Wessex Archaeology invites applications for the following post:

Videographer/Sound Technician (6 month post) 

Based in Salisbury 

REF: SALDO3/10.20

Technician Grade £19,373 - £20,841

Salary commensurate with skills and experience

Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest independent archaeological practices in the UK and is a registered Charity whose aims are to support the education of the public in the arts, culture, heritage and science through the pursuit of archaeology, to benefit society and the economy. We recognise that our employees are paramount to our success and aim to foster a working environment that protects the physical and mental well-being of our people.

We are currently seeking to appoint a Videographer/Sound Technician to work alongside our Studio team, who will support this role with advice and mentoring. The videographer would be given the opportunity to create a range of engaging video content include two YouTube series, educational, training and promotional materials. They will be given the opportunity to capture footage on a real archaeological site, as well as work alongside our existing photographer and new animation artist. They would be expected to be flexible in their approach and will help develop improved workflows for video production.

The aim

The aim is to improve existing video production workflows to improve the quality of our video and sound output. They will work on two YouTube series (six per series), shorts, training/educational materials and documentaries in conjunction with other Studio Team members. They will be expected to engage fully with our YouTube site and work closely with our Communications Team to achieve regular content for our growing online audience.

The successful candidate will need to travel to sites, so must have a clean driving licence. While on site they would also be expected to provide basic video and sound capture training to other staff as required.

This contract will be an initial 6-month placement based in Salisbury but will require some travel and potential overnight stay away (accommodation, subsistence and transport will be provided). Some remote working from home is also available if required.

The successful candidate will:

  • be a BA graduate in digital media/video seeking employment within the heritage sector;
  • experienced in both video and sound capture;
  • experienced in both video and sound editing;
  • have a keen interest in heritage or archaeology;
  • be an ambitious individual with the aptitude and aspiration to develop;
  • have excellent communication skills;
  • be technically astute, with an excellent understanding of the requirements for promotional imagery;
  • have a flexible, pragmatic, collaborative approach;
  • have a full clean driving licence.


What will this provide?

The successful candidate will receive:

  • an opportunity for Continuing Professional Development;
  • a chance to expand their understanding of what is required from a professional videographer in a heritage environment;
  • experience working in a commercial company;
  • experience of working on active construction sites;
  • the opportunity to work alongside a team of illustrators, 3D artists and animators;
  • the opportunity to expand their portfolio;
  • the opportunity to help develop improved workflows for video creation;
  • experience in training others.

Applicants are invited to submit a completed application with a copy of their CV and portfolio link, and return it by email to wa.applications@wessexarch.co.uk. Applications must be received by close of business on Friday 30 October 2020. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged. For all queries, please contact Karen Nichols (Studio Manager) k.nichols@wessexarch.co.uk

Wessex Archaeology is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is committed to promoting equality of opportunity.

All applicants must have the right to work in the UK without restrictions. Proof of identity and eligibility to work in the UK will be required prior to commencement of employment.