DigVentures Social Media & Community Internship now open!

Join_our_team_Jan2015It’s our favourite time of the year – when we get to meet new amazing people to join the DigVentures team for 2015! We’re looking for some awesome new folk who love archaeology – does that sound like you? If so, read on!

Does working with an innovative, social, digital archaeology business sound like fun? If so, we’re looking for a smart and creative Social Media and Community Intern who likes to write and loves archaeology.

As a start-up, no two days are the same at DV. We are moving into a very busy period with several projects about to launch, and you will be at the very heart of the operation helping us share and communicate our news with the world.

The Social Media & Community Intern is an unpaid training role that will support DV’s Community Manager with producing the top-notch daily content. Our newsroom is the foundation of our community, and producing strong, original and varied content is one of DV’s key priorities.

We can offer fantastic real-world training in content production, campaign building, editorial skills and digital tools, as well as the flexibility to work this training around your existing commitments. Additionally, we’re often on site digging, and you will have the opportunity to join us and learn archaeology field skills.

We love our interns, and so far we’ve had a 100% success rate in helping them to move into their dream jobs at organisations like Current Archaeology and the Ashmolean Museum. Ask them yourself! You can find them both on twitter, @archpolly and @aislingserrant, and they’d love to hear from you and answer any questions about working with DigVentures.

We know how hard it is to get real-world experience on your CV, and we are very happy to make sure that this post can work around your other commitments. In exchange for at least 10 hours a week of your time, we’ll provide a structured learning environment that not only teaches you new skills, but also helps to build your profile.

Note: we will consider international applicants, provided that you have a Skype account and are willing to do regular calls with out UK team.

The gig includes:

Social media. Development of editorial content on social media platforms, including tweets, posts and discussions. We utilise HootSuite and other digital tools and will provide training in how to use these services.

DigVentures website. You’ll be helping withdaily content such as blogs, photos (including updating the Flickr page), news, interviews, reviews and comments.

Newsletter. We send out a newsletter out once a week, chock full of good DV stuff. You will help compile topics, draft copy and source images.

We’ll be looking for weekly social media monitoring reports with all the standard metrics, and will provide clear goals and targets. Training will be provided on how to do this and use our existing tools.


  • Archaeology background or experience preferred. You can still be in school, have worked or volunteered in archaeology, be a member of a local society, etc. The most important thing is that you are tuned in to important archaeological news, are familiar with the terminology, and are passionate and inquisitive about all things archaeological.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Blogs. Do you have your own blog? If so, please include links.
  • Familiar with WordPress platform.
  • Good analytical, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong grasp of social media best practices.
  • Knowledge of applications, including Windows, Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • Do you have any marketing experience or proficiencies that would be relevant to this post (eg. social media monitoring tools)? If so, please include details.


Our website (www.digventures.com) and social media channels can tell you everything you want to know about us; do your homework, because we’ll be interested to hear your thoughts!

You’ll spend your time with DigVentures building content, interacting with our growing communities, and helping us take them to the next level. Our brand is all about being radically open, collaborative, and in front of innovations and trends that can be applied to archaeology.

Our team is dispersed, with some office hours, but also remote working with regular Skype meetings.


Send a CV and a short covering letter (300 words max) by the 23rd of January at 2:00pm detailing why you want to work with DigVentures, any relevant experience you have with social media and WordPress, and answering the question: ‘What do you do for fun?’ to info@digventures.com.

Please note: this internship is primarily about producing written content, so it’s really important that you write well and enjoy communicating your ideas through words. Forget what you know about the standard way to write covering letters, and use this as an opportunity to flex your writing muscles and let us get to know you!

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