Careers in Archaeology

Career Options

  • Archaeologist
  • Field Technician/Director
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Professor
  • First Nations Conservation and Stewardship Liaison
  • Researcher
  • Geoarchaeologist
  • Archaeobotanist
  • Archaeozoologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Maritime Archaeologist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Archivist
  • Museum Curator/Collections Manager/Assistant
  • Preservationist/Restorer
  • GIS Technician
  • Historical Site Guide/Interpreter
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Site/Land Surveyor
  • Environmental Impact Assessor

Potential Employers

  • Archaeology Consulting Firms
  • Universities
  • Municipalities
  • Federal and Provincial Governments
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Police and Coroner's Office
  • Museums
  • Libraries/Archives
  • Parks/Historical Sites
  • Heritage Foundations

Online Job Postings/Resources

SFU Career Services

British Columbia Association of Professional Archaeologists

Government of Canada Public Service

Canadian Museums Association

Young Canada Works

Canadian Archaeology Association

Heritage Canada Foundation