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IfA Workplace Learning Bursary: Archaeology Outreach Officer

IfA Workplace Learning Bursary: Archaeology Outreach Officer

Hosted by: Archaeological Project Services, Heckington, Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Duration: 1 Year
Start date: 1st November 2010
Salary: £17,534.00

Applications are invited for an HLF-funded IfA Workplace Learning placement based at Archaeological Project Services (APS). The placement offers skills in Archaeology Outreach, and is designed to offer training and experience in devising, promoting and delivering opportunities for learning and engagement for the wider public in archaeology and cultural heritage.

Archaeological Project Services (APS) operates as the commercial section of the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire (HTL) (a registered charity, No. 1001463 and a company limited by guarantee No. 2554738). APS has a range of roles, from excavation and post-excavation analysis to offering specialist services and advice to other contracting units. Other roles within HTL include curatorial posts, site management and interpretation and a Buildings Preservation Trust. APS and HTL staff are actively engaged in a range of commercial, community outreach and academic projects. APS is a registered organisation with the Institute for Archaeologists. The trainee will be supervised by Anne Boyle (Cultural Resources Manager) and managed by Denise Drury (Senior Project Manager).

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to promoting archaeology and heritage to a wide audience. They need to be willing to learn and be able to communicate to others a broad range of archaeological and research techniques.

Applicants should have archaeological experience at AIfA level. It is essential that candidates demonstrate they have contributed to either * studies of material culture * intrusive and non-intrusive fieldwork techniques and/or other types of survey (e.g. of buildings) * report writing and desk based research

It is desirable they provide evidence of carrying out some aspect of their work to a higher skills level (e.g. conducting a non-intrusive excavation rather than contributing to it at a lower skill level). Experience of working with volunteers or the public is also desirable.

The post holder must hold a full, clean driving licence. Membership of the IfA is preferred.

Further details and a recruitment monitoring form can be downloaded below.

Person specification

Training plan

Recruitment monitoring form

To apply, please send a CV with a short statement (c. 300 words) as to your suitability for the position, the recruitment monitoring form and details of two referees to: Senior Archaeologist, Archaeological Project Services, The Old School, Cameron Street, Heckington, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 9RW r email to

Closing date for applications: Friday 10 September 2010 Interviews will be held on Thursday 23 September 2010

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