Treasure Trove Officer (x4)

  • Job Reference: 00007781-1
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2022
  • Recruiter: National Museums Scotland
  • Location: EDINBURGH
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: £27,107 to £29,475 per annum
  • Sector: Finance & Revenue, Head Office Support, Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

he Treasure Trove system ensures that significant objects from Scotland’s past, which are discovered either by chance find or through organised archaeological fieldwork, are protected for the nation and preserved in museums across Scotland. The Treasure Trove Unit based at National Museums Scotland is responsible for the operation of the system for the benefit of all Scottish museums, and is the first port of call for new discoveries and finders.

The Treasure Trove Officer works as part of a small team processing the casework of the Unit, liaising with the Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer (QLTR) staff, supporting the work of the Scottish Archaeological Finds Allocation Panel (SAFAP) and communicating the requirements and benefits of the system to finders, museums and wider audiences.

You will have a degree (or equivalent) in archaeology or a related subject. Knowledge of principles and practice of UK ‘treasure’ systems plus relevant practical experience of working with and identifying archaeological finds would be desirable. Experienced in administrative procedures and practices, you will be organised and methodical, with good verbal and written communication skills and ICT skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook. You should also have experience of managing your own time and workload, working to deadlines and handling multiple priorities.

We currently have 4 positions available: 1x permanent and 3x fixed term for 18 months.