Job: Archaeologist (All Levels)


Brown & Oakes Archaeology
Archaeologist (All Levels)

Location Lower Mainland, BC


Brown & Oakes Archaeology is seeking archaeologists to join our team.

We are a small archaeological research and consulting firm operating in the Lower Mainland.  We focus on projects that are of interest and benefit to First Nation communities with whom we regularly work.  Our team of cultural heritage specialists embraces collaboration, teamwork, and mentorship and we value developing a deep understanding of the archaeological and historical record of the Indigenous territories in which we work.

We are seeking 1-2 junior archaeologists, 1 Northwest Coast field director and/or HCA permit holder, and 1 archaeologist to work as a special project coordinator focused on cultural heritage policy development.

Positions will be offered on a contractual basis. Contract terms are negotiable based on experience and qualifications.  Compensation is above average and commensurate with position and experience.  Our projects are situated in the Lower Mainland allowing team members a healthy and satisfying work life balance.

Positions & Responsibilities

Junior Archaeologist – Participate in fieldwork, research, and analysis, assist in archaeological site recording, site form preparation, cataloguing and curation of project materials, ensure the accurate and timely submission of work products, and work respectfully with team members.

Field Director/HCA Permit Holder – Supervise archaeological field programs, undertake archaeological assessments and monitoring, provide crew coordination, support and leadership, ensure high-quality field data collection and management, assist in data analysis, prepare technical reports and site forms, maintain strong, respectful and collaborative Indigenous community relationships, assist with project planning and preparation, ensure adherence to data collection systems as well as project health & safety programs.

Special Project Coordinator – This is a limited term full-time contract (minimum 6 months) focused on cultural heritage program and policy development.  The position will be held jointly with B&OA and a local First Nation.  Working experience with BC provincial and First Nation heritage policies is required.


Commensurate with position responsibilities, we are seeking individuals with the following:

  • Bachelors or graduate degree in archaeology or anthropology.
  • Archaeological field knowledge and experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of heritage legislation.
  • Strong working knowledge of Lower Fraser archaeology and Coast Salish culture.
  • A demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and respectful manner with all team members including First Nation representatives, clients, and coworkers.
  • An ability to work independently while contributing to a positive team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with word processing, graphic, and database programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Teams, OneNote, Photoshop).
  • Proficiency with standard data collection equipment including GPS and hand-held tablets.
  • Ability and willingness to perform field work in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Ability and willingness to meet project required drug and alcohol testing requirements.
  • A valid driver’s licence and means of personal transportation is REQUIRED.
  • Field Director/Permit Holder candidates must be currently recognized as a ‘northwest coast’ field director and in good standing with the BC Archaeology Branch.

Strength in Diversity

Brown & Oakes values team diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, colour, age, religion, gender identity, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation, among other demographics and identities.


Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to  Thank you for your interest.

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