Headley Trust Internship North & East Yorkshire

This job is no longer available, it expired on the Tuesday 13th June 2017

Salary: £ 17,642 to £18,878

Headley Trust Intern for The Portable Antiquities Scheme, North & East Yorkshire.

Part time, seven month contract, 14.8 hours per week

Salary – YMT SCP14-17, £17,642 to £18,878 per annum, pro rata

The Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) is a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by the public. The scheme was established to promote the recording of chance finds to increase public awareness of the importance of such objects for understanding our past. Established in 1997 the PAS covers the whole of England and Wales and is the UK’s largest community archaeology project.

A 7 month part-time internship is being offered based within York Museums Trust to develop the skills needed to become a Finds Liaison Officer within the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Training and career development will be provided, both locally, regionally and at the British Museum in London.

Managed by the North and East Yorkshire Finds Liaison Officer, the Intern will primarily deal with the identification and recording of finds made by members of the public throughout the region. Due to the nature of the job it is essential that you can work some evenings and weekends and are willing and able to travel.

The successful candidate will be expected

· To record assemblages accrued by individuals over long periods of metal-detecting activity throughout Yorkshire and the North East.

· To assist with the identification and recording of an array of archaeological objects submitted for identification and recording on a regular basis.

· To photograph and Photoshop objects to a high standard.

· To help improve relationships with metal detectorists in the area, through the PAS outreach programme including Finds Days, visits to local metal detector clubs and other public events, and help maintain the high level of service required by the PAS.

· To explain the aims of the Scheme and the Treasure Act 1996.

· Use social media to further the aims and reach of the PAS and YMT.

With a degree in archaeology or equivalent in a related subject and experience in working with archaeological finds, you will have good communication skills. Experience of working with a computer database is essential, as is a methodical approach to work and time management. Candidates will also be expected to have an awareness of issues relating to metal-detecting and archaeology.

Want to know more…?

Access the job description and application form at www.yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk/about us.

Forms should be returned to HR either via email at recruitment@ymt.org.uk

or post to: HR Dept., Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, YO1 7FR.

CVs will not be accepted and applications can only be accepted from candidates who have permission to work in the UK.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 9am on Tuesday 13th June and interviews will be held in York on Friday 7th July.

Advert went live on: Wednesday 31st May 2017
Advert archived on: Tuesday 13th June 2017

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