Assistant Archaeologist

University College London

United Kingdom

UCL Department / Division
Institute of Archaeology
Specific unit / Sub department
Archaeology South-East
Location of position
East Sussex
Full Time
£19,202 - £20,836 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities

Operating out of offices in East Sussex, Essex and London Archaeology South-East (the Field Unit of the Institute of Archaeology, UCL) requires short-contract staff to work on excavations in southern England.

Work opportunities can arise at very short notice, and we currently have in place a number of tenders, which if successful mean that we will require Assistant Archaeologists at short notice. Therefore, we are looking for expressions of interest from suitably experienced/qualified Assistant Archaeologists whom we can contact as and when circumstances require.

Successful applicants will be required to excavate and record archaeological features and deposits and/or to undertake finds-processing duties.

These contracts are available on a fixed term basis for approximately 3 months with the possibility of extension.

Key Requirements

Applicants should be competent at general excavation and recording techniques, with a sound understanding of the principles of archaeological stratification, and have a careful and methodical approach to work. Ideally the applicant will have a degree in archaeology (or closely related topic). Membership of Institute for Archaeologists (IFA) at Practitioner (PIFA) or Affiliate level is desirable. A working knowledge of at least some period(s) of British archaeology is essential as is proven experience of archaeological fieldwork. Ideally this builds on previous professional employment in UK (or equivalent) contract archaeology.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Jayne Brooks, Archaeology South-East, Units 1&2, 2 Chapel Place, Portslade, East Sussex, BN41 1DR. Email

Applications must include both an email address and telephone number that will allow us to make contact at short notice. If you have already contacted us seeking work within the past three months there is no need to re-apply, and we will actively consider your application as project work arises.

N.B. Field projects may require periods away from home, for which accommodation will normally be provided.

There is no closing date for this vacancy.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
Closing Date
31 Dec 2020
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.
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