Join our team!

We’re looking for a Community Archaeologist to join our Excavating Elmswell project

Job Type: Full time, six months post with potential to extend

Location: regular access to our office in Barnard Castle and East Riding of Yorkshire will be required. Homeworking considered.

Salary: £21,500 pro rata

Closing date for applications: please submit by noon on 06 April 2018

Interviews: Will be undertaken via phone or Skype, week beginning 09 April 2018

Does working with an innovative, community-focused social enterprise to deliver a ground- breaking HLF-funded project sound like fun? If so, we’re looking for a Community Archaeologist to be a part of our core team in areas including archaeological excavation, digital recording, education, community events, volunteer management and social media.

The role provides a particular opportunity for those with some film or video experience, as you’ll be helping document our archaeological adventures over the summer and beyond.

This opportunity is suitable for someone looking to further their career in archaeology with a focus on new and exciting methods of public engagement. The main focus of the position will be our ‘Excavating Elmswell’ community excavation and digital recording programme.

This will be followed by post-excavation reporting and analysis, as well as community and school events. There is a particular focus for this role in experimenting with different types of film/video content to document the project. You’ll be with us on site while we’re in action and carry on your work with the team through the all-important post-ex phase. You will be fully supported by a mentor across all areas of the position and we will do our best to match your training goals to opportunities available within our project.

Our team is small but mighty, and has experienced great success to date based on our collective belief in the power and importance of communities for archaeology: digital, local and global. We’re looking for someone who shares our values and is excited about expanding their skill set, as well as working alongside our professionals and volunteers.

Job Requirements

  • Archaeology or heritage degree, qualification or equivalent sector experience
  • Practical experience of film and video, including editing (in any setting)
  • At least 12 months previous experience in a similar or related role
  • Some experience of field archaeology techniques (please provide details)
  • Some experience of working with voluntary participants (in any setting)
  • Demonstrable writing and communication skills
  • Some knowledge of social media platforms and/or WordPress is desirable
  • Good organisational, time and self-management skills; must be comfortable setting own schedule
  • Knowledge of applications, including Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • A driving license and own transportation is required
  • CIfA membership desirable
  • Do you have other proficiencies that could be relevant to this post? Please include details.

**If you are selected for interview you will be asked to provide us with proof of your eligibility to work in the UK (e.g. passport or Home Office visa).

How to apply

Send a current CV and covering letter (300 words max) to Manda Forster ( Deadline: noon 06 April 2018.

Please ensure your submitted materials help us understand exactly what type of AWESOME you are bringing to the DV mix. Who are you? Why do you want to work with us – specifically? General cover letters aren’t going to cut the mustard for this role.

You will be informed if you have been accepted for interview as soon as possible. Interviews are currently planned to take place via phone / Skype during the week beginning the 09 April 2018.

If selected for interview, please be prepared to

  • send a small selection of your video work in advance
  • be able to talk about a particular film project that you were involved in organising or delivering

Any questions should be directed to Manda Forster (