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Field Archaeologists

  Cornwall Archaeology Unit in Cornwall
  Apply before: 15/04/2021
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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Field Archaeologists
Location: Cornwall
Hourly Rate: £10.90 - £11.80 (based on 37.5 hours per week) 

The Opportunity:
You will be providing effective support to our client – Cornwall Archaeological Unit (CAU) during the mitigation works for a major road scheme in central Cornwall.
We are looking for people with previous experience of executing archaeological fieldwork, able to keep up to date site records including context sheets, photographic and finds record sheets. You will be working under the direction of the CAU Site Supervisor.
The project is expected start in March 2021. The excavations are expected to last up to 6 months, with a potential for further post-excavation work on the project, and on other projects, subject to potential projects commencing.
Key Requirements:

  • HND, foundation degree or degree in archaeology or a related subject or equivalent experience.
  • Membership of a professional body for the historic environment, such as: the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists at PCIFA grade or higher, or working towards this.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • be fluent in spoken and written English.
  • CSCS card.
  • The normal duties of the role will involve travel throughout Cornwall and it is a condition of employment that you can exercise satisfactory travel mobility in order to fulfil the obligations of the role.
  • Knowledge of archaeological recording systems, context sheets, cameras, GPS, etc is desirable.
  • Ensure that fieldwork is carried out to CIfA standards and supports the CAU as a CIfA Registered Organisation.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience: 
  • Knowledge of the historic environment, working towards a broad understanding across the field and knowledge in one or more of the following areas: development-led work, excavation, finds, recording or surveying techniques.
  • Competent in the practice of professional requirements, standards, methods and techniques relating to the historic environment, for example: field recording.
  • Knowledge of current prevailing national and international principles and philosophies of conservation and archaeology.
  • Experience of Health and Safety requirements in a project environment.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who hold SSSTS and / or SMSTS qualifications.

All sites are operating in accordance with Covid 19 Public Health guidelines.

Accommodation may be provided on this project for those not currently resident for the duration of this project only.

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