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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

Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre
Cultural Heritage Collections Assistant

Salary $17-$19/hour, dependent upon qualifications and experience
Location Chilliwack, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 15-SEP-2020

TYPE OF POSITION: Term – Contract: October 2020 to March 31, 2021
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4:00 PM, Monday, October 5, 2020

Stó:lō Service Agency requires the services of one (1) qualified Cultural and Heritage Collections Assistant to work with the Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre (SRRMC). 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 Cultural Heritage Collections Assistant will help with the management of archival and material cultural resources stored within the Heritage Stewardship and Archaeology Unit at SRRMC. Work will emphasize handling and organizing Stó:lō archival and material culture items using our database and developing community outreach educational and interpretive materials. Tasks will include cataloguing, documenting, and photographing material culture items, digitizing field notes and maps, transcribing elder oral history interviews, responding to information research requests, and working with the education department to draft text panels for exhibit displays. Fieldwork opportunities may also arise.

This position reports to the Heritage Stewardship and Archaeology Manager, Project Archaeologist, and Archaeologist. The successful candidate will work out of the Central (Chilliwack) office.

Core Competencies:

Client Service             Adaptability/Flexibility             Accountability and Dependability
Communication          Ethics and Integrity                 Creative and Innovative Thinking
Teamwork                   Problem Solving                     Ongoing Learning
Digital Skills                Results Focused

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Must have a minimum Bachelor’s degree in History, First Nations Studies, Archaeology or Anthropology (with a focus in Archaeology).
  • Museum studies courses or a cultural resource management diploma would be an asset.
  • Experience working with First Nations material culture collections would be an asset.
  • Experience working in the field would be an asset.
  • Familiarity and understanding of Stó:lō and/or other First Nations’ culture, traditions and history with a commitment to learning more about Stó:lō culture and history.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and a team player with demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication.
  • Must be comfortable working independently and in a collaborative team environment.
  • Familiarity with a variety of Windows computer programs including MS Word and Excel.
  • Must be capable of lifting and carrying equipment and/or boxes of up to 50 lbs.
  • Problem-identification and problem-resolution skills.
  • Effective attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain a healthy working relationship with staff, community representatives/members and representatives of other organizations.

To be eligible, candidates must:

  • Be between 16 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment and a college or university graduate;
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Be unemployed or underemployed and not receiving Employment Insurance benefits while employed;
  • Be willing to commit to the full duration of the work assignment; and
  • Have not previously participated in or been paid under any Career Focus internship program funded under the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment Strategy.

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 RCMP Criminal Record Check.

Interested candidates are required to submit a resume and cover letter indicating the job title above to:

Stó:lō Research and Resource Centre: Heritage Stewardship and Archaeology Unit
Bldg. #10, 7201 Vedder Road
Chilliwack, BC V2R 4G5
Email: cara.brendzy@stolonation.bc.ca
Fax: (604) 824-5342

https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/young-canada-works/students-graduates/careers-heritage-graduates.html

For more information about this and other employment opportunities through the Stó:lō Service Agency , visit www.stolonation.bc.ca.

We regret that we will only respond to those applicants chosen for an interview. We thank all applicants for their interest.

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Title

ARCHER CRM Partnership
Field Director

Location Burnaby, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 15-SEP-2020

Our Burnaby office has positions available for full time Coastal Archaeological Field Directors (as per Bulletin 17). Work will primarily be based out of the Greater Vancouver area on multi-year projects, with potential for some work in interior BC.

Our team is progressive, innovative, and seeks to contribute to the understanding of BC’s long and rich history. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people like you to conduct and manage exciting field projects and participate in research opportunities.

Job Description

Primary Responsibility: to conduct and lead archaeological field work meeting ARCHER CRM Partnership and stakeholder standards, including but not limited to:

  • Archaeological field assessments in a supervisory capacity;
  • Adhere to ARCHER CRM Partnership OH&S and Quality Assurance programs;
  • Provide direction to archaeological assistants;
  • Co-ordinate effectively with Crew Chief(s);
  • Co-ordinate with Project Lead(s) to satisfy client needs;
  • On an as-needed basis, assist Project Director(s) with project co-ordination;
  • Will involve frequent travel to other ARCHER CRM Partnership offices & jobsites.

Requirements:

  • Valid Class 5 Driver License;
  • Safe operation of vehicles, ATV, snowmobiles, and other devices;
  • Consistent availability to work away from home office for up to 14 days at a time;
  • Be a Branch-approved field director for one or more regions in BC;
  • Must provide an up-to-date ‘experience summary spreadsheet’ as per Archaeology Branch Bulletin 17 (available here);
  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology/Anthropology/Earth Sciences;
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying, recording, documenting and suggesting to a supervisor management recommendations for found archaeological remains, including features;
  • Eligible to work in Canada under a presently valid work visa .

Preference given to those with the following skills/experience:

  • That at least one reference provided be an individual who can comment directly on the applicant’s supervisory time;
  • meet the qualifications for applying for Permit Holder status but have not applied for such yet;
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and in a team environment, coordinating with Crew Chief(s) if present and taking direction from Project Leads, the Regional Manager, and/or Directors;
  • Be a Canadian citizen.

Preferred Certifications:

  • First Aid Level 1 & Transportation Endorsement;
  • H2S, WHMIS, TDG;
  • ATV Rider Safety and Snow Pro;
  • Bear Aware.

Remuneration:

  • Wage commensurate with demonstrated experience;
  • Benefits package available to qualifying employees.

No telephone inquiries. References must be submitted with CV.

Questions & expressions of interest are to be forwarded to jobs at (@) archercrm.ca , or by fax to 1.250.261.5474.

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Title

ARCHER CRM Partnership
Archaeologist

Location Burnaby, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 15-SEP-2020

Our Burnaby office has positions available starting immediately for Archaeologists to participate in archaeological fieldwork. Work will primarily be based out of the Greater Vancouver area.

Job Description

Primary Responsibility – to assist Archaeological Field Directors in conducting archaeological field work, including but not limited to:

  • Active participation in archaeological field assessments;
  • Adhering to ARCHER CRM Partnership’s OH&S and Quality Assurance programs;
  • Acquiring field experience and knowledge from senior staff with the intention of taking on further responsibilities within the organization;
  • Upon demonstrated ability, assist Field Director(s) with any/all fieldwork tasks and responsibilities;
  • May involve frequent travel to other ARCHER CRM Partnership offices and job sites.

Preference given to those with the following skills/experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to take effective field notes;
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate;
  • Field experience (field school, co-op term, field assistant);
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and in a team environment;
  • Basic understanding of lithic technology, GPS terminology and mapping techniques;
  • Safe operation of 4X4 vehicles, ATV, snowmobiles, and other devices;
  • Experienced with computers as it relates to MS Office software (Word, Excel, Access);
  • Awareness of applicable government regulations and map production protocols;
  • Preference will be given to Fort St John applicants that meet the qualifications of the North Focus program .

Requirements:

  • Valid Class 5 Driver License;
  • Canadian Citizen;
  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology/Anthropology/Earth Sciences;
  • Candidates not willing to relocate to a close proximity to one of our offices may still be considered if they are willing to cover all travel and accommodation costs directly related to their remote location.

Preferred Certifications:

  • First Aid Level 1;
  • WHMIS,
  • TDG.

Remuneration:

  • Wage commensurate with demonstrated experience.

No telephone inquiries. References must be submitted with CV.

Questions & expressions of interest are to be forwarded to jobs at (@) archercrm.ca , or by fax to 1.250.261.5474.

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Title

ARCHER CRM Partnership
Archaeologist

Location Fort St John, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 15-SEP-2020

Our Fort St John office has positions available for seasonal Archaeologists to participate in archaeological fieldwork.

Job Description

Primary Responsibility – to assist Archaeological Field Directors in conducting archaeological field work, including but not limited to:

  • Active participation in archaeological field assessments;
  • Adhering to ARCHER CRM Partnership’s OH&S and Quality Assurance programs;
  • Acquiring field experience and knowledge from senior staff with the intention of taking on further responsibilities within the organization;
  • Upon demonstrated ability, assist Field Director(s) with any/all fieldwork tasks and responsibilities;
  • May involve frequent travel to other ARCHER CRM Partnership offices and job sites.

Preference given to those with the following skills/experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to take effective field notes;
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate;
  • Field experience (field school, co-op term, field assistant);
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and in a team environment;
  • Basic understanding of lithic technology, GPS terminology and mapping techniques;
  • Safe operation of 4X4 vehicles, ATV, snowmobiles, and other devices;
  • Experienced with computers as it relates to MS Office software (Word, Excel, Access);
  • Awareness of applicable government regulations and map production protocols;
  • Preference will be given to Fort St John applicants that meet the qualifications of the North Focus program.

Requirements:

  • Valid Class 5 Driver License;
  • Canadian Citizen;
  • Consistent availability to work away from home office at remote job sites and offices
  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology/Anthropology/Earth Sciences;
  • Candidates not willing to relocate to a close proximity to one of our offices may still be considered if they are willing to cover all travel and accommodation costs directly related to their remote location.

Preferred Certifications:

  • First Aid Level 1 and Transportation Endorsement;
  • H2S, WHMIS, TDG;
  • ATV Rider Safety & Snow Pro;
  • Bear Aware.

Remuneration:

  • Wage commensurate with demonstrated experience.

No telephone inquiries. References must be submitted with CV.

Questions & expressions of interest are to be forwarded to jobs at (@) archercrm.ca , or by fax to 1.250.261.5474.

Company ARCHER CRM Partnership
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Title

ARCHER CRM Partnership
Field Director

Location Fort St John, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 15-SEP-2020

Our Fort St John office has positions available for full time Archaeological Field Directors (as per Bulletin 17). Our team is progressive, innovative, and seeks to contribute to the understanding of BC’s long and rich history. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people like you to conduct and manage exciting field projects and participate in research opportunities.

Job Description

Primary Responsibility: to conduct and lead archaeological field work meeting ARCHER CRM Partnership and stakeholder standards, including but not limited to:

  • Archaeological field assessments in a supervisory capacity;
  • Adhere to ARCHER CRM Partnership OH&S and Quality Assurance programs;
  • Provide direction to archaeological assistants;
  • Co-ordinate effectively with Crew Chief(s);
  • Co-ordinate with Project Lead(s) to satisfy client needs;
  • On an as-needed basis, assist Project Director(s) with project co-ordination;
  • Will involve frequent travel to other ARCHER CRM Partnership offices & jobsites.

Requirements:

  • Valid Class 5 Driver License;
  • Safe operation of vehicles, ATV, snowmobiles, and other devices;
  • Consistent availability to work away from home office for up to 14 days at a time;
  • Be a Branch-approved field director for one or more regions in BC;
  • Must provide an up-to-date ‘experience summary spreadsheet’ as per Archaeology Branch Bulletin 17 (available here);
  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology/Anthropology/Earth Sciences;
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying, recording, documenting and suggesting to a supervisor management recommendations for found archaeological remains, including features;
  • Eligible to work in Canada under a presently valid work visa.

Preference given to those with the following skills/experience:

  • That at least one reference provided be an individual who can comment directly on the applicant’s supervisory time;
  • meet the qualifications for applying for Permit Holder status but have not applied for such yet;
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and in a team environment, coordinating with Crew Chief(s) if present and taking direction from Project Leads, the Regional Manager, and/or Directors;
  • Be a Canadian citizen.

Certifications:

  • First Aid Level 1 & Transportation Endorsement;
  • H2S, WHMIS, TDG;
  • ATV Rider Safety and Snow Pro;
  • Bear Aware.

Remuneration:

  • Wage commensurate with demonstrated experience;
  • Benefits package available to qualifying employees.

No telephone inquiries. References must be submitted with CV.

Questions & expressions of interest are to be forwarded to jobs at (@) archercrm.ca , or by fax to 1.250.261.5474.

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Title

ARCHER CRM Partnership
Supervisory Archaeologist  –  Field Director Stream

Location Burnaby, BC
Information

POSTED TO JOB BOARD ON: 15-SEP-2020

Are you a hard-working, dedicated, and passionate archaeologist who feels they are being held back from advancing to the next stage of your career? If so, ARCHER CRM Partnership is looking for you! We are looking for qualified archaeological fieldwork supervisors who are tired of being an employee number in a system rather than a valuable member of a team. If you feel you are ready to move up to Field Director we want to speak with you!

Our Burnaby office has positions available for full time Archaeologists who are on track to becoming a Field Director (as per Bulletin 17).  Our team is progressive, innovative, collaborative, and seeks to contribute to the understanding of BC’s long and rich history. Qualified supervisor will be provided full support, and any additional training and mentoring that is needed during the first term of employment to prepare the candidate for their field director application to the BC Archaeology Branch.

Job Description

Primary Responsibility: to conduct and supervise archaeological field work meeting ARCHER and stakeholder standards, including but not limited to:

  • Active participation in archaeological field assessments in supervisory capacity;
  • Adhering to ARCHER CRM Partnership’s OH&S and Quality Assurance programs;
  • Provide direction to archaeological assistants;
  • Co-ordinate with Project Lead  to satisfy client needs;
  • Will involve frequent travel to other ARCHER CRM Partnership offices and jobsites.

Requirements:

  • Valid Class 5 Driver License;
  • Canadian Citizen;
  • Consistent availability to work away from home office at remote job sites and offices;
  • Undergraduate degree in Archaeology/Anthropology;
  • Has at least 360 days of consulting field experience in BC under permit.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying, recording, documenting, and suggesting to a supervisor management recommendations for found archaeological remains, including features;
  • Must provide an up-to-date ‘experience summary spreadsheet’ as per Archaeology Branch Bulletin 17 (available here);
  • Must provide a list of reports available on PARL in which supervisory work is clearly listed;
  • Eligible to work in Canada under a presently valid work visa.

Preference given to those with the following skills/experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to navigate;
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance and in a team environment;
  • Basic understanding of lithic technology, GPS terminology and mapping techniques;
  • Experience working in urban environments in close collaboration with construction crews;
  • Safe operation of vehicles, ATV, snowmobiles, and other devices;
  • That at least one reference provided be an individual who can comment directly on the applicant’s supervisory time;
  • Be a Canadian citizen.

Preferred Certifications:

  • First Aid Level 1 and Transportation Endorsement;
  • H2S Alive, WHMIS, TDG;
  • ATV Rider Safety and Snow Pro;
  • Bear Aware.

Remuneration:

  • Wage commensurate with demonstrated experience;
  • Benefits package available to qualifying employees.

No telephone inquiries.  References must be submitted with CV, and an up-to-date ‘experience summary spreadsheet’ as per Archaeology Branch Bulletin 17.

Questions & expressions of interest are to be forwarded to  jobs@archercrm.ca , or by fax to 1.250.261.5474

Company ARCHER CRM Partnership
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