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UCL Institute of Archaeology Field Course 2019: posts available

9 April 2019

Two posts are available to support the UCL Institute of Archaeology Summer Field Course 2019. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 23 April.

UCL Institute of Archaeology student fieldcourse

Advertised posts

Assistant Director, UCL Institute of Archaeology Field Course

The assistant director’s position is for a period of ten weeks from 6 May-12 July 2019.  The position involves eight weeks in the field and two weeks off-site working on the site records and archive.  Accommodation in the field is in tents and necessitates the ability to camp for the full eight week period.  The position requires a person who has proven experience of running excavation and post-excavation teams of up to forty persons, under field conditions.  The appointee shall also demonstrate experience in running multi-period excavations (in this instance Bronze Age to Tudor), be familiar with all aspects of the single context recording system, be able to operate a GNSS Rover, a Leica Flex-Line TS, and pilot a drone.  As well as running the excavation and directing the supervisory team and student groups, the appointee must be able to teach student groups, when required, and be thoroughly familiar with all aspects of topographic survey. 

The appointee must also be thoroughly familiar with all the health and Safety requirements involved in a project of this type and also be well-versed in the UCL Institute of Archaeology Code of Conduct in Fieldwork.  The appointee shall be expected to hold a full and current UK driving licence, and possession of a CSCS card would be seen as an advantage in appointment to the post.  There are no fixed hours for this post but it is expected to average around 36.5 hours per week.  The appointee shall work with and report to Mark Roberts, the UCL Institute of Archaeology Tutor for Fieldwork and Director of the Field Course.

Salary: Currently £13.02 per hour on Grade 5, Spine point 20 (excluding London Allowance).

Cook, UCL Institute of Archaeology Field Course

The field course requires to employ a cook to cater for the students and excavation staff and specialists, over an eight week period from 6 May - 28 June 2019.  The position necessitates the ability to prepare and cook food for up to forty people at a sitting, using the limited facilities of the West Dean scout hut, and also to assist with the provisioning and general maintenance of camp.  The appointee must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of catering for numbers under testing circumstances and be available for the full period of the course.  They should be able to cater for vegetarian, vegan, and special requirement diets (e.g. gluten free).  The appointee has to hold a full and current UK driving licence.  The position has no set hours but the position requires around 36.5 hours of work per week.  The cook reports to Mark Roberts, the UCL Institute of Archaeology Tutor for Fieldwork and Director of the Field Course.

Salary: Currently £13.02 per hour on Grade 5 Spine point 20 (excluding London Allowance)

Applications should be sent to Louisa Goldsmith (HR Administrator) at l.goldsmith@ucl.ac.uk by 5pm on Tuesday 23 April.