Digital Documentation: Geomatics and Survey Support Officer – Readvertised (CLOSED)

The Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology Innovation Ireland is seeking applications to fill the post of Digital Documentation: Geomatics and Survey Support Officer.

Nature of Employment: This post will be fixed term of up to 36 months (three years) in duration, depending on funding (subject to successful completion of a six-month probationary period).

Salary: In the region of €33,149.00 – €42,422.00 per annum (pro rata) (Point 1-5 Archaeologist Scale 65175(3)), starting point depending on role and experience.

Current Location: Merchants House, Merchants Quay, D08 K3KD, Ireland.

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer or their nominee

Closing date for applications: No later than 12 noon on Wednesday 02 November 2022

Expected employment start date: No later than 03 January 2023.


The Digital Documentation: Geomatics and Survey Support Officer will play an important role in helping the Discovery Programme meet its strategic objectives of delivering archaeological and related research, to benefit the community by deepening our understanding of Ireland’s past. This includes developing new knowledge about specific monuments, structures and artefacts as well as increasing understanding and awareness of climate change and its effects upon the condition of our built and archaeological heritage.

The successful candidates will have a central role in our research activities, working as part of an interdisciplinary team that will provide you with expertise and support that you need to undertake your work. You will help survey and report a diverse range of archaeological sites, monuments, buildings and artefacts across the island of Ireland, from all periods and in a variety of environments. This will include World Heritage Sites (inscribed and tentative), National Monuments, important artefacts and many other examples of our historic environment. The survey results will support research, conservation and management activities, and the visualisation and promotion of many sites.

Field survey will include working in remote locations as well as urban environments, frequently on difficult terrain or at ruinous structures. It may involve work in constricted spaces, farmland, upstanding monuments and construction sites. The Discovery Programme will provide training and support, including facilitating the successful applicant taking part in a Safe Pass safety awareness training programme. Applicants should be fit and able to undertake this work which can be physically demanding.

You will contribute to the organising, archiving and publishing a diverse array of traditional and modern survey datasets created over the course of the various projects, including the preparation of materials for publication, online access and outreach activities. The successful applicant will also carry out digitisation, management, analysis and visualisation of geospatial data within a range of GIS environments and software.

This vacancy offers the opportunity to work within a national heritage body and gain valuable experience across several areas including digital documentation, advanced survey methods, remote sensing, managing survey data sets, and heritage visualisation on some of the most iconic heritage sites in Ireland.

The successful candidate will be expected to have sufficient proficiency in the use of the English language to be able to carry out their day-to-day duties, write reports, and make presentations to stakeholders and the wider public about their work.

How to Apply

Applications must be made by submitting an email, with the title of the position entered into the subject field of the email, to no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 02 November 2022. Applications received after this time will not be accepted.

Attached to that email, applicants must include Application Form Re-advertised COM_2022_006, along with:

  • A short cover letter / personal statement, no more than 500 words 12pt single spaced text, outlining why you wish to be considered for this post and why you believe your skills, experience and values meet the requirements of the position.
  • A comprehensive CV detailed as relevant to the position but to be no more than three pages in length. The first page of the CV should include a summary biography. NB: Please ensure that your CV does not include any personal information that is not relevant to the post being applied for.
  • Completion of the information fields set out on the application form


Application Form

Candidate Information Booklet