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Community Archaeology and HER Assistant - TRAINING POST

  North York Moors National Park Authority in Helmsley
  Apply before: 21/07/2017
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
  01439 772700
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Donna Magson North York Moors National Park Authority The Old Vicarage Bondgate Helmsley YO62 5BP


This Exploited Land of Iron’ is a 5 year Heritage Lottery Fund Landscape Partnership Project based at the North York Moors National Park Authority (NYMNPA). It tells the fascinating story of a trailblazing period of industrial growth and exploitation. The project will record, conserve and protect some of the most iconic structures and landscapes that remain; help nurture the wildlife that has reclaimed these spaces, and ensure this important part of our history is not forgotten.

We are in year two of the delivery phase and have a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who is really keen to develop their career by helping us deliver our cultural heritage projects particularly focusing on community archaeology and inputting/updating the HER records for our project. The Project is keen to undertake community archaeology surveys and excavations; assist the NYMNPA with establishing a YAC group; utilise 3D modelling for recording and interpretation and construct a digital archive.

The Assistant will be directly supervised and mentored by the Cultural Heritage Officer for the Project and other key staff within the NYMNPA.

  • Some training will also be delivered by our partners such as Historic England.
  • This role has been developed with the assistance of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA).
  • Knowledge of archaeological fieldwork methods is essential but no prior experience of working with the community or the Historic Environment Record (HER) is needed as full training will be given.
  • This position would suit a person with some commercial experience who is looking to specialise in community archaeology, outreach and/or the HER.
  • It is expected by the end of the role the Assistant will be sufficiently experienced to apply for Associate level membership of the CIfA.
This is a good opportunity for someone to gain a diverse skill set based in a local authority and national park. The NYMNPA is fully committed and supportive and there will be the chance to take advantage of our excellent personal development and flexible working opportunities; this post can be part-time for the right candidate. The National Park and surrounding area is a great place to live and work with good access to main transport links. 
To be successful you will need to be able to tell us about your;
  • Previous archaeological experience
  • Enthusiasm for community engagement;
  • Desire to learn to utilise technology in an archaeological context; and
  • Ability to work as part of a dynamic team;

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Maria-Elena Calderón on 01439 772700 or

Ideally the successful candidate will be available for a 1 week training course the week commencing 4th September 2017


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