Job: Archaeologists, Supervising Archaeologists, and Field Directors


Archaeologists, Supervising Archaeologists, and Field Directors

Salary $27-$42/hour
Location Various Locations, BC


ARCHER CRM is an Archaeological Consulting company with offices throughout British Columbia. At ARCHER CRM, we strive to create and foster a workplace environment where diversity and inclusion are encouraged and celebrated. Through the recognition that every individual brings with them unique experiences, cultural histories, and perspectives, our goal is to create a workplace community that encourages growth, creative contribution, and success. With these goals, and through education, integrity and innovation, ARCHER Cultural Resource Management Corp. is committed to promoting the values of Canada’s cultural landscape.

ARCHER CRM is now hiring Archaeologists, Supervising Archaeologists, and Field Directors for a variety of projects in northeast BC on a permanent, full-time, year-round basis. We are looking for applicants who are professionally driven and eager to continue to develop and expand their experience in BC Archaeology. Applicants will be based out of our Fort St John office location. This position requires a willingness and ability to travel. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for field experience in new areas and to broaden their archaeological CRM skillset.

ARCHER CRM has a competitive Benefits package, actively supports and encourages Archaeologists with their Field Directorship and Project Lead goals, provides mentorship to new archaeologists, and provides an additional Health and Wellness plan for our long-term employees. Applicants may be eligible for relocation assistance and additional financial incentives for those based out of our Fort St John office. Employment with ARCHER CRM also includes a comprehensive Equipment and Gear program to ensure all our field staff have everything they need. For more detailed descriptions of each position, please go to our webpage:

Archaeologist Job Description – To assist Supervising Archaeologists, Field Directors, and/or Project Lead Archaeologists in conducting Archaeological fieldwork, including but not limited to:

  • Active participation in archaeological field assessments;
  • Adhering to ARCHER CRM Corp’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) and Supervising Archaeologists with any/all fieldwork tasks and responsibilities;
  • Take advantage of opportunities to develop supervising skills for career advancement;
  • Must have a B.A. in Archaeology/Anthropology, and a minimum of 260 working days (1 year) of experience in consulting archaeology or equivalent work (field schools included).

Supervising Archaeologist Job Description – To support Project Lead Archaeologists, Project Managers, and Field Directors in conducting and supervising archaeological field work, including but not limited to:

  • Active participation in archaeological field assessments in supervisory capacity;
  • Adhering to ARCHER CRM’s OH&S and Quality Assurance programs;
  • Provide direction and mentorship to Archaeologists and Apprentice Archaeologists;
  • Coordinate effectively with Crew Chief(s);
  • Coordinate with Project Lead Archaeologists to satisfy client needs;
  • On an as-needed basis, assist Project Manager(s) with project coordination;
  • Demonstration of previous experience in a leadership or supervisory role in consulting archaeology is preferred.

Field Director Job Description – To conduct and lead archaeological field work, and the appropriate management of archaeological resources as identified during field assessments, including but not limited to:

  • Archaeological field assessments in a supervisory capacity;
  • Adhering to ARCHER CRM’s OH&S & Quality Assurance programs;
  • Provide direction and mentoring to field Archaeologists;
  • Co-ordinate effectively with Crew Chief(s);
  • Co-ordinate with Project Lead Archaeologists, Projects Manager(s), and Directors to satisfy client needs;
  • Facilitate communications between the Permit Holders (or their designates) and the field team;
  • On an as-needed basis, assist Project Lead Archaeologists with project co-ordination;
  • Must be capable of working in a team, either in the capacity of leader, or in support of Project Lead Archaeologists, Project Managers, and/or Permit Holders;
  • Field Director in the Subarctic-Boreal Forest Culture Area as recognized by the BC Archaeology Branch.

Preference will be given to those with the following skills/experience:

  • Demonstrated ability to take effective and quality field notes;
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate;
  • Archaeologist positions: basic understanding of lithic technology and mapping techniques, excavation experience is an asset;
  • Experience in a leadership role in consulting archaeology;
  • Experience in the safe operation of 4×4 vehicles, ATVs, UTVs, and snowmobiles;
  • Awareness of all applicable government regulations;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, alongside Archaeologists, Crew Chiefs, Field Directors, Project Managers, and Project Lead Archaeologists.


  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License and experience driving in all weather conditions;
  • Canadian citizen or legally eligible to work in Canada;
  • Willingness to travel to other office locations as needed to support project capacity requirements;


  • $27.00 – $42.00 per hour commensurate with position and demonstrable experience and qualifications.

No telephone inquiries please.

Questions & expressions of interest are to be forwarded to jobs (at) archercrm (dot) ca. Please note that resumes with references provided will be examined first to expedite hiring. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


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