Archaeologist – BC Field Director

LOCATION:  Fort St. John, BC; Full Time Position



  • Bachelor or Graduate Degree in Archaeology or Anthropology
  • 3+ years of relevant archaeological experience
  • Member of the BCAPA preferred
  • Subarctic-Boreal Forest Field Director or eligible to apply preferred
  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office
  • Current Safety Tickets (i.e., First Aid, H2S) preferred
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Residency



  • Displays leadership and independence in scheduling, prioritization, and completion of work tasks
  • Understands project management processes and willing to adhere to them
  • Strong commitment to health, safety, and environment culture
  • Working knowledge of the oil and gas industry in BC preferred
  • Well-versed in pertinent provincial heritage legislation
  • Superior attention to detail and ability to produce professional deliverables on time and on budget
  • Ability to coordinate project planning, logistics, and preparation for field work
  • Ability to make decisions with consideration of appropriate inputs
  • Experience with working on large work programs with multiple team members
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, technical report writing skills, and project management skills
  • Willing to travel and work away from home periodically
  • Must be physically fit, comfortable in an outdoor setting, and able to adapt to various weather conditions



  • Initiate, manage, and lead archaeological assessments for forestry, mine, oil and gas facility and pipeline projects
  • Assist with proposals including scopes of work and cost estimates for archaeological projects preferred
  • Assist with building and maintaining positive client relationships, focusing on providing top-quality service
  • Train and mentor junior staff
  • Execute complex field programs
  • Complete technical reports
  • Maintain an understanding of applicable heritage regulations, guidelines and associated industry practices within BC
  • Consult with Archaeology Branch and/or BC Oil and Gas Commission, and interact with regulators on behalf of clients
  • Document and keep records in accordance with Roy Northern’s Quality Management Plan



  • Full Time Position
  • Competitive Salary
  • Vacation and Personal Days
  • Group Life and Health Benefits
  • Wellness Program and Training Opportunities
  • Career Progression Program
  • Mentorship to Interior BC Field Director Status or to Permit Holder
  • RRSP and Employer Contributions
  • Compensation packages will be determined based on candidate’s experience, education, and overall suitability for position.

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