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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Community Archaeology Coordinator sought by Fulham Palace

Volunteer Role Description for Community Archaeology Co-ordinator

Role Summary:
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.

Main activities/tasks:
·         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 supervisor
·         Supporting the Learning Officer in developing a short tour of the dig for schools and leading them
·         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 funders.
Relevant experience/skills:
Degree in archaeology
Practical digging experience.
Experience of working with children and young people in an archaeological setting.
Good organisational skills.

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.
Additional information:
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.
Main point of contact/supervisor: 
Learning Officer

Posted by the Essex Society for Archaeology and History

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