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Jobs Information Service & Training (JIST)

Available to all CIfA members by email free of charge

CIfA provides a weekly jobs bulletin which carries advertisements placed exclusively by employers and all archaeological, heritage and research opportunities appearing in the national press and specialist journals during that week. This service is known as the Jobs Information Service & Training (JIST). It is the most comprehensive source of information about work in archaeology and related disciplines, and is primarily intended for the heritage sector.

The JIST is available to all CIfA members by email free of charge. To subscribe to the email list please email the CIfA office


JIST is available to non-members for a fee of £20 for 2 months; £40 for 6 months and £60 for one year. Please email or you can pay online below using PayPal

JIS 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. Not only would you be able to receive the JIST by email, but you would also receive a copy of The Archaeologist magazine, the Yearbook and directory of members and other CIfA publications. For further information please see our Join page.


Institutions can receive the service for £150 which includes four free advertisements.


Advertisements can be placed in JIST for a fee

Please note firm quotes can only be provided on receipt of full advert text.

  • £50 for a single paragraph (up to a maximum of 60 words)
  • £100 for a standard half A4 size
  • Over half A4 size will be charged between £150 to £200, dependent on length
  • A4 and upwards, will be charged up to £250

Final copy should be emailed to Lynne Bevan at by 5pm on Wednesday and will be put into the nearest Monday’s bulletin. Please send advertisements as Word documents with links to websites and send logos separately. If you have not received a reply within 48 hours please get back in touch as we may not have received your advert.

CIfA reserve the right to make additional charges if adverts are larger than the client has specified.

The deadline to receive adverts in time for the following Monday’s JIST is Wednesday at 5pm. The reason for this is that we need to ensure compliance of all adverts with CIfA salary minima, which may require consultation within CIfA and further clarification from advertisers.

Please note any advert with below recommended salary minima (see below) will be subject to scrutiny and in some cases rejection.

Since we have become Chartered the membership grades should be listed as PCIfA, ACIfA and MCIfA, this is because the Institute is Chartered and not the individuals.

Guidance and Checklist

Guidance and Template

Registered Organisations

Registered Organisations can advertise in the JIST for free. FAME members can place an advert for the flat rate fee of £75 per advert. All paid adverts will also appear publicly on the CIfA website as well as in the compiled JIST bulletin that goes to members and subscribers each week until the closing date has lapsed.

Copy should be sent by email to Lynne Bevan, JIST Compiler at

Advertisers are reminded of CIfA recommended minimum salaries for 2014/2015 PCIfA responsibilities £17,094; ACIfA responsibilities £19,911; MCIfA responsibilities £25,738.

For the guidance of employers seeking to determine appropriate starting salaries for archaeologists, we provide the following figures based on a study of salary levels in comparative professions.

  • PCIfA level responsibilities £19,853-£20,926
  • ACIfA level responsibilities £29,123–31,561
  • MCIfA level responsibilities £36,552-£40,276

View information on the CIfA’s minimum employment package.

Please note the new CIfA recommended minimum salaries for 2015/2016 will be implemented from 1 April 2015 and are: PCIfA responsibilities £17,299; ACIfA responsibilities £20,150; MCIfA responsibilities £26,045. Please note any adverts placed before this date with a closing date after 1 April will be subject to this minima.

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

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

0118 378 6446