Job: Junior Archaeologist


Baseline Archaeological Services
Junior Archaeologist

Salary $25-$35/hr
Location Vancouver Island, BC


Baseline Archaeological Services is seeking a Junior Archaeologist to join our rapidly growing team of professionals. This is a full-time, permanent role based in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.

Why Work with Us?

At Baseline, we offer a supportive work environment that focuses on mentorship, opportunities for professional development and career advancement, and a positive and collaborative workplace culture. You will gain experience in a variety of archaeological site types and natural environments, in both local and remote settings along coastal British Columbia. Your schedule will be a combination of fieldwork and office responsibilities to help you develop skills in multiple aspects of archaeological consulting. Overnight shifts are required at times, but limited to reduce time away from home and promote a healthy work/life balance for our employees.


Reporting to the Field Supervisor, Field Director and/or Project Manager:

  • Assist with carrying out archaeological assessments in the form of excavating evaluative units, conducting forest surveys and shovel tests, and machine monitoring
  • Assist with fieldwork planning and logistics, and equipment maintenance
  • Keep accurate and detailed notes and photo records
  • Conduct background research through navigating online databases and other reference materials
  • Assist with data management, report writing, and site form submissions
  • Build maps from geospatial data in ArcMap
  • Assist with sorting and processing in the lab, including faunal and artefact analysis
  • Consult with local First Nations, and work alongside community members and other personnel
  • Be knowledgeable of, and adhere to the policies and standards of local First Nations, the BC Archaeology Branch, and the Heritage Conservation Act


  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or Anthropology
  • must have completed an archaeological field school or have field experience
  • must possess a valid class 5 BC Driver’s license


Remuneration for this position is between $25 and $35 per hour, commensurate with experience. Baseline also offers a comprehensive benefits package and annual field gear allowances.

 How to Apply

Please send resumes by email to referencing ‘Junior Archaeologist’ in the subject line.

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