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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 .

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Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP
Senior Archaeology Project Manager

Location Enderby, BC


Yucwmenlúcwu is a 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.

We work with Splatsin to build capacity in the community and support Splatsin’s economic development goals and bringing 21st century solutions to heritage resources management.

Position Purpose:

Yucwmenlúcwu (Caretakers of the Land) LLP is seeking a Senior Archaeology 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
  • Holding Permit for works applicable to the Splatsin Yucwmenlúcwu Archaeology Team
  • Lead, Oversee or Delegate 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
  • Participating in the leadership of the company

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Skills and Attributes:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Forest and Range Practices Act and regulatory process is an asset
  • 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, we would like to hear from you. Please forward your resume and covering letter to

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

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