Assistant Administrator – Open Position
The British School at Athens seeks to employ an Assistant Administrator in a fixed-term, half-time post (24 months, 20 hours per week) to manage general administrative activities, provide support and assist the School Administrator in ensuring the effective functioning of the Administration department of the BSA.
- Prepares permit applications for BSA fieldwork projects and for study permits by individual BSA members to the Greek Ministry of Culture;
- Assists BSA members in their contacts with the Greek Ministry of Culture and the Greek academic community;
- Prepares/translates Greek language correspondence and any other necessary documentation in Greek;
- In consultation with the School Administrator, handles everyday communications and tasks appropriate to the role as decided by the School Administrator and/or Director;
- Provides administration support of BSA events in consultation with the School Administrator;
- Coordinates and communicates website updates between Heads of Section and the System Administrator.
Starting date: 01/04/2023, or as soon as possibly thereafter.
The appointee must have a degree in Archaeology. The post is for a fixed term of 24 months and it is based in Athens, Greece. The gross salary will be in the range of €13,700 – 15,400 per annum, plus group health insurance.
Appointment is dependent on having a degree in Archaeology and relevant research/study experience reflecting adequate expertise to provide support ensuring the effective functioning of the Administration department of the BSA.
- Proven experience in archaeological research/study;
- Experience with digital and social media communications;
- Excellent command in spoken and written Greek and in English (bilingual or near so);
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Proven ability to work efficiently independently;
- Willingness to work flexibly as part of a team and respond to urgent requests;
- Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritise tasks;
- Confidence in communicating with a wide range of people in a role that may including liaising with officials, and the public;
- Familiarity with archaeological practice in Greece, incl. the Greek Archaeological Service.
- Excellent knowledge of MS Office
- Familiarity with the BSA
- Previous experience in a similar post
Applicants are asked to supply the following:
- Cover letter, with the applicant’s contact details, outlining the reasons for applying, addressing clearly how the applicant meets each of the selection criteria outlined
- Curriculum vitae, giving details of past employment, academic and other qualifications, and any relevant experience;
- The names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of two referees, whom the candidate has contacted in advance and who have agreed to supply letters of They will receive on submission of the application an email asking them to send their reference letters via a link by the closing date;
Closing date for receipt of applications (and references): 20th March 2023.
Applicants will be assessed in the first instance on their written applications. Selected candidates will then be called for an interview. The successful candidate, who will be notified soon afterwards, is expected to take up the post from 1st April 2023 or soon afterwards (negotiable).
For informal enquiries on the post and the application process, please contact the School Administrator, Mrs Tania Gerousi (firstname.lastname@example.org).