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Saturday, 20 September 2014
Community Archaeology Coordinator sought by Fulham Palace
Description for Community Archaeology Co-ordinator
We are running an
archaeology dig in our Walled Garden (6-24 October, Mon-Fri except 13th)
involving volunteers. We are looking for someone to help co-ordinate the volunteers
involved, working alongside the Learning Officer and archaeology contractor’s
site supervisor. Plus market tours of the site to local schools during the dig
and help run a drop in session on Sunday 12 October.
·Marketing the dig to volunteers, schools
and the community
·Managing the co-ordination of the
volunteers, including replying to emails, booking people in, updating the site
the Learning Officer in developing a short tour of the dig for schools and leading
·Assisting in managing and running an afternoon drop in session on
Sunday 12 October for families and adults to try their hand at archaeology
·Collecting data on volunteer hours, schools involvement, etc. for
of working with children and young people in an archaeological setting.
Training and support:
We have an induction process,
during which we give volunteers the information we believe they need to enjoy
their time with us. The Learning Officer
will give volunteers any specific information they need before starting. Volunteers
will have regular meetings with the Learning Officer to allow them to give and
receive feedback about their work. They
are also encouraged to bring up any concerns or questions as soon as they arise
and make an input into the overall development of the programme.
This is flexible, but ideally a
minimum of two mornings per week from 22 September – 27 October. Plus all day
on Sunday 12 October.
As this role involves working
with children, we will have to carry out a criminal record check through the Disclosure
and Barring Service on the person in this role.
Having a criminal record in itself is not a barrier – we are only
concerned about convictions that show a person might pose a risk to
children. Any information revealed by
these checks is kept strictly confidential – we have a confidentiality policy,
and are also under a legal obligation to respect this.
Travel expenses up to £8 per
day will be reimbursed.