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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

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


Stó:lō Research & Resource Management Centre
Project Archaeologist

Salary $30-$40 hourly
Location Chilliwack, BC


Stó:lō Service Agency requires the services of a qualified Project 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 Project Archaeologist will manage and 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, and maintain databases.

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


  • Must have a minimum Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology (with a focus in Archaeology).
  • Must have Field Director and Permit Holder status.
  • Drug and alcohol testing required for specific projects.
  • 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 Apple products and Windows computer programs including MS Word, Excel and Access.
  • 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.
  • Field experience with off-road vehicles is an asset.
  • Belonging 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:                         $30.00 – $40.00/hour dependent upon qualifications and experience

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


Applications Deadline: December 25, 2023

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

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H3M Environmental
Field Directors

Salary $33-$45 hourly
Location Fort St. John, BC


About H3M Environmental Ltd.

Operating across Western Canada, H3M Environmental provides field and permitting services that balance costs and risks to meet regulatory requirements, while bridging the gap between environmental stewardship and project development. As a full-scale and diversified service provider, H3M supports multiple energy sectors, commercial real estate, forestry, municipalities, and utilities. We support pre-construction, construction, and post-construction requirements of projects, managing our client’s assets from inception through to their retirement and reclamation. Taking a pragmatic approach to balancing land stewardship, project development, and economic sustainability.

Our mission is to bridge the gap between client needs and regulatory requirements.

Our vision is to be a trusted industry leader in balancing policy, regulation, environmental management, and land stewardship for development projects.

To learn more about us, please visit:

About the Opportunity

H3M Environmental has exciting opportunities for multiple full-time Field Directors, based in Fort St. John, B.C.

The Field Director will be primarily responsible for project execution and client management to assist in H3M’s continued growth and diversification of client-focused services across Western Canada. You will assist with building and maintaining positive client relationships, focusing on providing top-quality service in regulatory expertise and following through on new business opportunities.

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, manage, and execute various archaeological assessments and associated reporting in accordance with the BC Heritage Conservation Act and the needs of clients
  • Assist in the preparation of program execution plans for projects
  • Assist in the preparation of cost estimates, permit applications, and final permit reports, as required
  • Assist in H3M’s continued growth and diversification of client-focused services across Western Canada
  • Liaise with Indigenous communities to support participation and collaboration
  • Assist with building and maintaining positive client relationships, focusing on providing top-quality service and regulatory expertise
  • Train, mentor, and supervise internal staff and Indigenous participants aligned to H3M core values
  • Ensuring compliance of project activities with all relevant local, provincial, and federal environmental regulations
  • Assist in the preparation of applications, reports, work plans, protocols, and other documents to ensure conformance with regulatory and policy requirements
  • Maintain an understanding of applicable cultural heritage management regulations, guidelines, and associated industry practices within BC
  • Maintain an understanding of the forestry and oil and gas services pertaining to Cultural Heritage Resource management
  • Ensure the highest standards of practice are met when completing field assessments and cultural material collection

About You

We’re seeking a dedicated professional with a Bachelor’s or technical diploma in Archaeology or Anthropology and at least 3+ years of relevant archaeological experience, preferably in the subarctic boreal forest.

Due to the nature of the role, a valid Class 5 Driver’s License is essential.

Preference will be given to members of the BCAPA and those eligible for Subarctic Boreal Forest Field Director or Permit Holder status. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and a working knowledge of the oil and gas industry in BC are valuable assets.

Field Directors with Interior Plateau or Coastal Region certificates will also be considered.

In addition to technical qualifications, we value:

  • Comfortable working in remote locations with high physical demands
  • Experience in supervising small crews
  • Being comfortable on a variety of transport vehicles (ATVs, helicopters, snowmobiles, etc.)
  • Knowledge of cultural heritage regulations, guidelines, and associated industry practices

In addition to technical qualifications, we value strong leadership and decision-making skills, with exceptional interpersonal and communication abilities. You are adaptable to different environments and open to feedback, input, and encourage collaboration among team members.

What We Offer

For your dedication and expertise, we offer a competitive hourly rate of $33-40, or $38-45 for Permit Holders, evaluated based on your skills and experience. Joining our team also means receiving the following:

  • Employer-paid comprehensive extended health & dental benefits
  • Health & Wellness Spending Accounts
  • Paid sick days
  • Flex and Loyalty Days off – loyalty days are given out after 1 year of employment
  • Free onsite parking
  • Tuition and professional dues reimbursement
  • PPE allowance (job-specific)
  • Vehicles provided
  • Fun office culture and upbeat environment, with frequent team-building and employee appreciation events!

This is your chance for exciting career development and the opportunity to develop your experience with a company undergoing exceptional growth – apply now!


Company H3M Environmental
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