Jobs Information Service & Training (JIST)

The weekly Jobs Information Service & Training (JIST) bulletin is the most comprehensive source of information about work and training opportunities in archaeology and related disciplines. We collate a list of all the relevant archaeological jobs as well as academic opportunities and details of CPD training courses, including our CIfA Approved training courses.

The bulletin is available to all CIfA members for free and non-members or Institutions for a fee (see below).


Advertisements (up to a maximum A4 page) can be placed in JIST and online for a fee:

  • £150 for a standard advert (maximum A4 page)
  • £75 for a single paragraph (maximum of 60 words)

  • CIfA Registered Organisations can advertise for free (up to a maximum A4 page)

  • FAME members can receive a reduced rate of £75 per advert (up to a maximum A4 page)

Adverts will appear in the circulated JIST bulletin once and remain online until the closing date has passed.
CIfA does not control advertisements that appear in the bulletin. However, if advertisements appear to raise issues of employment practice, CIfA will contact the advertising organisation and robustly address these issues. This includes meeting the UK National Minimum Wage.

Advertisers are asked to provide the information requested in the following guidance

Please email final copy as a Word document (.doc) and a logo (.jpg) to Michael Sharp at admin [at] by 5pm on a Wednesday for your advert to go into the next Monday's bulletin. If you have not received a reply within 48 hours, please get in touch to check we have received your advert.

Please note firm quotes can only be provided on receipt of full advert text and there may be an extra charge for any revisions. It is the advertiser's responsibility to provide all relevant details in their advert, including web links, salary and a closing date.

Advertising a pre-PCIfA training role

Please refer to the CIfA policies document on the use of training posts, Section 2.4 pp11-12.
Further guidance and links to example training plans can be found here.

Advertising an invitation to tender

We expect organisations submitting tender invitations to have satisfied themselves that the work can be delivered in accordance with the Code of conduct and relevant CIfA Standards when calculating the value of the tender. We don’t routinely monitor individual invitations to tender but we will respond and request further information if issues are raised by our members in relation to the adverts placed.

Subscribe - Institutions and non-members

  • Institutions can receive the regular JIST bulletin for an annual fee of £175 which includes four free advertisements, please email admin [at]
  • JIST is also available to non-members for an annual fee of £70, please select and pay below.

JIST subscription duration

Alternatively non-members may wish to consider joining CIfA as the subscription fee for some levels is cheaper than the cost of subscribing to JIST. Not only would you receive the JIST for free, but you would also have access to all CIfA bulletins and publications at no extra cost, plus many other benefits.

An alternative job service, providing on-line details of jobs placed by paying advertisers, is provided by the British Archaeological Jobs Resource. CIfA's JIST and BAJR are not competitors, but offer different and complementary services for those seeking archaeological staff or employment.