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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

Katzie Development Limited Partnership (KDLP)
Archaeological Assistant or Field Supervisor

Location Pitt Meadows, BC
Information

Katzie Development Limited Partnership (KDLP) is a Katzie First Nation owned and operated economic development company, established in 2006. Located on Katzie lands in Pitt Meadows, KDLP works primarily within Katzie First Nation asserted territory and has a diverse archaeological project portfolio, which includes infrastructure, residential, commercial and industrial developments. Looking forward to a busy new year, Katzie Development Limited Partnership is seeking a full time Archaeological Assistant or Field Supervisor to assist the senior archaeologist. The candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Be eligible to work in Canada;
  • Possess a valid class 5 BC driver’s license;
  • Have 1-2 years’ experience working in the Northwest Coast Culture region as an archaeologist;
  • Possess an undergraduate degree in archaeology or anthropology with a specialization in archaeology.

The candidate is expected to be working towards fulfilling the Archaeology Branch criteria listed in Bulletin 17 to qualify as a Northwest Coast Field Director. The candidate is expected to:

  • Participate in or Supervise Archaeological Impact Assessments, Preliminary Field Reconnaissance, and Site Alterations;
  • Supervise field crews and mentor junior staff;
  • Assist with Site forms;
  • Assist with artefact analysis and cataloguing;
  • Assist with Reporting.

Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following:

  • Northwest Coast field directorship, in good standing with the Archaeology Branch of British Columbia;
  • Graduate degree in archaeology;
  • Experience with QGIS/ARCGIS;
  • First Aid Level 1, Wildlife awareness.

Please submit your CV and cover letter (with references) and table of experience to hkendall@kdlp.ca. We appreciate all expressions of interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Compensation will commensurate with demonstrated experience, skills, and education.

Company Katzie Development Limited Partnership (KDLP)
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Title

Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp (SNRC)
Junior Archaeologist

Location Skeetchestn, BC
Information

Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp (SNRC). SNRC is a full service community-based natural and cultural resources firm contributing to and directing all phases of land and resource planning and management in Skeetchestn traditional territory, protecting title and rights and respecting Secwepemc laws, culture, and traditions.

Developing economic, professional, social and cultural capacity of community members to care for Secwepemculewc is a core goal.

Location: Skeetchestn, BC. Our office is a beautiful and easy 40 minute drive west of Kamloops, and 25 minutes east of Cache Creek. Little to no overnight travel/camp work required.

Information: Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp is seeking a full time archaeologist for field and office work is based out of our office in Savona, BC.

This is a junior position built on mentorship, with opportunities for advancement. You will work with a skilled and experienced team of professionals and technicians, under the supervision of RPFs and RPCAs. You’ll gain unique experience working on a wide spectrum of cultural heritage management challenges, and have the unique opportunity to get to know the cultural landscape of Skeetchestnulewc (territory).

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities are field- and office based work relating to all aspects of regulatory heritage management, with a focus on forestry, mining, and energy (survey, AIA, monitoring, mitigation, reporting, mapping and site forms). The position includes mentorship under our experienced archaeologists and field technicians, supervising small projects, liaising with clients and with neighbouring First Nations organizations, and contributing research and support to ongoing initiatives.

Contributing to safe, supportive and educational work environment is an essential part of this position.

Mandatory skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology, with an archaeology field school
  • Minimum 2 seasons’ of field experience in archaeology on the Interior Plateau
  • Demonstrated knowledge of BC Heritage Conservation Act and regulatory requirements, including awareness of BC Archaeology Branch policies, procedures and standards
  • Demonstrated knowledge of site and artifact identification and classification
  • Demonstrated field abilities (effective note-taking, navigating, using standard field equipment)
  • Excellent technical writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively with First Nations communities
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to conduct field work under a variety of physically challenging field conditions
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Strong commitment to reconciliation and awareness of the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action

Preference to candidates with:

  • Status as qualified field director and/or permit holder in the Interior plateau region
  • Membership in the BCAPA (any level)
  • Experience in and knowledge of the archaeology of Secwepemculewc/southern interior
  • Functional knowledge of GIS applications (ArcView, QGIS)
  • Valid First Aid (OFA 1 or above), Bear Aware, ATV training, S100 fire suppression, WHMIS or other workplace safety training

Experience working with Secwepemc communities and an understanding of Secwepemc culture and the contemporary contexts and issues affecting these communities is an asset but not required.

Compensation: Competitive wage commensurate with experience and qualifications, full benefits package including matched pension contribution, and 4 weeks’ paid vacation.

To apply: Send your application package to joanne@skeetchestn.ca, with ‘Archaeologist Job Application’ in the subject line. Please include:

  • Contact information for 3 professional references (one may be from an academic supervisor). Please ensure you have obtained consent from references to be contacted.
  • a brief cover letter including wage expectations

 

Please feel free to contact Joanne Hammond (250-373-2493 ext 216, joanne@skeetchestn.ca) with any questions prior to applying.

In accordance with the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s Aboriginal Employment Preferences Policy, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. Secwepemc candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Company Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp (SNRC)
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Title

Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp (SNRC)
Archaeologists

Location Skeetchestn, BC
Information

Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp (SNRC). SNRC is a full service community-based natural and cultural resources firm contributing to and directing all phases of land and resource planning and management in Skeetchestn traditional territory, protecting title and rights and respecting Secwepemc laws, culture, and traditions.

Developing economic, professional, social and cultural capacity of community members to care for Secwepemculewc is a core goal.

Location: Skeetchestn, BC. Our office is a beautiful and easy 40 minute drive west of Kamloops, and 25 minutes east of Cache Creek. Little to no overnight travel/camp work required.

Information: Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp is seeking a full time archaeologist for field and office work is based out of our office in Savona, BC.

This is a permanent full-time position for archaeologists who have or are close to qualifying for field director status in the Plateau region.

We offer opportunities for mentorship and advancement to field director, permit holder and project manager. You will work with a skilled and experienced team of professionals and technicians, and have the unique opportunity to get to know the cultural landscape of Skeetchestnulewc (territory).

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities are field- and office-based work relating to all aspects of regulatory heritage management, with a focus on forestry, mining, energy, parks and community infrastructure projects. Duties include:

  • survey, AIA, monitoring, mitigation
  • reporting, mapping and site forms
  • supervising field crews of trained First Nations field technicians
  • liaising with clients and with neighbouring First Nations organizations
  • training and mentoring field crew and office staff
  • contributing research and support to ongoing initiatives
  • contributing to safe, supportive and educational work environment

Minimum mandatory skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology, with an archaeology field school
  • 3+ years of field experience in archaeology in the BC interior
  • Demonstrated knowledge of BC Heritage Conservation Act and regulatory requirements (permits, forms, reporting), and BC Archaeology Branch policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge of site and artifact identification and classification
  • Demonstrated field abilities (effective note-taking, navigating, using field equipment)
  • Technical writing, communication and organizational skills
  • Proficiency with standard office computer applications and equipment
  • Ability to adapt, undertake multiple tasks, and respond quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to conduct field work under a variety of physically challenging field conditions
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Strong commitment to reconciliation and awareness of the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action

Preferred skills and qualifications:

  • Membership in the BCAPA (any level)
  • Experience in and knowledge of the archaeology of Secwepemculewc/southern interior
  • An understanding of various management strategies for the responsible care of archaeological and other cultural heritage values and resources
  • Functional knowledge of GIS applications (ArcView, QGIS)
  • Valid First Aid (OFA 1 or above), Bear Aware, ATV training, S100 fire suppression, WHMIS or other workplace safety training

Experience working with Secwepemc communities and an understanding of Secwepemc culture and the contemporary contexts and issues affecting these communities is an asset but not required.

Compensation: Competitive wage commensurate with experience and qualifications, full benefits package including matched pension contribution, and 4 weeks’ paid vacation.

We offer opportunities for advancement and support for achievement of additional qualifications (field directorship, permit-holding status, BCAPA membership) and other funded professional development and public archaeology outreach opportunities.

To apply: Send your package to joanne@skeetchestn.ca, with ‘Archaeologist job application’ in the subject line. Please include:

  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references (one may be an academic supervisor). Please ensure you have obtained consent from references to be contacted.
  • a brief cover letter including wage expectations

 

Please feel free to contact Joanne Hammond (250-373-2493 ext 216, joanne@skeetchestn.ca) with any questions prior to applying.

In accordance with the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s Aboriginal Employment Preferences Policy (here), preference will be given to Indigenous applicants. Secwepemc candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Company Skeetchestn Natural Resources Corp (SNRC)
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