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Archaeological Illustrator (full time)

  Cambridge Archaeological Unit in Cambridge
   £21,195.21 – 23,745.01 per annum
  Apply before: 22/02/2019
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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Cambridge Archaeological Unit
Archaeological Illustrator (full time)
Due to an extensive post excavation programme, the Cambridge Archaeological Unit (CAU) is looking to employ a full time experienced Archaeological Illustrator to assist with the production of graphics for client reports, publications and other outputs.
The CAU is based in the University town of Cambridge and conducts archaeological projects throughout eastern England. Unit staff are also involved in several international research programmes.
The candidate will have extensive experience of archaeological graphic production using the Adobe suite and/or Corel Draw. A proven track record of high quality illustration production must be demonstrated through the presentation of a portfolio of work (paper or digital).
Additional experience of Indesign, Autocad and/or finds illustrations would also be advantageous.
It is also expected that the candidate would have a broad understanding of British Archaeology and its practice, and preferably, experience of working within a commercial archaeological environment. The ability to work closely within an established team and meet work deadlines is essential. The candidate will have good communication skills and the ability to offer graphics advice and support to members of staff and liaise with external partners.
The role will be office based, however when required, the candidate may make occasional site visits. A CSCS card would therefore be advantageous as would membership of CIfA.
The initial contract will be a probationary 6-month contract.
Salary range based on experience will be £21,195.21 – 23,745.01 per annum
Employment benefits include:

  • Competitive salary range
  • Proficiency based pay progression
  • 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • USS pension scheme (18% employer contribution)
  • Sickness absence pay
  • Job specific Health & Safety training provided
Other benefits include:
  • Yearly Staff Review & Development
  • Job specific / CPD training opportunities
  • Assistance with Conference fees or relevant Training courses (applications considered on a case by case basis)
  • University assistance with finding local accommodation
  • University of Cambridge staff benefits (
  • Access to University libraries, research events and seminars including admission to Cambridge Antiquarian Society seminars
  • Opportunities to work on Community projects and participate in Outreach events


Application process:
Completed applications must consist of the CHRIS 5 application form (Parts 1 & 3 only) (DOWNLOAD HERE) along with a CV and covering letter. Please also submit a couple of examples of your work in digital format.  n

Documents to be emailed to . The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on 22nd February 2019. No postal applications.
If you have any questions regarding this post please contact Andrew Hall ( General enquiries may be directed to Samantha Smith (
Interviews are expected to be held during the week of 4th March 2019.

Screening Check Requirements
We have a legal responsibility to ensure that you have the right to work in the UK before you can start working for us. If you do not have the right to work in the UK already, any offer of employment we make to you will be conditional upon you gaining it. If you need further information, you may find the Right to Work page within the ‘Applying for a job’ section of the University’s Job Opportunities pages helpful (please see
Equality & diversity The University has a vibrant and varied community. We support and encourage under-represented groups and we value diversity. We welcome applications from individuals with disabilities. Our recruitment and selection procedures follow best practice. We have an Equal Opportunities Policy, along with a range of diversity networks for women, black and minority ethnic and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. More details are available here:
Information if you have a Disability
The University welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities and we are committed to ensuring fair treatment throughout the recruitment process. We will make adjustments to enable applicants to compete to the best of their ability wherever it is reasonable to do so, and, if successful, to assist them during their employment. Information for disabled applicants is available at .
We encourage you to declare any disability that you may have, and any reasonable adjustments that you may require, in the section provided for this purpose in the application form. This will enable us to accommodate your needs throughout the process as required. However, applicants and employees may declare a disability at any time.
If you prefer to discuss any special arrangements connected with a disability, please contact Samantha Smith, by email on . Alternatively, you may contact the HR Business Manager responsible for the department you are applying to via .




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