Salisbury, Sheffield, Maidstone, Bristol
Salary commensurate with skills and experience
(£20,650 - £29,433)
Wessex Archaeology is seeking to recruit an experienced later prehistoric and Roman pottery specialist to join our established finds team within our industry-leading Research Services department. The position will initially be based in Salisbury, but an option to transfer to one of our regional offices may be available following a period of system and process familiarisation. The successful applicant will be responsible for carrying out the assessment, analysis, interpretation and reporting of assemblages from across our regional offices. Whilst the successful applicant will be required to work collegiately as part of the established team, the ability to work independently will also be essential. The enthusiasm to assist in the development of junior team members, to share knowledge and to provide advice to members of the fieldwork teams as appropriate will also be needed.
Ideally educated to post-graduate level, you will have expertise in the analysis of later prehistoric and Roman pottery of southern England, but experience of assemblages from other areas of Britain and/or chronological periods would be advantageous. You will have proven experience of working within commercial archaeology, in the assessment and analysis of ceramic assemblages, and preferably of other material types as well.
You will have demonstrable reporting skills to publication standard. With a good understanding of British Archaeology, you will be aware of current standards and guidance (such as those of Historic England and the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists), concerning fieldwork and the collection, recording, publication and retention of finds.
Membership of period or other special-interest groups (such as the Prehistoric Pottery Research Group, The Study Group for Roman Pottery or The Roman Finds Group), as well as the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (preferably at MCIfA level) or another appropriate professional body is highly desirable. A full UK Driving Licence is desirable.
Applicants are invited to submit a completed application form with a copy of their CV; these should be returned by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be received by close of business on Friday 10th February 2017. Interviews are planned for late February 2017.
For more information about the post please contact Rachael Seager Smith, Finds Manager (email@example.com ).