Ask the Archaeologist


We have a range of placement opportunities offering short-term involvement and experience in The JORVIK Group over our busy February, Easter, summer, and autumn periods.

To hear about the latest opportunities, we recommend signing up for our placements mailing list.


How do I apply?

Apply here with us while our application period is open.

Applications are usually advertised and open around December for placements happening February – April and in April for placements happening between June–October.

Can I apply outside of an application period?

We regret we are unable to accept applications outside of the application periods

What happens after I apply?

After an application period closes we will contact everyone who has applied and arrange to meet with those people we may have a suitable place for. At this meeting we will ask you some questions to see if we can match you to a suitable placement. We will be able to allocate and confirm the placements after the meeting. Any offer of a place will just be pending references.

Can I apply from abroad or if I don’t live in York?

We welcome applications from outside of York. Overseas applicants will need to ensure they can arrange a suitable visa to allow them to undertake the placement. We are happy to arrange video interviews for anyone from abroad or anyone unable to travel to York for their interview.

How old do I need to be to undertake a placement?

All our placements are open to anyone aged 18 or above. For anyone under 18 years of age we offer work experience via the NYBEP (North Yorkshire Business & Education Partnership) scheme which offers York schools opportunities to get involved in the Trust. Details of this scheme are available in all participating schools and colleges.

Next Intake Period


Application Period – 6th April – 3rd May 2020

Roles Available:

To be confirmed.

Placement Dates:

Placements will take place in Summer 2020. Final dates to be confirmed.

Training Dates:

To be confirmed.

We can offer a placement without attendance at these dates. However, for some of our placements, they can be a helpful introduction to your role. As such we will offer all our placements the opportunity to attend any relevant sessions they wish to come to.


Please download our common facts and questions sheet here.

The team is currently unavailable as our attractions are temporarily closed, so please check back soon.

You will be given a chance to read our Privacy Notice before applying to volunteer/undertake a placement with us.  You can also click here to read this.

For anyone seeking on-going opportunities please do also take a look at our volunteers page.