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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

BC Oil & Gas Commission
Heritage Conservation Audit Coordinator

Salary $69,170.33 – $78,686.96 annually
Location Fort St John, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 11-AUG-2022

The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) is the provincial single-window regulatory agency with responsibilities for regulating oil and gas operations in British Columbia, including exploration, development, pipeline transportation and reclamation.

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Heritage Conservation Audit Coordinator (HCAC) arranges all aspects of the external Archaeology Audit Program (AAP) including coordinating data, building the annual audit sample and preparing draft audit reports. The HCAC is responsible for managing the Application Management System (AMS) data entry and reporting any potential risks to the Manager, Heritage Conservation Program. The HCAC will ensure the satisfaction of permit terms and conditions as detailed in individual Section 12.2 Heritage Conservation Act (HCA) permits.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology, Environmental Studies or related degree OR an equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training
  • Proven technical experience related to archaeology reporting and field work
  • Proven experience interpreting legislation, regulations and policy and ensuring compliance
  • Proven knowledge in the field of Archaeology and the Heritage Conservation Act
  • Proven knowledge relating to heritage resource management practices in British Columbia
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in:
    • working with maps, plans and/or legal descriptions, including navigation
    • land use planning
    • conducting educational presentations
    • management system auditing and oil and gas activities
  • Working knowledge of OGAA, regulations and policies
  • Proficient with multiple aspects including data storage and GIS based applications such as iMap and RAAD (remote access to archaeological data) and the aptitude to learn additional computer skills and produce technical correspondence
  • Ability to integrate data and perform data analysis
  • Ability to review and interpret technical reports and application forms

Effective January 10, 2022, employment with the Commission is conditional on employees being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and providing proof of vaccination to the Commission upon request. If you are interested in applying for this role and meet the minimum selection criteria, please select “Apply Now” and submit your cover letter and resume prior to 11 pm August 26, 2022. An eligibility list with a duration of 6 months may be established.

The Commission is an equal employment opportunity employer and committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by provincial law.

For more information contact recruitment at 250-419-4463.

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Title

WSP Golder
Archaeological Field Technician

Salary $20 – $26 hourly
Location Fort St. John, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 18-JUL-2022

WSP Golder has a new opportunity for an Archaeological Field Technician to join our Heritage team in our Fort St. John location on a term contract basis. This position is to support a specific project that will have a 10-on 4-off work shift.

Start date is approximately August 1st and will run until freeze up at a minimum, and likely into the winter.

For the role: 

  • You will carry out archaeological survey, test excavation and mitigative excavation in cultural resources management under the direction of the Field Crew Supervisor and in compliance with Heritage Conservation Act permits
  • You will work with Indigenous community members in a respectful and collaborative manner
  • You will maintain a high standard of ethical behavior to uphold WSP Golder’s reputation and demonstrate a commitment to our Core Values
  • You will work in a variety of environments, such as all-weather conditions, rugged and semi-remote locations, and overnight accommodations in a camp or hotel setting
  • You will perform other duties as required, including but not limited to, artifact analysis, reporting, and research
  • You will demonstrate a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff
  • You will comply with our Fit for Duty Policy.

You will have a background in:

  • An Archaeology or Anthropology undergraduate degree (or nearing completion) would be an asset, but is not required for this position
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with Indigenous representatives
  • Basic knowledge of British Columbia archaeology would be an asset
  • Able to work in varying terrain and weather conditions
  • Ability to do strenuous field work, including hiking in uneven terrain, carrying heavy loads and manual excavating
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to take direction and work in both a team environment and independently
  • Valid driver’s license (Class 5)
  • ATV/UTV and First Aid Certification would be considered an asset

At WSP Golder we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration packages
  • On the job training, mentoring and coaching
  • Inclusive, diverse, and accessible workplace

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Bradley Drouin, Heritage Group Leader, at bdrouin@golder.com

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Title

WSP Golder
Field Director

Salary $60,000 – $95,000 annually
Location Kamloops, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 18-JUL-2022

WSP Golder has a new opportunity for a Professional Archaeologist to join our Heritage team in our Kamloops location on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will assist in the growth of the archaeology business in the Southern Interior region 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.

For the role:

  • You will prepare or contributing to proposals;
  • You will lead archaeological field programs;
  • You will liaise with First Nations;
  • You will manage project scope, schedule, and cost, including invoicing;
  • You will participate in Indigenous community relationship-building;
  • You will undertake analysis and preparing technical reports;
  • You will supervise junior staff and Indigenous workers where appropriate;
  • You will work with Indigenous community members in a respectful and collaborative manner;
  • You will participate in Golder’s Health & Safety program;
  • You will demonstrate a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff;
  • You will comply with our Fit for Duty Policy.

You will have a background in:

  • A graduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology or an undergraduate degree with equivalent experience;
  • Field Director status in the BC Plateau Culture Area;
  • Experience identifying, recording and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types expected in the BC Interior Plateau culture area;
  • Experience working with First Nations. Preference will be given to candidates with positive relationships with First Nations in the Southern Interior 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 will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
  • Career development planning and mentoring programs tailored to help you reach your goals
  • Employer matched pension plan and share purchase plans
  • Paid vacation days and ability to bank overtime
  • Paid wellness days
  • Ability to purchase additional vacation days
  • Extended medical, dental and group plan benefits that can be customized to your needs
  • Hybrid work arrangement with the ability to work from home and from the office
  • Opportunities to work on national and international projects

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Bradley Drouin, Heritage Group Leader, at bdrouin@golder.com

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Title

WSP Golder
Senior Archaeologist

Salary $86,000 – $130,000 annually
Location Kamloops, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 18-JUL-2022

WSP Golder has a new opportunity for a Professional Archaeologist to join our Heritage team in our Kamloops location on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will assist in the growth of the archaeology business in the Kamloops region 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.

For the role:

  • You will prepare and contribute to proposals;
  • You will secure heritage inspection, investigation, and alteration permits;
  • You will design and lead archaeological field programs;
  • You will liaise with First Nations;
  • You will manage project scope, schedule, and cost, including invoicing;
  • You will participate in business development activities, including meetings with prospective clients;
  • You will participate in Indigenous community relationship-building;
  • You will undertake analysis and prepare technical reports;
  • You will supervise junior and intermediate staff and Indigenous workers where appropriate;
  • You will participate in Golder’s Health & Safety program;
  • You will demonstrate a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff;
  • You will comply with our 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 Culture Area;
  • Experience identifying, recording and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types expected in the BC Interior Plateau culture area;
  • Experience working with First Nations. Preference will be given to candidates with positive relationships with First Nations in the Kamloops 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);

Your benefits at Golder will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
  • Career development planning and mentoring programs tailored to help you reach your goals
  • Employer matched pension plan and share purchase plans
  • Paid vacation days
  • Paid wellness days
  • Ability to purchase additional vacation days
  • Extended medical, dental and group plan benefits that can be customized to your needs
  • Hybrid work arrangement with the ability to work from home and from the office
  • Opportunities to work on national and international projects

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Bradley Drouin, Heritage Group Leader, at bdrouin@golder.com

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Title

WSP Golder
Senior Archaeologist

Salary $95,000 – $140,000 annually
Location Vancouver, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 18-JUL-2022

WSP Golder has a new opportunity for a Senior Archaeologist to join our Heritage team in our Vancouver location on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will assist in the growth of the archaeology business in the Lower Mainland 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.

For the role: 

  • You will prepare and contribute to proposals;
  • You will secure heritage inspection, investigation, and alteration permits;
  • You will design and lead archaeological field programs;
  • You will liaise with First Nations;
  • You will manage project scope, schedule, and cost, including invoicing;
  • You will participate in business development activities, including meetings with prospective clients;
  • You will participate in Indigenous community relationship-building;
  • You will undertake analysis and prepare technical reports;
  • You will supervise junior and intermediate staff and Indigenous workers where appropriate;
  • You will participate in Golder’s Health & Safety program;
  • You will demonstrate a “Safety First” focus and acting as a role model to other staff;
  • You will comply with our 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 Coastal Culture Area;
  • Experience identifying, recording and evaluating the full range of archaeological site types expected in the BC Coastal culture area;
  • Experience working with First Nations. Preference will be given to candidates with positive relationships with First Nations in the Lower Mainland;
  • 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).

Your benefits will include:

  • Competitive benefits and remuneration packages
  • Career development planning and mentoring programs tailored to help you reach your goals
  • Employer matched pension plan and share purchase plans
  • Paid vacation days
  • Paid wellness days
  • Ability to purchase additional vacation days
  • Extended medical, dental and group plan benefits that can be customized to your needs
  • Hybrid work arrangement with the ability to work from home and from the office
  • Opportunities to work on national and international projects

Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Bradley Drouin, Heritage Group Leader, at bdrouin@golder.com

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Title

Stó:lō Research & Resource Management Centre
Archaeologist

Salary $28.00 – $33.00/hour dependent upon qualifications and experience
Location Chilliwack, BC
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POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 18-JUL-2022

Stó:lō Service Agency requires the services of a qualified Archaeologist to fill a Full-Time Position with the Stó:lō Research & Resource Management Centre.  Pursuant to section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry. Please self-identify on your cover letter or resume.

The Archaeologist will conduct archaeological projects within S’óelh Téméxw – Stó:lō Traditional Territory, assist with the administration of the Stó:lō Heritage Policy, be involved in cross-cultural awareness initiatives, conduct research, maintain databases, and analyze, catalogue, and curate artifacts.

This position reports to the Heritage Stewardship and Archaeology Manager. The successful candidate will work out of the Central (Chilliwack) office. Some travel may be required for this position.

Qualifications/Requirements:  

  • Must have a minimum Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology (with a focus in Archaeology).
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a field supervisor in archaeology.
  • Drug and alcohol testing required.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and be a team player with a strong background and demonstrated skills in communications.
  • Must have familiarity and understanding of Stó:lō and/or other First Nations’ culture, traditions and history, a commitment to learning more about Stó:lō culture and history is essential.
  • Must have knowledge of federal, provincial, and local governance policies/legislation related to heritage and First Nations.
  • Must have knowledge of the Stó:lō Heritage Policy.
  • Excellent physical health and physically fit for surveying in rough terrain, shovel testing, and excavation.
  • Have proven ability to work on a variety of Windows computer programs including MS Word, Excel and Access.
  • A familiarity with GIS is an asset.
  • Should have Level One First Aid training.
  • Comfortable with working independently and in a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in an effective manner.
  • Ability to maintain a healthy working relationship with staff, community representatives/members and representatives of other organizations.
  • Maintain the confidentiality guidelines of all records, materials and communications concerning clients, staff and Stó:lō Service Agency.
  • Experience with off-road vehicles is an asset.
  • Artifact curation skills is an asset.
  • Stó:lō Service Agency has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated.

Successful candidates will be required to provide the following if screened in for an interview:

  • Proof of education documentation
  • References: Three names and phone numbers of recent supervisors
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Drivers’ License
  • Must successfully pass the required pre-employment Criminal records Check.

 

Salary Range:                         $28.00 – $33.00/hour dependent upon qualifications and experience

Type of Position:                   Full-time with a 3-month probationary period and planned performance evaluations.

 

Candidates will be screened according to the qualifications/requirements.   Interested candidates are required to submit a resume and covering letter.  Please include position title on subject line.  Send to:

Stó:lō Service Agency Personnel Department
Bldg. #8A – 7201 Vedder Road
Chilliwack, BC    V2R 4G5
Email: jobs@stolonation.bc.ca

For more information about this and other employment opportunities, visit www.stolonation.bc.ca

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