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  York Archaeology in York
   £25,329 - £31,182 p.a. (dependent on experience),
  Apply before: 25/09/2022
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
  0115 896 7410
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The York Archaeological Trust provides a unique employment opportunity, combining world famous heritage attractions, with excavation, survey, consultancy, expert conservation services, research and an unmatched commitment to dissemination and public engagement.
We are pleased to offer this exciting chance for an appropriately experienced individual to take a lead role in delivering the post-excavation programme in our York office. Celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2022, we are committed to building on the vision that led from the Coppergate excavation to the Jorvik Viking Centre, DIG, and the annual Viking Festival (, with a resurgent pioneer spirit of innovation to deliver public benefits from archaeology and cultural heritage.
We are seeking a highly motivated, conscientious and experienced staff member with experience of core post-excavation tasks and processes. You will have the opportunity to work alongside a number of skilled archaeology and heritage professionals, who specialise in a wide range of archaeological post-excavation sub-disciplines including artefacts, ecofacts, environmental analysis, conservation, analysis and reporting. Applicants with a knowledge of or an interest in ceramics are encouraged, and further mentoring in this area can be provided.
There will also be potential opportunities to contribute more widely to the delivery of public benefit and positive social impacts through archaeology/heritage. This extends to exciting opportunities to contribute to new initiatives in public engagement, education, research and publication, via conventional and digital platforms, building on the achievements of our world-famous Jorvik Viking Centre.
If you feel you have relevant experience and skills, or untapped potential, and are ready for change and a role in a unique organisation, we would welcome your application.
What we offer:
A friendly working environment, and an opportunity to help deliver the vision and become part of a pioneering organisation, committed to pushing the boundaries of what archaeology and cultural heritage can offer in the UK and beyond.
The Trust provides its employees with a varied range of benefits and rewards:
  • Company pension scheme where the Trust and employee each pay 3.5% of total earnings
  • 31 days paid annual leave (23 days + 8 Bank Holidays), rising to 36 including Bank Holidays after 5 years employment
  • Option to buy back up to 15 additional holidays each year
  • Commuting season ticket loans
  • Loans to purchase bikes to cycle to work
  • Death in Service benefit of twice annual salary for permanent staff
  • Dependant’s leave
  • Compassionate leave
  • Public Duties leave
  • Enhanced maternity pay after 2 years employment.
  • Generous sick pay for all staff on permanent or fixed-term contracts
  • 50% Professional membership reimbursement (e.g. CIfA)
  • Free eye tests for computer users and £50 reimbursement for the cost of prescribed glasses
  • Professional independent Occupational Health support for appropriate referrals
  • Access to a free independent and confidential counselling service
  • Free admission for staff plus family and friends to our five York Visitor Attractions including our JORVIK Viking Centre
  • 25% discount on merchandise at our Attractions
  • Discounts to Trust Events at applicable events
  • Travel and subsistence arrangements for staff working away
  • Uniform or Personal Protective Equipment for relevant roles
Further details on the Trusts Recruitment, Rewards and Benefits can be found at -

A full job description and person specification are available at –
Application:  Please send a CV and Covering Letter to Kate Smart (Senior Post-Excavation Manager)   (  
                       For an informal discussion please contact Kate on 0115 896 7410


Please quote BAJR in your application.

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