Archaeology is a rewarding career. We have produced a factsheets on becoming a professional archaeologist, highlighting some of the essential things you need to consider if you want a career in archaeology.

Other sources of archaeology career and jobs information

The Council for British Archaeology(CBA) maintains a directory of UK archaeological employers and links to the Training Online Resource Centre for Archaeology, and also facilitates the Young Archaeologists Club The Education section of the CBA website also has a great deal of useful information about training and working in archaeology.

Creative and Cultural Skills is the National Skills Academy for the creative and cultural sector and provides tools, knowledge and networks about careers in the historic environment.

The Jobs Information Service and Training (JIST) is a weekly jobs bulletin which carries advertisements placed by employers and all archaeological, heritage, research and training opportunities appearing in the national press and specialist journals during that week. It is the most comprehensive source of information about work in archaeology and related disciplines, and is primarily intended for the archaeological profession. It is available by email to CIfA members free of charge. The British Archaeological Jobs and Resources (BAJR) website also advertises archaeological job opportunities.

Further information

Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
Miller Building, University of Reading
Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AB

0118 378 6446
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