We are currently recruiting for a Senior Community Archaeologist – Schools and Young People as part of our new National Lottery Heritage Fund River Recoveries project. We’re seeking someone to work with a diverse range of young people from across London on schools workshops, public events, and digital outputs, that tell exciting stories using the archaeology and history of the River Thames.

The Role


£25,625-£28,751 pa – dependent upon experience
Fixed term contract until June 2023, Full time – 37.5 hours per week

You’ll work alongside our experienced Thames Discovery Programme team and committed volunteers as an integral part of one of London’s longest running community archaeology projects. You’ll be working within MOLA’s Research & Engagement team where we deliver our world-leading archaeological research and explore the ways that archaeology can change people’s lives.

Day-to-day you’ll be running co-production work with groups of young people across our four London key sites at Deptford, Limehouse/Wapping, Bankside, and Fulham/Putney. You’ll need experience developing engaging and simple to use resources for schools, and delivering educational workshops, across a range of ages and abilities. You’ll also need to be comfortable working in some pretty unusual settings – the Thames Foreshore at low tide is London’s largest archaeological site and (once fully trained) you’ll be leading events and fieldwork investigations working with volunteers, schools, and youth groups.

River Recoveries is generously funded by National Lottery players through the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with additional support from Historic England, The Port of London Authority, and the Corporation of London Archaeological Trust.

For any queries or to arrange an informal chat about the role contact Helen Johnston (hjohnston@mola.org.uk). Successful candidates will need to undertake a full DBS check and Safeguarding training.

How to Apply


You can download a Job Description and apply via our recruitment portal.

Closing dates for applications is: 5 July 2021