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Archaeologist – Post-excavation x2

Institute of Archaeology

UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 13th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £22,254 - £25,627 per annum
  • REF: 1881768
  • Closes: 08th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To organise the deposition of finds and/or environmental samples and associated paperwork/digital archive including liaising with site staff and specialist staff.
  • To oversee and undertake the processing of a range of archaeological finds and/or environmental samples and prepare them for specialist recording
  • To undertake the sorting, quantification and recording of a range of archaeological finds and/or environmental samples (including residue and flor sorting, sub-samplying)
  • To create a clean, ordered, stable archive of finds and/or environmental material including a digital record.
  • To liaise with Post-Excavation Project Managers to organise processing work programmes and provide updates and feedback
  • To supervise and provide instruction for post-excavation processors, students, volunteers and others, as necessary.
  • To liaise with the Archive Officer and Environmental and Finds specialists based in the Essex and Sussex offices in regard to work programme, standards and procedures.
  • To carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as required by CAA/ASE management.
  • To implement all relevant UCL policies, including Equal Opportunities and Race Equality policies.
  • To be aware of and observe all relevant Fire and Health & Safety Regulations (including those set out in the CAA/ASE Health & Safety Policy) and to follow safe-working requirements set out in Risk Assessment and other project-specific documents.

Key Requirements

The post-holder should have specialist knowledge and competence in working with archaeological finds, environmental samples and archives. Knowledge of the handling and treatment methods of different finds and environmental materials and current professional standards is essential. As is a working knowledge of periods and topics relevant to fieldwork in British archaeology. Specialist post-excavation recording and reporting of archaeological artefacts or environmental material would be advantageous.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply, please click on the “Apply Now” button below.

For further information regarding this post please contact Samantha Clacher, HR Administrator at Archaeology South-East, on 01273 426830 or by email to ase-hr@ucl.ac.uk.

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date

8 Feb 2022

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