Headquartered in Victoria since 1978, Archipelago Marine Research is a long-standing BC employer. Through additional offices at each of British Columbia’s busiest fishing ports, and its Asia Pacific subsidiary in Australia, Archipelago maintains a staff of 170+ industry professionals including biologists, at-sea observers, dockside monitors, technicians and more. Archipelago provides observer training (with full government certification) for at-sea and dockside monitoring staff, and maintains the highest standards for quality service and professional conduct.

At Archipelago, employees make a commitment to the company and to each other. Employees are expected to contribute to a positive workplace, exercise best efforts, and develop their careers within an atmosphere of cooperation and shared respect; in kind, Archipelago offers gainful employment in a safe, healthy, and respectful environment.


Archipelago posts new opportunities regularly. Check back frequently for the latest postings.

Assistant Port Supervisor (Prince Rupert, BC)

An opportunity exists to join our team as an Assistant Port Supervisor working in our fishery monitoring programs in Prince Rupert, BC. This position provides the successful candidate with an opportunity to participate in the success of Archipelago’s fishery monitoring programs and to further develop their already strong communication and problem solving skills. The Assistant Supervisor will work closely with the local Port Supervisor, Port Manager, and with other Program Management staff. The Assistant Supervisor will be integral to the operation of these programs in Prince Rupert.

Work volume does vary by season in each of the different fishery monitoring programs. The position includes working both irregular hours and weekends. Starting wage will be commensurate with experience.

  • Complete dockside validations and electronic monitoring field services work in the Prince Rupert region.
  • Help to schedule and deploy staff for dockside and electronic fishery monitoring work in the region.
  • Assist with the recruitment, hiring and training of dockside observer staff.
  • Provide regional administrative assistance to Archipelago’s fishery monitoring programs.
  • Provide technical support by performing data verification, entry, and video review.
Required skills
  • Computer skills including MS Office, Internet, data entry and data file transfers.
  • Strong communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • Previous experience scheduling and supervising staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership.
  • Proven ability to perform quality work with a high degree of professionalism.
  • Comprehensive understanding of fishery management plans and knowledge of fishery monitoring programs.
  • The Assistant Supervisor must reside in or near Prince Rupert.
  • Must have a valid BC driver’s licence and a reliable means of transportation for work in the Prince Rupert region.
  • Current or previous certification as a Fisheries Observer, or willingness to undergo training provided by Archipelago. Fisheries Observer certification requires enhanced reliability security status through screening done by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
  • Electronic monitoring field services work requires mechanical aptitude, experience with hand tools and a basic understanding of electrical circuits.
To apply

Email your resume to, fax it to 250-383-0103, or mail it to:

Archipelago Marine Research Ltd.
525 Head Street
Victoria, BC, V9A 5S1

Application deadline:

August 31, 2016

Note: Interviews may be conducted throughout the posting period and the position may be filled prior to the closing date.

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Recruitment agencies:  Please note that Archipelago does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. From time to time, Archipelago works with a limited number of recruitment agencies to assist with sourcing candidates for specific positions; however, the company only works with recruitment agencies that have signed a written service agreement with Archipelago. Any third-party recruitment agency submitting candidates without an agreement in place will not be eligible to receive any fee, and Archipelago will consider any candidate application submitted without an agreement in place to be the property of Archipelago Marine Research.