New opportunity for a Finds Liaison Officer

Wardour Hoard

A new career opportunity has arisen at Salisbury Museum. We are looking for a Finds Liaison Officer to share this post with our existing FLO. This is a part-time position - 3 days per week and a fixed term contract unil 31 March 2021.

This role is part of the Portable Antiquities Scheme - a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by the public, including metal detector users, to advance archaeological knowledge and to increase opportunities for public involvement in archaeology. This data is published on and is made available to the relevant Historic Environment Records. This position is funded in partnership with the British Museum and a consortium of Wiltshire Museum, Swindon Museum and Wiltshire Council led by Salisbury Museum.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in archaeology or a related discipline, together with experience of finds identification, recording and database entry, and public outreach work in a museum or archaeology environment. The post holder will be highly organised when working under pressure and to deadlines. Previous experience of leading, working with and training volunteers is essential.

A high level of IT literacy is key, in particular a sound knowledge of using databases, to allow effective recoding of finds on the Scheme's finds database. It is essential that the post holder has the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and groups, including metal-detector users, to explain the aims of the Scheme and the Treasure Act.

The post will be primarily based at Salisbury Museum with some days worked in other organisation across the area including Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Wiltshire Museum and Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham.

To download a job application and the job description, please go to or telephone Salisbury Museum on 01722 332151

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Adrian Green, Museum Director on 01722 820542 or e-mail

Deadline: Friday 28 February 2020

Interview date: to be confirmed – ideally early March