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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 .

Current Job Postings

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BC Archaeology Branch
Heritage Resource Specialist

Salary $69,185.43 – $78,814.47 annually ($37.88 – $43.16 hourly)
Location Multiple locations in BC (see posting)


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Salary Range: $69,185.43 – $78,814.47 annually, or $37.88 – $43.16 hourly

Close Date:  February 24, 2023

Currently there are 4 opportunities available: 2 permanent opportunities, as well as 2 temporary opportunities available until March 31, 2024.

These temporary positions may be extended or become permanent.

An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent positions.

This position is part of a dynamic, high functioning team of cultural resource professionals within the Branch, fulfilling permitting and assessment duties under the Heritage Conservation Act (HCA) and providing expert senior professional advice and direction in cultural resource management to Government and external stakeholders.

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EcoLogic Consultants Ltd.
Coastal Field Director, Permit Holder, Project Manager

Salary $75,000 – $100,000
Location North Vancouver, BC


EcoLogic Consultants Ltd. is seeking an experienced British Columbia Coastal Field Director or Permit Holder who is also an experienced Project Manager to join our team. This will be a full-time position, based out of our North Vancouver office. Although being based in the Lower Mainland is preferred well qualified candidates based in other locations may be considered as well. This is a permanent position and will be available until filled.

Job Description:

At Ecologic, a Project Manager (either as a field Director or Permit Holder) will be responsible for managing all aspects of any given archaeological project they chose to take on or are assigned. This will include but is not limited to: preparing proposed budgets and scopes of work, negotiating contracts, regular and ongoing communication with the client and other involved parties, communicating with and supporting First Nations Participants, applying for, holding and closing all required permits, delegating tasks and communicating openly with the rest of the Ecologic team, conducting reporting and analysis as needed, seeking out new projects and opportunities for work, training and education, and actively looking for opportunities to improve the way archaeology is conducted!

This position is estimated to be 40-60 % field-based. Fieldwork will include archaeological monitoring, excavation, survey, and testing in a wide range of urban and remote locations. Projects will include residential, municipal, industrial, and resource extraction work as well as First Nations-directed resource management and research projects. Though based in the Lower Mainland, there is potential for travel throughout the province and into the northern territories.

Office work will include laboratory analysis, artifact processing, research, report writing, and project management. Office work may be conducted independently and will often be self-directed, so the ability to work with minimal supervision in a deadline-oriented environment is necessary.

EcoLogic takes pride in building and maintaining strong working relationships with First Nation communities and challenging the status quo. As an archaeologist with EcoLogic, the successful applicant will be expected to further develop existing relationships and create new ones. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out archaeological research that surpasses and continually works to improve the current standard of practice in BC archaeology.


Applicants must be approved Field Directors for the Northwest Coast with the Archaeology Branch. Preference will be given to applicants who are also registered Permit Holders (any region) with the Branch or have met all of the qualifications to do so.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s or graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology, and be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of experience working in consulting archaeology. It is prefered that candidates have a minimum of five years of experience focused on the archaeology of the Northwest Coast. Although the majority of Ecologics current fieldwork is focused on Coastal BC, the ability to field-direct (or hold a permit) in more than one cultural region would be a strong asset.

Previous project management experience and strong client engagement skills will be a requirement for this role. EcoLogic works with a wide variety of clients from many different cultural backgrounds, industries, and social organizations and the ability to communicate clearly and confidently, while also providing education about the nature and history of archaeological sites and legislation are important. Ecologic takes great pride in providing our clients with well-considered, realistic budgets for the work we do. Being able to deliver our projects on time and within budget are important traits that we expect from our project managers. Applicants who have three or more years of project management experience will be given preference.

Applicants should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and familiarity with Microsoft Office, Outlook, and other relevant computer programs is expected. Leadership skills, a willingness to mentor others, and the ability to interact effectively with clients, government representatives, and First Nations are necessary.

Applicants should be willing to, and capable of, conducting a wide range of fieldwork activities with long hours and in all weather conditions. Applicants must hold a valid BC driver’s license and be willing to provide a driving record as a condition of employment. Level I First Aid is a requirement, and ATV/UTV and other relevant training would be considered assets.


EcoLogic will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. We anticipate a starting salary range of $75-$100 k annually based on experience and the applicants standing with the BC Archaeology Branch (permit holder or not).

We proudly offer a comprehensive benefits package with medical and dental coverage, the opportunity for professional development, and conference funding. We also provide our team with all the equipment needed to conduct our work to the high standards we set for ourselves.

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Greg Morrissey at the following email address: Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Company EcoLogic Consultants Ltd.
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Ecofor Consulting Ltd.
Archaeological Crew Lead

Salary $26.50 – $31 per hour
Location Various Locations, BC


About Ecofor

Ecofor Consulting Ltd. is a natural and cultural resource management company, with offices in British Columbia, the Yukon, Alberta, and Nova Scotia. Founded in 1996, Ecofor has steadily grown to meet the demands of our clients who include private contractors, developers, landowners, government agencies, First Nations, and Indigenous organizations.

Our team provides expertise in a broad range of disciplines in the biological, environmental, and social sciences. We specialize in fisheries, wildlife, aquatic and terrestrial resources, environmental management, archaeology and cultural resources, land use planning, ground penetrating radar, and forestry.

For more information about us, including our projects, please visit

About the Opportunity

Ecofor is currently seeking Full Time Hourly Archaeological Crew Leads to join our team in Fort St James, Fort St John, Prince George, and Whitehorse. Successful applicants may choose to start in early 2023 or in May.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading field reconnaissance and archaeological impact assessments for oil and gas, hydro, forestry, transportation, and other industries.
  • Identifying areas of archaeological potential and archaeological sites.
  • Collecting data and conducting data management.
  • Following permit requirements.
  • Working in collaboration with local First Nations.
  • Writing interim reports and communicating with Field Directors and Permit Holders.
  • Promoting a strong safety culture and working collaboratively within Ecofor’s corporate culture.

More About You

To qualify, you will need an undergraduate degree in Archaeology or Anthropology, or a relevant discipline, and related experience (students graduating soon will be considered).

Candidates with the following skills and experience will be considered:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills, desire to grow the business, and work closely with other environmental professionals, environmental discipline leads, and First Nations.
  • Experience in Cultural Resource Management (previous experience crew leading in CRM would be considered an asset but not required).
  • Familiarity with the provincial heritage assessment regulatory environment in British Columbia and/or Yukon.
  • Experience with handheld GPS units, mapping software, pedestrian survey, subsurface testing, excavation and systematic data collection, and field note taking.
  • Ability to conduct strenuous fieldwork in a variety of field conditions.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe software.
  • Willingness to travel for work and stay in remote accommodations.
  • Skills with snowmobiles, ATVs, and UTVs is an asset.

Due to the nature of the role, you must have a valid Driver’s License.

Lastly, you will be joining us with the passion to contribute and believe in the work that we do.

What We Offer

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be awarded with:

  • Competitive wages.
  • Extended health, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Life, dependent, and disability insurance.
  • An opportunity to travel and work in stunning outdoor sites.
  • Hands on experience in a growing industry.
  • And much more!

Ecofor is a safety-first company. We are committed to creating and maintaining a safe work environment, no matter where we are. We believe that productivity without safety is unacceptable.

If our values resonate with you — apply today!

Job ID Numbers:

  • 2023-004 – Fort St James, BC
  • 2023-005 – Fort St John, BC
  • 2023-006 – Prince George, BC
  • 2023-007 – Whitehorse, YT

Ecofor: Why We’re Here

It is such an honor to be able to visually narrate Ecofor Consulting’s beautifully inspiring and motivating stories, as well as a unique adventurous experience that was unforgettable! Take a look at this amazing episode where the owner of Ecofor, Kevin Wilson, takes us on outdoor exploration and tells us what he had to do to achieve their goal of success:

Please apply online at or send your resume and cover letter to by March 3, 2023.  Please include the Job ID number(s) you are applying for in your cover letter/ resume. We wish to thank everyone for their interest in Ecofor; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Company Ecofor Consulting Ltd.
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Nupqu Resource Limited Partnership (Nupqu)
Field Director (Interior Plateau) / Field Supervisor, full-time

Salary $28-$40 per hour
Location Kootenays, southeast British Columbia (Cranbrook, Fernie, or Castlegar)


Nupqu Resource Limited Partnership (Nupqu) is proudly owned by member communities of the Ktunaxa Nation and operates throughout the Kootenays in southeast British Columbia. Nupqu offices are located in Cranbrook, Fernie, and Castlegar.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated, organized and responsible individual to join our team as a Field Director. Individuals who have experience as a Field Supervisor, but need additional experience to obtain Field Director status are encouraged to apply. The ability to hold Heritage Conservation Act (HCA) permits within the Interior Plateau is considered an asset but is not required for this position.

Job Title: Field Director (Interior Plateau) / Field Supervisor, full-time

Location: Kootenays, southeast British Columbia (Cranbrook, Fernie, or Castlegar)

Salary/Wages: $28-$40 per hour, based on level of experience and ability to lead projects as determined by Project Manager.

Benefits: Nupqu provides comprehensive health and wellness benefits package, RRSP matching, annual bonus, professional development and mentorship, required training courses, equipment & cell phone allowances (project specific), use of company vehicle (project specific), paid vacation and paid sick time.


  • Bachelor’s degree in archaeology or anthropology
  • Completion of an archaeological field school
  • FIELD DIRECTOR for the Interior Plateau, in good standing with the BC Archaeology Or, FIELD SUPERVISOR working towards becoming a Field Director
  • Experience identifying, recording, and evaluating archaeology sites
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of British Columbia Archaeology Branch Standards
  • Commitment to work well with others in a team environment
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Acrobat
  • Physically fit and capable of working long field days, sometimes in difficult
  • Willingness and ability to work out of town (hotel accommodation and per diem)
  • Drivers’ license (BC Class 5 or equivalent)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leading archaeological assessments (PFR, AIA, SAP)
  • Assisting with project reporting, including artifact analysis, site form packages, interim reports, etc.
  • Communication with stakeholders
  • Adhering to and promoting safe working conditions according to Nupqu OH & S manual

Qualified applicants are asked to send their CV to Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Company Nupqu Resource Limited Partnership (Nupqu)
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BC Archaeology Branch
Archaeological Inventory Officer

Salary $63,446.31 – $72,142.65 annually ($34.74 – $39.50 hourly)
Location Multiple locations in BC (see posting)


View the full job posting and application instructions here:

Close Date:  February 12, 2023

Currently there are 2 temporary positions available until March 31, 2024.

These positions may be extended or become permanent.
An eligibility list may be established for future temporary and/or permanent positions.

The Archaeological Site Inventory Section of the Archaeology Branch (Ministry of Forests) is responsible for collecting, maintaining, and distributing archaeological site information in the Provincial Heritage Register (PHR). Archaeological Inventory Officers are part of a dynamic, high-functioning team of cultural resource professionals within the Archaeology Branch, working to fulfill PHR duties under the Heritage Conservation Act. If you are an effective communicator with attention to detail and a passion for archaeological site records, we encourage you to apply to this challenging and rewarding opportunity.

Company BC Archaeology Branch
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Kleanza Consulting Ltd.
Project Managers, Field Directors, Field Supervisors

Location Lower Mainland, BC


Do you want to work with a company that recognizes the importance of work-life balance, has an unsurpassed reputation for challenging the current culture in BC consulting archaeology, and is a leader in facilitating community-based projects, engagement, and ethical practices? Kleanza Consulting Ltd. is a small company that prides itself on excellent working relationships with local First Nations and providing a supportive and safe environment for all employees.

Kleanza is an archaeology consulting firm with offices in Terrace, Prince Rupert, central Vancouver Island (Bowser), and Vancouver and are seeking exceptional Project Managers, Field Directors and Field Supervisors for full-time positions based out of Vancouver office. The position will primarily be based in Vancouver but may include travel throughout BC.


We would consider candidates based in Vancouver or the Lower Mainland, BC.


Project Managers: $35 – 40/hr

Field Directors: $33-35/hr

Field Supervisors: $30 – 32.99/hr


  • An annual gear and conference allowance benefit
  • Professional Development and Mentorship Opportunities
  • Flexible schedules with work from home opportunities
  • Paid sick days (five days/year)
  • A generous, up to 6% company-matching RRSP program
  • Extended medical and dental plan for you and your dependants
  • Group life insurance as well as other insurance benefits (accident, travel, etc.)


  • Bachelor or graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology
  • Have experience supervising field staff and office-based colleagues
  • Excellent report- and proposal-writing skills
  • Enjoy being a mentor to more junior colleagues
  • Familiarity with BC archaeology and the HCA
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a deadline-oriented environment with minimal supervision
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 as well as Word, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat Software. SharePoint experience would be an asset.
  • Experience with Wrike project management software or other project management software considered an asset (Trello, Monday or Asana)

PROJECT MANAGER Ideal applicants will be a Permit Holder in at least one culture area in BC (preference to Coastal) and have a proven track record of undertaking ethical archaeology with and for First Nations on Vancouver Island and the rest of the province. Applicants must be an approved Field Director.

FIELD DIRECTOR applicants must be approved Field Directors with the British Columbia Archaeology Branch.

FIELD SUPERVISOR applicants must be approved Field Supervisors with the Branch Columbia Archaeology Branch.


Responsibilities include: field work, report writing, interacting with clients, working with First Nations, project planning, developing project scopes and estimates, developing research design, managing project budgets, deliverables, and timelines, and supervising crews.

Applicants must be physically fit and hold a valid class 5 Driver’s License and Level I First Aid. Additional training such as ATV, snowmobile, and Wilderness First Aid certification would be an asset.


Submit your cover letter, CV, and references electronically to:

Company Kleanza Consulting Ltd.
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Ridgeline Archaeology Ltd.
Field Technicians,  Field Supervisors,  Field Directors

Salary See description below
Location Various Locations, BC



Ridgeline offers a competitive salary, RRSPs, paid sick time, medical/dental and training allowances and staff are compensated for 100% of drive time from office to site, overtime and per diems, as well as comprehensive benefits to full time employees.  We encourage and support your education and provide and extensive training and professional growth opportunities.

Ridgeline Archaeology is an Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Management company with offices in Prince George and Salmon Arm.  Ridgeline provides professional consulting, surveys, excavations, and mitigations throughout the northern and Interior British Columbia. Our consulting team has a well-deserved reputation for excellence in providing smart, SAFE, sensible, and cost-effective consulting and heritage solutions for our clients and communities.

We are seeking motivated individuals with all levels of experience to join our team for the 2023 field season and beyond. Join us in recording and protecting cultural and heritage features while growing your skills in an exciting industry where you will challenge the most beautiful and remote areas of British Columbia’s back country.

We encourage applicants of all experience levels to apply.

Job Description:

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


  • Bachelor’s degree in archaeology or anthropology (students are also encouraged to apply)
  • Ability to work in remote locations in adverse weather, and in physically strenuous terrain
  • Willing to travel throughout the province and work long days
  • Capable of conducting safe teamwork outdoors and in remote locations
  • Comfortable working around wildlife (bear etc.) and domestic animals (crew dogs)

Desirable skills:

  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license
  •   Bear aware
  •   Level 1 First Aid and H2S
  •   ATV/UTV training
  •   S100
  •   Outdoor survival skills


Based out of Prince George and Salmon Arm but working at various locations throughout the Interior and Northern BC.


Increasing with experience and education:

  • Field Techs – $22-28/hr.
  • Supervisors – $28-35/hr.
  • Field Directors – $75,000+ annual salary
Company Ridgeline Archaeology Ltd.
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Landsong Heritage Consulting Ltd.
Archaeologists (All levels)

Salary see below for details
Location Various Locations, BC


Positions Available:

Archaeologists: All levels (Permit Holders, Field Directors, Field Archaeologists & Archaeology Technicians)


Permit Holders: $41 – $55 per hour (with overtime) or equivalent salary based on 36 hours/week with banked hours

Field Directors: $37 – $46 per hour (with overtime) or equivalent salary based on 36 hours/week with banked hours

Field Archaeologists & Archaeology Technicians: $22- $36 per hour (with overtime) or equivalent salary based on 36 hours/week with banked hours

Other Benefits:

We provide a comprehensive health benefits package, equipment & cell phone allowances, an RRSP program, and funding for training and conferences.

Now Indigenous-owned, Landsong (established 1998) is based at Moberly Lake BC and operates across BC. Landsong endorses a cultural approach to archaeology and collaborates with Indigenous communities, facilitating and assisting with community-led traditional land use studies. We provide opportunities for professional growth in a safe, creative and caring work environment in a team-based setting. Landsong’s work culture is built on a foundation of collaborative teams and is guided by our core values: Safety, Quality, Integrity, Innovation & Respect.

Job Description (tasks & responsibilities may include, but are not limited to):

  • Conducting archaeology assessments with subsurface testing in varied terrain and landscapes across BC for industries including oil and gas, utility, and renewable energy
  • Data collection to facilitate community-lead Indigenous land use studies
  • Fieldwork may be located in remote locations with accommodation in camps and hotels
  • Compliance with and contribution to the continued development of the Landsong Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Program
  • Adherence to the Landsong Quality Management Program (QMP)
  • Preference may be given to applicants willing to relocate to the Peace River Region / NE BC

Job May Also Include:

  • Technical writing and report review with attention given to detail and quality
  • Assisting with project management, the Landsong EHS program and general administration

Minimum Requirements for:

Permit Holders, Field Directors & Field Archaeologists:

  • 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
  • Ability to work independently and as per permit methods with minimal oversight
  • Field-fitness: ability to hike in rough terrain and carry a pack and field equipment
  • Valid Class 5 Driver License

Archaeology Technicians (including university summer students):

  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Field-fitness: ability to hike in rough terrain and carry a pack and field equipment
  • Valid Class 5 Driver License
  • Completion of an archaeology field school program at an accredited university, college or equivalent field experience is an asset

If you are interested in working with Landsong, please submit your resume to

Company Landsong Heritage Consulting Ltd.
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