Jobs Information Service & Training (JIST)

The weekly Jobs Information Service & Training (JIST) bulletin is the most comprehensive source of information about work and training opportunities in archaeology and related disciplines. We collate a list of all the relevant archaeological jobs as well as academic opportunities and details of CPD training courses, including our CIfA Approved training courses.

The bulletin is available to all CIfA members for free and non-members or Institutions for a fee (see below).


Advertisements (up to a maximum A4 page) can be placed in JIST and online for a fee:

  • £100 for a standard advert (maximum A4 page)
  • £50 for a single paragraph (maximum of 60 words)

  • CIfA Registered Organisations can advertise for free (up to a maximum A4 page)

  • FAME members can receive a reduced rate of £75 per advert (up to a maximum A4 page)

Adverts will appear in the circulated JIST bulletin once and remain online until the closing date has passed. We will also tweet the key details of each advert with a link to the full advert.

All adverts need to ensure they meet the CIfA salary minima, this may require consultation within CIfA and further clarification from advertisers. Further information can be found here.

Please email final copy as a Word document (.doc) and a logo (.jpg) to Lynne Bevan at jis [at] by 5pm on a Wednesday for your advert to go into the next Monday's bulletin. If you have not received a reply within 48 hours, please get in touch to check we have received your advert.

Please note firm quotes can only be provided on receipt of full advert text and there may be an extra charge for any revisions. It is the advertiser's responsibility to provide all relevant details in their advert, including web links, salary and a closing date.

Subscribe - Institutions and non-members

  • Institutions can receive the regular JIST bulletin for an annual fee of £150 which includes four free advertisements, please email admin [at]
  • JIST is also available to non-members for an annual fee of £60, please select and pay below.

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 to JIST. Not only would you receive the JIST for free, but you would also have access to all CIfA bulletins and publications at no extra cost, plus many other benefits.

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