Jobs and Internships

York Archaeology operates from three offices across the UK: York, Sheffield and also Nottingham. We offer a wide variety of roles at all of our sites. Learn more about the available jobs and internships below.

York Archaeology is dedicated to promoting equality, integrity, mutual respect, creativity, innovation, as well as entrepreneurship in the workplace. We take great pride in our work and are also committed to providing high-quality archaeological research that can contribute to a better understanding of our collective history.

Jobs and Secondment Vacancies

We unfortunately currently have no roles available. 

Geoarchaeology and Conservation Project Manager

Salary: £37,227 to £41,935 p.a. (dependent on experience)

Location: Nottingham/ York

Hours: Standard 37 hour week

Holidays: 23 days plus bank holidays

York Archaeology (YA) is a distinctive archaeology and heritage practice, and charitable trust, that combines world famous heritage attractions, with excavation, survey, consultancy, expert conservation services, research and an unmatched commitment to dissemination, engagement and public benefit.

We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for an imaginative and dynamic individual as part of our expansion of the Geoarchaeology and Conservation departments. We are building on the vision that began with the pioneering excavation of waterlogged deposits at Coppergate, York and the establishment of a world-leading conservation lab. To help in our mission, we require someone with the character and skills to deliver commercial contracts cost-effectively and to the satisfaction of clients. Just as importantly we are looking for someone with the ambition, enthusiasm and drive, to use this platform of discovery to help build the connections and to secure positive social impacts using science and heritage. This extends to exciting opportunities to contribute to new initiatives in public engagement, education, research and publication, via conventional and novel approaches.

This role would be based across our York and Nottingham offices although we work across the country to deliver specialist geoarchaeological and conservation services. We are committed to increased flexibility, both in cross-office working and a hybrid home/office approach.

If you feel you have demonstrable relevant experience and skills, or indeed untapped potential and are ready for a change, get in touch and explore the possibilities.


We are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated Project Manager to join our team, which sits within the wider framework of the York Archaeology, Archaeology & Heritage team. You will have the opportunity to work alongside highly skilled archaeology and heritage professionals, who specialise in a wide range of archaeological sub-disciplines including archaeological conservation, wetland archaeology, geomatics and Lidar, archaeobotany, aerial photography and spatial analysis.

Under the guidance of our Heads of Conservation and Geoarchaeology, you will be expected to provide expert advice to both external clients and internally to managers, senior management team and project teams, from early project stage enquiry through to delivery. The role requires the co-ordination of teams to carry out geoarchaeological fieldwork and lab-based conservation. In addition, the role will also co-ordinate external specialists and manage the delivery of projects across both disciplines. As such we require a candidate with experience of producing these reports, and demonstrable writing skills to a professional standard. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a background in project management and post-excavation delivery. Key to the role will be supported liaison with clients, local authority planning personnel, museum staff, statutory bodies and other stakeholders, so excellent interpersonal skills are of paramount importance.

Further details on the Trust’s recruitment, rewards and benefits can be found below. 

Closing Date: Closing date for applications is 5th July 2024.

Application: Applications and enquiries can be made to Kristina Krawiec – [email protected] or Ian Panter – [email protected]

Developing our People

York Archaeology supports the growth and development of all teams and individuals within our organization. Our comprehensive Strategy is regularly communicated and also reviewed with staff. It reflects our vision to create a fulfilling and satisfying work environment by offering valuable job opportunities and volunteering experiences.

An integral part of our Strategy is to foster skilled, trained, and motivated staff and volunteers. This entails continuously improving how we communicate, performance reviews, develop training plans, as well as assessing how we reward and acknowledge our people.

By committing ourselves to a Performance Appraisal process, we can identify necessary training requirements as well as future goals to ensure our people have the right training and clear personal objectives to succeed.

Continuous Professional Development is highly encouraged for all roles. In our Attractions & Events Division, we offer new employees a series of key training courses, including Customer Care, Disability Awareness, Health & Safety, local tourism industry knowledge, and also on-the-job training. This ensures our visitors receive a memorable experience at our attractions and events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Either email the person detailed in the advert to whom completed application forms should be sent or contact HR directly at [email protected].

We will check the references once a job offer has been made and accepted.

If you are successful, you will need to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the UK. For other roles, you may need to provide additional documentation such as proof of relevant qualifications. However, these requirements will be clearly communicated to you.

Following the closing date, invitations will be extended to shortlisted candidates through multiple mediums, such as email, postal mail, or phone call.

York Archaeology offers various volunteering opportunities. For full details visit our Volunteering section.

Rewards and Benefits

York Archaeology provides its employees with a varied range of benefits and rewards:

  • Company pension scheme where the Trust and employee each pay 4.25% of total earnings
  • 30 days paid annual leave (23 days + 7 Bank Holidays), rising to 36 including Bank Holidays after five years’ employment
  • Option to buy back up to 15 additional holidays each year
  • Commuting season ticket loans
  • Loans to purchase bikes to cycle to work
  • Death in Service benefit of twice annual salary for permanent staff
  • Dependant’s leave
  • Compassionate leave
  • Public Duties leave
  • Enhanced maternity pay after two years’ employment
  • Generous sick pay for all staff on permanent or fixed-term contracts
  • 100% Professional membership reimbursement (e.g. CIfA)
  • Free eye tests for computer users and £50 reimbursement for the cost of prescribed glasses
  • Professional independent Occupational Health support for appropriate referrals
  • Access to a free independent and confidential counselling service
  • Free admission for staff plus family and friends to our four York visitor attractions including our JORVIK Viking Centre
  • 25% discount on merchandise at our attractions
  • Discounts to Trust Events at applicable events
  • Travel and generous subsistence arrangements for staff working away
  • Uniform or Personal Protective Equipment for relevant roles

Contact Us

If you want to inquire about a job opening, kindly get in touch with the HR Manager through the options provided below. Additionally, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions section as it may already address some of your initial concerns.

+44(0)1904 663007

Monday to Friday, 09:00 – 17:00