Shop Worker for the Ness of Brodgar needed

Vacancy for a Shop worker

Ness of Brodgar shop, Stenness

2nd July – 23rd August inclusive

Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 5.00pm

£8.75 per hour


OAS is looking for a confident, enthusiastic, reliable and honest shop worker to work in our Fundraising shop at the Ness of Brodgar archaeological dig for 8 weeks this Summer. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the team at this unique site, and to help to support archaeology all across Orkney.

The Shop is open 10am – 5pm and you will be needed to work Monday – Friday inclusive. You must be numerically literate, good with people and able to work without supervision. Retail experience, and an interest in archaeology is an advantage but not essential.

You need to be able to drive and to have access to a car.

For more information please download the pdf here

Applications, in the form of a CV with a covering letter, should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm on Friday 4th May. Interviews will be held w/c 14th May.

Interactive Map of Orkney Archaeology



Archaeologists from the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, ORCA, UClan, the University of Bradford, Willamette University, the Swandro-Orkney Coastal Archaeology Trust, the Ness of Brodgar Trust has produced an interactive map of the main archaeology sites in Orkney, this will obviously be added to and will help visitors explore these locations.

Talk by Nick Card

Last night ( 16th June 2017 ) was a a very sucessful joint event between OAS and the Ness of Brodgar Trust, held at the Kirwall Theatre. This event was free to all.

Ness of Brodgar Talk











There was a great turn out to not only listen to Nick Card talk about the progress and the plans for this years dig at the Ness of Brodgar but also the launch of the all new Ness guide book.

OAS were also launching their new newsletter which is £6 or free if you are a member. The ubiquise raffle was a sucess with prizes donated by:

OAS Ness Butterfly mug - OAS

Ness Baseball Cap - OAS

Photo print by Michael Vasey - Michael Vasey

Silk Wrap by Jeanne Bouze Rose - Jeanne Bouze Rose

Bottle of Moet Chandon - ECats Ltd

Bottle of Highland Park- ECats Ltd

Wooden Ball by Michael Sinclair - Michael Sinclair Woodturner

Sheila Fleet Necklace - Sheila Fleet

Private Tour of the Dig Site with Nick Card - NoB Trust


Three part BBC series on Orkney starts Monday 2nd January

Don't forget that the new 3 part BBC TV series 'Britain's Ancient Capital - Secrets of Orkney' that was filmed in summer 2016 will start on Monday January 2nd 2017, second episode Monday 9th & third episode Monday 16th January. The cameras were at the Ness of Brodgar for the whole of the season as well as visiting many other Orkney sites. 

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