37 hours per week
Fixed term until 31 August 2015
We are seeking to recruit a suitably qualified and experienced Archaeological Projects Officer to assist in the delivery of a major new community archaeology project.
TWAM has received funding from the HLF and other organisations for the project ‘Hadrian’s Wall and Its Legacy on Tyneside’. It will involve many communities from urban Tyneside to Tynedale in archaeological fieldwork, research and interpretation on the line of the Wall. The main aims of the project are to raise awareness of this rich heritage, which forms part of the UNESCO Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site, and to promote active, long-term engagement by communities in all aspects of its archaeology.
You will assist in the delivery and management of a series of projects within the overall programme, including excavation, survey, finds work and the organisation of events and displays. Based at Arbeia Roman Fort at South Shields, you will be part of a team which will provide technical support and guidance to volunteers and community groups. You will work with them to enhance their skills and will engage them in decision-making about the form and direction of projects as they develop.
Experience of carrying out archaeological fieldwork in accordance with health and safety standards is essential, and you must have a specialism in Roman archaeology with some knowledge of Hadrian’s Wall. You must be able to show that you have worked successfully with community groups and volunteers and that you have some experience of the public interpretation of archaeological sites. Report-writing skills must be demonstrated, and a publication record would be an advantage. IT skills should preferably include the use of AUTOCAD.
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