Office-Based Report-Writing Archaeologist

AMS Archaeological Management Solutions
Fahy's Road KILRUSH
Kilrush, CO.CLARE V15 C780

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Full-Time Permanent
Some Travel Required

Job Description


Role Overview:

Based in our Head Office in Kilrush, Co. Clare, you will work with the AMS Excavation and Post Excavation teams and archaeological project managers across our network of offices.
This is an excellent opportunity to further your career in archaeological services. This role will entail working closely with and supporting our site directors and project managers in the delivery of reports, archiving and our post-excavation programme. A willingness to take on varied duties is required.

This position available from 1 January 2024

Job Requirements
Tasks Required:

assisting site directors complete monitoring, testing and excavation reports
assisting site directors in the production of licence and method statements
carrying out on-line and physical archival research for reports and/or method statements
assisting the post-excavation department in the preparation of paper and artefact archives for deposition

A positive and enthusiastic professional interested in an exciting career opportunity with a forward-thinking company
The ability to work effectively as part of a team as well as on your own
A graduate in archaeology or a related discipline
Excellent writing skills
Excellent IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
Good inter-personal skills, with the ability to communicate appropriately at all levels
Demonstrable experience of writing archaeological reports, method statements and/or licence applications
Demonstrable experience of producing maps with GIS
Experience of working with SMR datasets
Post-excavation skills including finds handling and labelling and eco- and artefact processing
Familiarity/experience with NMI standards and procedures for archiving preparation and deposition for both paper archives and finds/samples archives
Experience with desk-based research including the researching of archived materials and primary resources
Experience with compiling specialist reports for analysis and discussion within post-excavation reports
A full, clean Irish driving licence is desirable
IAI and/or CIfA membership is desirable

Competitive salary, under constant review and always current with IAI/CIfA recommendations
AMS is an Equal Opportunities employer
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
20 days annual leave plus Public Holidays
Company pension scheme after the probation period is completed
Training budget and time allowance to attend conferences
Paid IAI and/or CIfA membership
Minimum annual remuneration: €34,320 pa

Hours of work: 37.5hrs per week


Applications via CV and cover letter should be sent to If you would like any further information on this post, please contact for an informal discussion. Your enquiry will be treated in confidence.

The application deadline 8 September 2023.

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AMS Archaeological Management Solutions
AMS Archeological Management Solutions
Fahy's Road KILRUSH
Kilrush CO.CLARE V15 C780
AMS Archaeological Management Solutions  AMS Archeological Management Solutions