Technician - Post Excavation/Conservation
Two year post based in Edinburgh
Salary £18,600 - £21,700 depending on experience
BAJR Grade G2, G3/G4
AOC Archaeology is one of the leading heritage companies in the UK. We have one of Britain’s largest and most experienced team of in house artefact, ecofact and conservation specialists and we are currently recruiting for a technician to assist with delivery of our post excavation and conservation programmes.
The technician will be based in our Edinburgh Office and will work with the AOC Post excavation and Conservation teams and the archaeological Project Managers across our network of UK Offices. The post will also involve close liaison with our external clients, and working at various locations across Scotland. This will be a two year fixed term post.
Are you passionate about our heritage? Have you undertaken sample and finds processing? Are you experienced with handling artefacts and ecofacts, and working with fragile items? Are you methodical and well organised? Are you willing to travel? Are you a confident computer user? Do you have a positive and enthusiastic approach and enjoy being an active team member?
The successful candidate will have a willingness to take on varied duties in line with our post excavation and conservation programmes. Duties will include sample and finds processing, records management, collections audits, liaison with in house and external conservators and artefact specialists, transport of objects between locations, assisting with archiving and finds disposal and providing general support to the conservation and post excavation teams. You will be based in Edinburgh but you will be required to travel to locations across Scotland and to our other UK offices, and to stay away overnight.
Applicants should have a track record of working with samples and objects and an interest in post excavation and conservation. A full driving licence is essential and a licence for large vehicles would be beneficial. Previous experience of photography, along with archiving skills would be advantageous.
Applications are by CV and covering letter. Please send all applications to Ciara.Clarke@aocarchaeology.com quoting reference EDPXCT0517.
Closing date for applications is 11th June 2018 with interviews taking place shortly after.