Job Vacancies: Archaeology South-East

26 June 2014

Archaeology South-East

Archaeology South-East is advertising for 7 Senior Archaeologists (Ref.: 1421791) and 3 Archaeologists (Ref.:1421785). The deadline for applications is 11 July 2014.

Senior Archaeologists x 7

Ref: 1421791 (permanent posts)

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

The main purpose of the post is to undertake and supervise programmes of archaeological research, or to provide specialist services in support of such research.

Applicants should have a good working knowledge of British archaeology of all periods and a comprehensive knowledge of field practice. Candidates will need to co-ordinate and supervise field operations and/or specialist research to satisfy a project brief / specification in an efficient and cost-effective manner, and prepare logical, coherent and comprehensive reports on the basis of their analysis of complex field data.

Archaeologists x 3

Ref: 1421785 (permanent posts)

Archaeology South-East (the Field Unit of the Institute of Archaeology, UCL) requires staff to work on excavations in southern England. There are currently three positions available, one based at each of the ASE office locations (East Sussex, Essex, London).

Successful applicants will be required to record, sample and describe archaeological finds and features, both in the field and off site and assist in the preparation of project reports. Applicants may also be required to take responsibility for small projects, possibly involving the supervision of small numbers of staff.

Applicants should be competent at general excavation and recording techniques, with a detailed understanding of the principles of archaeological stratification. 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 contract archaeology.

Ongoing vacancies (temporary contracts)

Archaeology South-East is midway through a period of planned expansion. In the last two years investment in developing a range of new services (prehistoric and Roman ceramics, lithics, palaeobotanical analysis, geomatics, geophysics, quaternary studies, site interpretation, landscape characterisation, environmental impact assessment, etc.) has been undertaken. ASE is continually looking for experienced fieldwork staff and welcomes applications for the posts of Assistant Archaeologist, Archaeologist, and Senior Archaeologist level at all times.