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Senior Archaeologist

  Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust in Portsmouth
  Apply before: 16/08/2018
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
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Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust
Senior Archaeologist
Salary: £30k per annum. Flexible working may be subject to negotiation.

To work with a growing and ambitious maritime archaeological charity in all aspects of a demanding job. To develop funding opportunities and projects. To be able to manage and develop these and the daily administration.
The post-holder will be directly responsible to the CEO of the Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust (MAST) and its Board of Trustees.
This post will be for an initial period of one year with the possibility of extension.
There is an expectation that the post-holder will develop into the following roles.
1.    To support the CEO in developing partnerships with a range of organisations, industries, individuals and grant-making trusts.
2.    To assist the MAST CEO in imaginatively identifying funding sources for developing the charity as a whole and projects in particular
3.    To support the CEO in developing and maintain relations with local and national authorities, and where applicable, international authorities to maximise funding potential.
4.    Manage social media marketing as a key route to market to promote MAST
5.    To contribute intellectually to the research of MAST conducting original research on projects and publishing the results in appropriate journals and communicating the results to the wider community by way of talks and lectures

Degree in archaeology or a related field
Politically astute, driven, motivated and ambitious
Social media and marketing skills
People management and communication skills
Proficient in IT skills such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint, GIS
Administrative and organisational skills
Public speaking skills
Writing to publication standard
Book-keeping skills
Personal qualities, including innovation, drive, energy, flexibility etc
Current driving licence
Post graduate degree in maritime archaeology
Experience in fundraising
Experience of working on a Heritage Lottery Funded project
Ability to manage a small business and be commercially aware
Collection and artefact management
Experience in/with museums in heritage sector
Experience of working with volunteers
HSE qualified diver (Professional SCUBA or equivalent)
HSE qualified diver (Surface Supplied)
RYA Level 2 or higher boat-handling skills (commercially endorsed)
Public body/affiliations eg. membership of Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA). Membership will be required within 6 months of starting.
 The post-holder will be expected to travel and the duties of the post may require attendance by the post-holder outside normal working hours from time to time. The post-holder will be expected to work from home.

 To apply:
Please write to MAST’s CEO at and include a CV and covering letter.

Closing date for applications: 17 August. Those called to interview will be advised on September 4. The interview will be held at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.




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