Interviews (by phone/skype): 15 December 2016
Does working with an innovative, community-focused archaeology social enterprise sound like fun? If so, we’re looking for a very special Community Archaeologist to join our core team, focused on expanding our education programme into schools, museums and other learning environments and to help us get more kids into DV trenches!
People learn best when they’re having fun, and you’re someone who knows how to make learning fun for people of all ages using a mix of formal and informal teaching. You may have already organised workshops, lectures, holiday activities and museum learning events, or you could be working in local schools and colleges. The ideal candidate has solid experience working with groups of people either as a teacher, youth worker or community worker. Your commitment to delivering energetic, fun and original education activities and your track record of working with groups of all ages will set you apart from the field.
Speaking of fields, we will often be working in the middle of one. And probably a muddy one, at that! Your chance to really shine will happen on site, delivering our CyberDig and DigCamp activities to young learners. You’ll be the point person for schools, communicating with teachers before, during and after their time with us. You’ll be comfortable designing and working with learning materials including digital media, historical objects, worksheets, and audio-visual displays. You’ll assist us in planning and running Cyber Dig and Dig Camp; follow up with teachers, and evaluation. Top-notch communication skills are a must.
You will be line managed by our Programme Manager, and fully supported by the rest of the team across all areas of training. We will do our best to match your professional goals to opportunities available in our work.
Please note: we are looking for applicants with demonstrable experience (either in professional roles or through volunteering, training or studies) in the following areas:
- Working with young people and delivering educational activities, either in classrooms or informal learning environments
- Building curriculum for varied historical periods, and knowledge of associated material culture
- Some experience of building a commercial strategy and/or market analysis for a service, programme or project
- Writing of archaeological site reports and desk-based assessments
- Experience of field archaeology
- Writing for digital output such as blogs and social media
- Remote or home working, or as part of a dispersed team
Please be sure to let us know as much as you can about your background in these areas.
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.
- Archaeology or heritage degree, qualification, or equivalent experience
- At least 6-12 months’ experience in a similar or related role delivering educational programmes about archaeology
- At least 6 months archaeological field experience (this does not have to be continuous)
- Knowledge of social media platforms and/or WordPress
- 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 dispersed team
- A driving license and own transportation is desirable
- Do you have other proficiencies that could be relevant to this post? Please include details
Send us a CV and a short covering letter (300 words max) detailing why you want to be our Community Archaeologist, what you do for fun, and any relevant experience to hello [at] digventures.com