Opportunities in Archaeology

On this page we list various positions of which we are aware and which we think you may find of interest.

(If you have any information which you think would be suitable for listing, please contact us. Thank you.)

Please note that this is for information only. Beyond the group itself, SWAG is not able to recommend any particular organisation or position listed. We suggest making your own enquiries before proceeding with any application.

Finds Processing Volunteers with Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology  Service (WAAS)

The Archaeology Service processes finds from sites that range in date from prehistoric to modern. The Service also identifies finds brought in by members of the public, and works in close co-operation with members of local archaeological societies, who collect finds through activities such as field walking.

As a volunteer, you can make a valuable contribution to the work of the Archaeology Service, while extending your archaeological knowledge and skills. Finds processing affords an excellent opportunity to work with a team of experienced archaeologists. Training is provided, so even if you are completely new to archaeology you will soon learn about many types of finds, including pottery, building materials, glass, metal and stone.

You may work with the Archaeology Service for as much or as little time as you wish, though for the time being they can only supervise volunteers during our normal working hours (8.30-17.00).

During the summer of 2008, volunteers also took part in excavations at the Butts in Worcester, ahead of the construction of the new Library and History Centre. We are now processing thousands of artefacts recovered from this important Roman site. 

If you would like to work on these and many other interesting finds please contact

Rob Hedge on 01905 855495, or email rhedge@worcestershire.gov.uk

Archaeology Volunteers at Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

General information for volunteers

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
The Hive
Sawmill Walk
The Butts
Telephone: 01905 822866

Opportunities in archaeology outside the local area 

British Archaeological Jobs and Resources


Thornton Mill
EH42 1QT
01368 840 847