We have a wide range of specialisms, including fieldwork, heritage consultancy, post-excavation analysis, conservation, and our award-winning engagement programmes.

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We welcome enquiries about our advertised roles and our recruitment team can be contacted at recruitment@mola.org.uk.   

Work with the best 

We have been at the heart of British archaeology from the start. Learn from colleagues who helped to make the discipline what it is today, on some of the most exciting sites in the country. Be a part of the team that literally ‘wrote the book’ on archaeology – our iconic manual on fieldwork methodologies is used on sites around the world. 

We offer a wide range of opportunities for people of all levels of experience. We also have a strong commitment to training and development, so you can learn and grow with us. 

Get great benefits

We know the little extras can make a big difference. We offer a range of benefits to our employees, including: 

  • Free access to over 900 museums, galleries and exhibitions 
  • Generous annual leave allowance 
  • Employer contribution pension scheme 
  • Healthcare cash plan 
  • Generous sick pay provision 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Equality and Diversity Networks 
  • Generous parental leave 
  • Season ticket loans and emergency salary advances 
  • Relevant professional subscriptions paid (eg. CIfA) 
  • Cycle to work scheme 

Develop your skills

At MOLA you will be supported to learn and reach your full potential. We offer a range of training and development opportunities, including: 

  • Online research seminar series 
  • Informal reading sessions 
  • Lunch and learn lectures 
  • Research grants and funding for staff  
  • Opportunities to participate in training events with external experts 

Testimonials from staff

Having worked at MOLA for almost two years, I can guarantee that I am not planning on ever leaving! On my first day I was introduced to everyone and was given all of the equipment and information that I needed, however what really stood out for me is when they asked me all about my interests and career aspirations. I could never have dreamed of the amount of support and training opportunities they have given me since. MOLA truly is a company that cares about their teams and their dreams, which reflects in the happy, kind and passionate people that I work with.

Ana Bordona Foz, Archaeologist

When I started working for MOLA in Northampton it was straight from university and I had little experience in the field, but the company provided a lot of training and development opportunities to help me progress. I undertake a huge range of projects, where there is a variety of work for people of all interests and always something exciting happening. Currently I oversee some of the largest projects in the country, involving hundreds of archaeologists and specialists, and the team get on brilliantly, from the field site team all the way up to senior management.

Simon Markus, Project Officer

Being a Project Supervisor is an enjoyable position that has allowed me to really expand my skillset to benefit my career. This has included funding for learning and development courses, working across a wide range of sites, and high quality Health and Safety training. As well as the opportunity to take part in rewarding and challenging site work, MOLA’s mentor system has supported me in all aspects of report writing, from research right the way through to formatting, to produce first-rate documentation. This expertise was especially useful after we found an unusual Saxon hoard in an Iron Age and Roman landscape.

Alex Shipley, Project Supervisor