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Jobs Information Service (JIS)

Available to all IfA members by email free of charge

IfA 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 (JIS). It is the most comprehensive source of information about work in archaeology and related disciplines, and is primarily intended for the heritage sector.

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


JIS 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 the IfA as the subscription fee for some levels is cheaper than the cost of subscribing. Not only would you be able to receive the JIS by email, but you would also receive a copy of The Archaeologist magazine, the Yearbook and directory of members and other IfA 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 JIS for a fee

  • £50 for a single paragraph
  • £100 for a standard half A4 size
  • Larger adverts, A4 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.

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

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

Guidance and Checklist

Guidance and Template

Registered Organisations

ROs can advertise in the JIS 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 IfA website as well as in the compiled JIS bulletin that goes to members and subscribers each week until the closing date has lapsed.

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

Advertisers are reminded of IfA recommended minimum salaries for 2014/2015 PIfA responsibilities £17,094; AIfA responsibilities £19,911; MIfA 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.

  • PIfA level responsibilities £19,853-£20,926
  • AIfA level responsibilities £29,123–31,561
  • MIfA level responsibilities £36,552-£40,276

View information on the IfA’s minimum employment package.

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

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