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FIELD ARCHAEOLOGIST

British Columbia: Multiple locations

Rate: $26–$32/hour

About us

Terra Archaeology Limited (Terra) is a leading provider of professional archaeological consulting services throughout British Columbia. Our work is conducted at the request of First Nations, federal and provincial government agencies and ministries, private sector corporations, and private landowners. We have a proven track record of excellence and innovation in our field and are committed to delivering high-quality services.

As we expand our operations and explore new ventures, we are looking for skilled Field Archaeologists who can take initiative, be proactive, apply professional judgement, and thrive within a team.

This is a field position, based out of our offices in either Victoria, Richmond, Kamloops, or Williams Lake, that requires regular travel to locations across British Columbia. Travel arrangements are made by Terra’s support team, and costs of travel and living-out are paid... Terra’s fieldwork takes place throughout the province, with focus on the Southern Interior and Lower Mainland. Field shifts vary in length from a few days to three weeks, with time off between shifts varying in relation to shift length.

There may be opportunities to participate in report and analysis tasks on an as-and-when needed basis in addition to fieldwork. Volume of office/lab work is tied to project requirements, scheduling, individual aptitude, and previous experience.

Terra supports the continued professional growth and development of staff, therefore the opportunity for greater participation in reporting and analysis will come with time and demonstrated ability. Our goal is for our new archaeologists to become Field Supervisors within a few seasons, work towards their Field Director designation, and progress to being eligible to hold HCA permits and, in time, fill the roles of Project Managers and senior staff. This starts with foundational field experience.

What’s in it for you?
• Competitive compensation and Employee Benefit package
• Collaborative work environment
• Grow your understanding of regional archaeology
• Hone your Archaeological skills and become familiar with British Columbia archaeological consulting
• Opportunities to build and grow your archaeology network
• Progress your career towards attaining your Field Directorship from the Archaeology branch, a significant step in being eligible to hold permits
• Participation on important and enriching archaeological projects

What you will be accountable for?
• Involvement in archaeological field surveys and excavations
• Participation in archaeological site identification and recording
• Contributing, when possible, to archaeological reporting and analysis
• Other duties to meet evolving needs within the company or for a project

What do you need to have?
• Bachelor's degree in Archaeology or Anthropology with a focus in Archaeology
• Relevant archaeological field experience
• Fundamental knowledge of British Columbia archaeology
• Fundamental understanding of the Heritage Conservation Act (HCA)
• Ability to work in varying terrain and weather conditions
• Willingness to travel throughout British Columbia
• Valid Class 5 Driver’s license with clean driving record
• WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level 1
• Basic archaeological field kit

Physical Aspects of Position (including, but not limited to)

Frequent standing and walking/hiking; frequent bending and kneeling; frequent carrying and lifting.

Visa Requirements

Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. Currently, we do not assist in securing Canadian work authorization or Visa sponsorship.

Join Our Team

If you are passionate about archaeology, join our team and build your career as an Archaeologist.

To apply, please forward your resume and a cover letter. References will be required if you are short-listed for a position. Hourly compensation range for the position is $26–$32, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Terra is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further evaluation
Victoria BC

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