B.C. Archaeology Field Director

Supervisor – Edmonton, AB

Ember Archaeology, a Division of Tree Time Services, is looking for a BC Field Director to support our projects by:

  • Leading survey crews on large projects under the close direction of the Project Archaeologist/Permit Holder
  • Acting as an assistant / senior hand on mitigative excavations
  • Contributing to artifact analysis and permit reporting


  • Approved BC Field Director Status for the Interior Plateau culture area; approved status for Coastal BC and/or the Northeast would be a desired asset
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Archaeology, Anthropology, or a related discipline
  • Class 5 driver’s license with clean driver’s abstract
  • Physically fit, able to carry 30 pounds, lift 50 lbs, and hike up to 10 km per day

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Ability to collect standardized data efficiently
  • Ability to follow direction and receive feedback
  • Love of the outdoors
  • ATV operation experience
  • 4×4 driving experience
  •  Good sense of direction, GPS, compass & map navigation skills
  • Valid safety tickets, including:
    •  First Aid
    • H2S Alive
    • ATV operator
    • Ground Disturbance
    • Bear / Wildlife Awareness


  • Work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Work 10 to 12 hour days on a 10-on, 4-off schedule
  • Work away from home up to 24 days if required
  • Lodgings in hotels, work camps, and camper trailers as required

Some of the benefits of being part of our team include:

  • Close-knit team who care about and learn from each other
  • Strong safety culture and track record
  • Commitment to doing good work
  • Focus on continuous learning and professional development
  • Opportunities to take on challenging work and try new things
  • Management tries hard to support work-life balance

Apply to be part of our team!

Ember’s head office is in Edmonton and most of our work is in northern Alberta, but we’ve had people work remotely from Terrace BC to St. John’s Newfoundland.

We’re working to expand our reach and eager to explore satellite office opportunities.

Follow the link below. Fill out the form. Attach a one to two page resume in PDF format and a cover letter. Your resume should include all work experience, with dates, relevant responsibilities and achievements; education; and other relevant experience.