Job: Senior Archaeologist


Baseline Archaeological Services
Senior Archaeologist

Salary $35-$45/hr
Location Vancouver Island, BC


Baseline Archaeological Services is seeking a Senior 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 work 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 also limited to reduce time away from home and promote a healthy work/life balance for our employees.


  • Manage projects and meet deadlines for project deliverables
  • Lead crews in carrying out archaeological assessments in the form of excavating evaluative units, conducting forest surveys and shovel tests, and machine monitoring
  • Prepare pre-work packages, including client cost estimates, First Nation referrals, and safety documentation
  • Plan and coordinate fieldwork logistics (i.e. crew scheduling, equipment preparation, travel)
  • Manage post-field work data and materials analysis
  • Write reports, and complete and submit site forms in accordance with government policies
  • Consult with local First Nations, and work alongside community members and other personnel
  • Provide regular updates to clients, First Nations, and regulatory personnel on project progress
  • Help train and mentor junior staff where necessary
  • 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 (or greater) in Archaeology or Anthropology
  • Completion of an archaeological field school, with a minimum of 3 years of experience in archaeological consulting in BC
  • Field Director status with the BC Archaeology Branch, or eligible to apply
  • Preference given to applicants with Permit Holder status with the BC Archaeology Branch
  • must possess a valid class 5 BC Driver’s license


Remuneration for this position is between $35 and $45, 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 ‘Senior Archaeologist’ in the subject line.

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