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Headquartered in Victoria since 1978, Archipelago 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 120+ 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.

Current Opportunities

Are you passionate about the environment and sustainability? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Think fish are pretty neat? Looking for friendly, like-minded people to work with?

 

WHAT ARE WE ALL ABOUT?

Archipelago has been around for over 40 years and is at the forefront of monitoring solutions for fisheries around the world. We create and deploy technology for commercial fishing vessels, at-sea observers and dockside monitors to collect data and report back to our clients. This data helps manage global fisheries and ensure sustainability for generations to come. Our head office sits right on the water in greater Victoria (Esquimalt), British Columbia and we have offices in Alaska, Oregon, Australia, Norway and in port cities up and down the British Columbia coast.

 

WHAT WILL YOU DO EVERY DAY AS A DATA TECHNICIAN?

Although the current situation surrounding COVID-19 means many tasks are temporarily modified, here are some things you can look forward to!

 

  • Verification of incoming data generated by at-sea and dockside field staff working in fishery monitoring projects
  • Data entry of information generated within the fishery monitoring projects
  • Review of electronic monitoring imagery and sensor data
  • Maintenance of data storage and filing systems
  • Routine and ad hoc data reporting including electronic uploading of data
  • Liaise with field staff and clients regarding data quality and other data issues
  • Provide customer service to commercial fishing clients
  • Work as an at sea observer and/or a dockside monitor in remote locations may be required to support program needs
  • Coordinate on shore validations of fish landing by shore-based fisheries observers

HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE ARCHIPELAGO?

It could come up in an interview, so do your research.

 

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

  • RSP matching
  • Flex Schedules
  • A commitment to sustainability and the environment within all our operations
  • Opportunity to learn about and be involved with commercial fisheries monitoring and management in British Columbia
  • Staff funding programs for local and global non-profits
  • Company funded education and development opportunities
  • Staff Deck Days (Overlooking the Inner Harbour) – Virtual or following Public Health Orders
  • Staff Parties and Events opportunities – Virtual or following Public Health Orders
  • Ocean Front Building near transit and bike paths
  • Free Parking and secure bike storage
  • Group Benefits Program (Health and Dental)
  • Health Spending Account
  • Personal Wellness Fund

 

WHAT DO YOU OFFER?

  • Ability to work remotely or in office
  • Experience with data entry, manipulation and analysis
  • Highly self-motivated with strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Adaptable personality and strong diplomacy skills
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours including some weekends, evenings, and possibly occasional travel
  • Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict timelines
  • Must be proficient with computers and be comfortable navigating through various applications simultaneously
  • Able to obtain Fisheries Observer Certification through Fisheries and Oceans Canada*
  • Ability to travel within Canada and the US

BENEFICIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Ability to identify commercially important marine species an asset
  • Experience working as an At-Sea Observer an asset
  • Post-secondary education in a related field

WHAT ELSE?
There are two positions available: one is full-time, the other is a part-time, term position for our busiest season from now until November. The anticipated hourly range for these roles is $19.00 – $20.50. Anticipated work hours are Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm for full time and 8:30 am and 12:30 pm for part time, with variability in hours during the busy period.  Archipelago is focused on getting the job done and not watching the clock, but we use these figures as our guidelines for our team members.

If you are interested in applying, email a pdf of your resume and a cover letter to hr@archipelago.ca

Currently our office is operating at about 20% capacity and we’ve taken steps to ensure the health and safety of our team members. We follow guidelines and mandatory public health orders and pro-actively manage PPE’s, processes and protocols in all our offices.

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Do you dream about brand standards, Pantone colours, Adobe products and social media hashtags? Do you have an eye for design? Do you love organization? Do you love working with people? Are you tech savvy? Are you passionate about our environment and sustainability?

We are looking to hire an individual to oversee our new brand, design all our marketing collateral and keep us current on Social Media. If you answered yes to these questions, then we want to meet you, but not in-person – yet. How about on a video call instead?

WHAT ARE WE ALL ABOUT?

Archipelago has been around for over 40 years and is at the forefront of monitoring solutions for fisheries around the world. We create and deploy technology for commercial fishing vessels, at-sea observers and dockside monitors to collect data and report back to our clients. This data helps manage global fisheries and ensure sustainability for generations to come. Our head office sits right on the water in Victoria (Esquimalt), British Columbia and we have offices in Alaska, Oregon, Australia, Norway and in port cities up and down the British Columbia coast.

WHAT WILL YOU DO IN THIS ROLE?

You will work closely with our leadership team and business development manager to manage and design all marketing collateral for Archipelago. As well, this position will oversee the ongoing scheduling, design and posting across our social media channels and occasional content updates on our website. We launched a new brand in late 2019 and a new website in 2021, so we have a lot of work to do in order to make sure all our marketing collateral is on-brand and current.

  • The position is a 37.5-hour work week – Monday to Friday with 3 weeks paid vacation.
  • This position is a one-year term, but there is a strong likelihood that this role will become a permanent, full time position.

HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE ARCHIPELAGO?

Believe it or not, our company name can be difficult for some people to pronounce. We have heard a lot of variations. It is not a mandatory skill for the role, but it would certainly give you a leg up on the competition if you can nail the pronunciation.

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

  • Group Benefits Program (Health and Dental)
  • Health Spending Account
  • Personal Wellness Fund
  • RSP matching
  • Flex Schedules
  • Remote work options
  • A commitment to sustainability and the environment within all our operations
  • Staff funding programs for local and global non-profits
  • Company funded education and development opportunities
  • Staff Deck Days (virtual during COVID-19)
  • Staff Parties and Events (virtual during COVID-19)
  • Ocean Front Building with close proximity to transit and bike paths
  • Free Parking

WHAT DO YOU OFFER?

  • Post-secondary education in graphic design (or similar)
  • Strong understanding of graphic design principles
  • Proficiency with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • An understanding of the design process from concept development, storyboarding, to project completion
  • An attention to detail so strong that your friends make fun of you.
  • Ability to adapt to different branding guidelines
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • A fun and outgoing personality.
  • An efficient and positive approach to your work.
  • Outrageous organizational skills
  • A great communicator and writer
  • A willingness to accept change (while still smiling)
  • A creative approach to everything you do
  • Confidence to bring new ideas to the table

We recognize that some applicants will not bring years of design experience to the role, so while it is an asset, it is not a requirement. We expect that an applicant’s design portfolio will be a key factor in our hiring decision.

This position is under consideration for funding that provides wage subsidies to employers hiring youths in a technical or business role. Eligible candidates need to meet all the requirements including:

  • Post-secondary graduate from a recognized institution;
  • A Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada;
  • Legally entitled to work in BC; and
  • 30 years of age or younger

In your application, please acknowledge if you meet the hiring criteria.

BENEFICIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Social Media Management (scheduling, posting content, updating content utilizing Later)
  • Photography
  • Video Production
  • Website Design

WHAT ELSE?

The anticipated annual salary range for this role is $45,000 to $55,000 and we are accepting applications from candidates who live within British Columbia.
If you are interested in applying, email your resume and a cover letter to hr@archipelago.ca.
Please include a link to your portfolio or provide samples with your submission.

This position will work remotely during COVID-19 restrictions. Currently, our office is operating at reduced capacity and we’ve taken steps to ensure the health and safety of our team members. We follow guidelines and mandatory public health orders and pro-actively manage PPE’s, processes and protocols in all our offices.

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Are you passionate about sustainable seafood? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Think rain-soaked high-vis fashion is the next big trend? Archipelago is seeking honest and reliable workers to assist with the delivery of it’s groundfish dockside monitoring programs in Port Hardy, BC.  Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.

Duties

  • Monitor and document the offload activities of groundfish commercial fishing vessels.
  • Identification of all species landed.
  • Accurate recording of offloaded weights into electronic data systems and on paper.
  • Monitor compliance of fishery regulations.
  • Perform biological sampling of selected species.

Required Skills

  • Highly self-motivated with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict timelines.
  • Ability to identify commercially important marine species considered an asset.
  • High school graduation as a minimum. Knowledge of the fishing industry is an asset.
  • Valid BC Drivers Licence (or equivalent to) with a reliable vehicle.
  • The job is physically demanding and candidates should be capable of occasionally lifting or moving fish (up to 50 pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels.

Terms of Employment

  • Competitive wage starting at $18.00/hour with a guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked. Hourly rates increase by length of service and hours worked to $18.98/hour, $20.19/hour and $21.55/hour.
  • Must obtain Fisheries Observer Certification through Fisheries and Oceans, Canada*. This required certification training is provided to successful candidates in our 2-week training course.
  • All successful candidates will need to provide a criminal record check to be certified as a Fisheries Observer as required by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
  • Part-time equivalent positions are available at this time. The hours and work schedules are variable as they are governed by the landing times of the fishing vessels.
  • The work is primarily in Port Hardy, but the ability to travel to other fish landing ports is desirable.

*Fisheries Act and Fisheries (General) Regulations state that a person who owns, operates, manages, or is an employee of an enterprise that catches, cultures, processes or transports fish cannot be certified as a Fisheries Observer.

TO APPLY:  Email a pdf of your resume to: hr@archipelago.ca

Application Deadline: Open until suitable candidates are found

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

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Are you passionate about sustainable seafood? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Think fish are pretty neat, the slimier the better? Archipelago is seeking hard working and reliable workers to assist with the delivery of it’s groundfish dockside monitoring program in Prince Rupert, BC. Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.
Duties

  • Assist a Fisheries Observer by tagging halibut and counting fish.
  • Identification of all species landed.
  • Accurate recording of piece counts of offloaded species.
  • Monitor compliance of fishery regulations.

Required Skills

  • Requires fine motor skills, manual dexterity, and use of both hands.
  • Ability to stand at a fish grading table for long periods of time.
  • Ability to bend at waist to reach and slide halibut weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and directions.
  • Ability to identify commercially important marine species considered an asset.
  • Valid BC Drivers License with a reliable vehicle is an asset.

Terms of Employment

  • Wages is $15.57/hour with a guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked.
  • The hours and work schedules are variable as they are governed by the landing times of the fishing vessels.
  • The work is primarily in Prince Rupert, but the ability to travel to other fish landing ports is desirable.
  • Workers must provide their own rain gear and boots suitable for work at a fish offloading station.

TO APPLY:  Email a pdf of your resume to: hr@archipelago.ca 

Application Deadline: March 20, 2021

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

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Are you passionate about sustainable seafood? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Think rain-soaked high-vis fashion is the next big trend? Archipelago is seeking honest and reliable workers to assist with the delivery of it’s groundfish dockside monitoring programs in Prince Rupert, BC.  Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.

Duties

  • Monitor and document the offload activities of groundfish commercial fishing vessels.
  • Identification of all species landed.
  • Accurate recording of offloaded weights into electronic data systems and on paper.
  • Monitor compliance of fishery regulations.
  • Perform biological sampling of selected species.
  • Assist at offloads with piece counting and halibut tagging.

Required Skills

  • Highly self-motivated with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours, evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict timelines.
  • Ability to identify commercially important marine species considered an asset.
  • High school graduation as a minimum. Knowledge of the fishing industry is an asset.
  • Valid BC Drivers Licence (or equivalent to) with a reliable vehicle.
  • The job is physically demanding and candidates should be capable of occasionally lifting or moving fish (up to 50 pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels.

Terms of Employment

  • Competitive wage starting at $18.00/hour with a guaranteed minimum 4-hour callout on all days worked. Hourly rates increase by length of service and hours worked to $18.98/hour, $20.19/hour and $21.55/hour.
  • Position is subject to an overtime averaging agreement, approved by Labour Canada.
  • Must obtain Fisheries Observer Certification through Fisheries and Oceans, Canada*. This required certification training is provided to successful candidates in our 2-week training course.
  • All successful candidates will need to provide a criminal record check to be certified as a Fisheries Observer as required by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
  • Full and part-time equivalent positions are available. The hours and work schedules are variable as they are governed by the landing times of the fishing vessels.
  • The work is primarily in Prince Rupert and Port Edward, but the ability to travel to other fish landing ports is desirable.

*Fisheries Act and Fisheries (General) Regulations state that a person who owns, operates, manages, or is an employee of an enterprise that catches, cultures, processes or transports fish cannot be certified as a Fisheries Observer.

TO APPLY:  Email a pdf of your resume to: hr@archipelago.ca

Application Deadline: Open until suitable candidates are found

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

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Are you passionate about sustainable seafood? Want to help look after our ocean resources? Think rain-soaked high-vis fashion is the next big trend? Archipelago is seeking an organized and motivated individual to work with the local port supervisor to assist with the delivery of its monitoring programs in the Prince Rupert region. Hours of work can be irregular with weekend and evening work required.  Compensation will be commensurate with experience.

 

Duties

  • Perform certified dockside monitoring and electronic monitoring field services work in Prince Rupert and the surrounding region.
  • Help to schedule and deploy staff for dockside and electronic monitoring work in Prince Rupert and the surrounding region.
  • Assist with recruitment, hiring and training of dockside and electronic monitoring staff.
  • Provide regional administrative assistance to Archipelago’s fishery monitoring programs. Provide technical support by performing data entry and data verification.
  • Regularly meet with the port supervisors and staff to exchange information and to discuss issues affecting port operations.
  • Serve as a point of contact concerning the activities of the office.
  • Act as back-up port supervisor during vacation and weekend coverages.

Required Skills

  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly self-motivated with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including irregular hours.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work well with others.
  • Previous experience scheduling and supervising staff.
  • The job is physically demanding and candidates should be capable of lifting baskets of fish (50+ pounds) and climb ladders up to 25 feet to board fishing vessels.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize own workload in an effective manner, while working within broad guidelines.
  • A demonstrated ability to work under own initiative without direction.
  • Electronic monitoring work requires mechanical aptitude, experience with hand tools and basic understanding of electrical circuits.
  • Ability to work independently, follow procedures, and meet strict deadlines.
  • Must be computer savvy and be comfortable navigating through various applications simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of the fishing industry and ability to identify commercially important marine species an asset.
  • Post Secondary education in a related field and/or sufficient relevant work experience.
  • Must have a valid BC Driver Licence (or equivalent to) with a reliable vehicle.

Terms of Employment

  • The position is salary, with a rate of $38,000/yr.
  • Position is subject to an overtime averaging agreement, approved by Labour Canada.
  • Must obtain Fisheries Observer Certification through Fisheries and Oceans, Canada*. This required certification training is provided to successful candidates in our 2-week training course.
  • The successful candidate will need to provide a criminal record check to be certified as a Fisheries Observer as required by Fisheries and Oceans, Canada.
  • Ability to travel within Canada and the US.

TO APPLY:  Email a pdf of your resume to: hr@archipelago.ca 

Application Deadline: Open until suitable candidate is found

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

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