Archaeological and Fieldwork Coordinator (f/m/d)

Scientific and Technical Assistance

Job Code: GEA-PanEv-06

Job Offer from March 10, 2023

The PanEv group at the Max Planck Institute for Geoanthropology is pleased to announce a vacancy for an Archaeological and Fieldwork Coordinator (f/m/d). The fulltime position will be for up to two years and is to be filled as soon as possible.

Your Tasks

  • Assistance with keeping track of budgets, and providing advice to group Principal Investigator for future budgeting and financial planning
  • Ensure appropriate systems and develop and maintain processes in order to support effective and efficient budget management
  • Proactive organisation of fieldwork, liaison with travel and other administrative assistants to ensure good organization, stock of equipment and purchasing of any new equipment, and preparation of related forms and administration
  • Assistance with organisation of conferences, talks and workshops, including preparing invitations, booking venues, organizing food, coordinating with respective supervisors in scientific and service departments to delegate travel and related technical tasks
  • Coordination of any travel and associated documentation with travel assistants
  • Collaboration with central administration and travel assistants
  • Proactive approach with coordination and planning
  • Shipping and keeping track of scientific samples during transit
  • Assistance to Principal Investigator for year planning of major projects and related sub-projects, including acting proactively with project updates and planning suggestions.
  • Assistance with managing Principle Investigator’s schedule
  • Travel to fieldwork sites (e.g. Malta, Senegal, Ivory Coast) to help coordinate scientific projects on the ground

Your Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology or related fields
  • Administration and management experience
  • Experience with management of budgets
  • Fluent English and German, French desirable
  • Great communication skills
  • High self-motivation and proactive approach
  • Good team player
  • Willingness to travel (4-8 weeks per year, not in one block)

Our Offer

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more individuals with disabilities and especially encourages them to apply. We are also committed to encouraging diversity and actively challenging biases based on gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion and other components of identity.

The Max Planck Society is supporting the compatibility of family and career and is certified according to the "berufundfamilie" (“job and family”) audit.

Renumeration will follow the public service pay scale (TVöD), according to the candidate’s qualifications and experience up to paygroup 11. In addition, social benefits are offered as per the regulations of the German Civil Service, f.e. occupational pension and subsidies for public transport.

How to Apply

Please submit your application (which should include a cover letter, a CV, and relevant certificates) by March, 30th. Please submit your application and the identification number as a single pdf file in English to

For further questions, please contact Dr Eleanor Scerri at

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