Site Supervisor – Eight-week contract

By February 10, 2020 Uncategorized

The IHS is pleased to announce it is opening a new research project in Ferns, Co. Wexford, commencing in June 2020. The excavation will be directed by Dr Linda Lynch and involves both a research excavation, field-school and other related research activities. To aid in the completion of this excavation we are advertising for a Site Supervisor to start on Monday 8th June 2020. The post be based in Ferns for a total of eight weeks. The duties of the roles will include supervision of a dig crew, archaeological recording, assisting the Site Director, dealing with the public, archaeological logistics etc.

Successful candidates will be expected to work Monday – Friday for the 8-week period from 8.30am – 4.45pm. The rate of pay will be €750 per week. Accommodation will be provided if required.

Mandatory Qualifications

  • A degree (or higher) in archaeology or cognate
  • At least 3 years’ experience working as a site supervisor
  • Post-excavation experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A proven ability to work well in a team
  • A proven ability to communicate archaeology, including to the general public
  • Demonstrable experience in archaeological recording, photography, planning etc.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Full/clean driving licence
  • Safe pass and manual handling cert
  • Experience in survey and use of a total station
  • Experience of working in a field school environment
  • Experience of teaching site skills
  • Experience in bioarchaeology

To Apply

For general queries and/or to apply for this post please email Dr Denis Shine ( To apply please send your CV and an accompanying cover letter (not more than 1 A4 page). The application closing date is Friday 13th March 2020.