:

  • Eligible or approaching eligibility for Field Director status in the Interior Plateau culture area under Bulletin 17 requirements of the BC Archaeology Branch
  • 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
  • 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 an opportunity to share your skills and talents, we would like to hear from you. Please forward your resume and covering letter to info@splatsindc.com, fax 250.838.2131 or send to

Human Resources
Splatsin
P.O. Box 460
Enderby B.C.
V0E 1V0

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  Open until filled

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
Archaeologist – Field Director

Location Enderby, BC
Information

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

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Supervising and assisting with archaeological field assessments and research
  • Supervising and assisting with artifact cataloguing, reporting, and permitting
  • Assisting with project management tasks, as required
  • Liaising with First Nations, proponents, landowners, and regulatory agencies
  • Assisting the environment, forestry, and culture heritage teams as necessary
  • Mentoring and training junior archaeologists and Splatsin community members
  • Actively participating 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
  • Eligible for Field Director status in the Interior Plateau culture area under Bulletin 17 requirements of the BC Archaeology Branch
  • Proven ability to mentor and train staff

Preferred Skills and Attributes:

  • 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
  • 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 benefit package and an opportunity to share your skills and talents, we would like to hear from you. Please forward your resume and covering letter to info@splatsindc.com,  fax 250.838.2131 or send to

Human Resources
Splatsin
P.O. Box 460
Enderby B.C.
V0E 1V0

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Until Filled

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

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