Jobs Information Service & Training (JIST)

Available to all CIfA members by email free of charge

The Jobs Information Service & Training (JIST) is the most comprehensive source of information about work in archaeology and related disciplines. Through the JIST we provide a weekly jobs bulletin that includes adverts placed directly by employers and all archaeological, heritage, research and training opportunities that appear in the national press and specialist journals during that week. The JIST is available to all CIfA members by email free of charge. To subscribe to the email list please email admin [at]


Advertisements can be placed in JIST for a fee

Please note firm quotes can only be provided on receipt of full advert text and there may be an extra charge for any revisions

  • £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 jis [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.

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 jis [at]

Please note from 1 April 2017 CIfA recommended minimum salaries for 2017/2018 will be: (This applies to any job advert placed with a closing date from 1 April onwards)

PCIfA responsibilities £18,000, ACIfA responsibilities £21,000, MCIfA responsibilities £27,100

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.


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 admin [at] or you can pay online below using PayPal.

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. 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.

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
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0118 378 6446
admin [at]