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Archaeology Educations jobs at the CBA

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Don Henson <[log in to unmask]>

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Don Henson <[log in to unmask]>

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ENGAGING WITH THE HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT

Applications are invited for two project officer posts at the Council for British Archaeology to work on Engaging with the Historic Environment, a project funded by English Heritage.  One post, Project Officer (11-18) will work on Key Stage 3, and AS/A level Archaeology.  The other, Project Officer (CE), will work on part-time adult continuing education.  See below for details of each post.


PROJECT OFFICER (11-18)
Are you passionate about archaeology education? Do you want to see better use of archaeology in teaching 11 to 14 year-olds?  Do you want to see the AS/A level Archaeology more widely available? Do you have the skills to carry out research, analyse survey responses, conduct face-to-face interviews and write up a research report? Would you like to work for an organisation at the forefront of archaeological education in the UK?
 
If so, then you should be interested in taking up a fixed-term post as an English Heritage funded project officer with the Council for British Archaeology to work on Engaging with the Historic Environment. .  The aims of this project are:

a. to enable more people, from more diverse backgrounds, to gain an understanding of archaeology through formal education;

b. to demonstrate the wider social value of archaeology to educational policy makers and organisations;

c. to secure multiple entry points for engagement with archaeology as part of lifelong learning

The post is based in the historic city of York, and includes an excellent package of benefits, including a salary of between 19,868 to 24,214 based on experience, plus pension.

Further details from Mike Heyworth, Director, CBA, St Mary's House 66 Bootham, York YO30 7BZ (tel 01904 671417, email [log in to unmask]). Closing date 19th November 2007.

FURTHER PARTICULARS
The CBA
Founded in 1944, the CBA is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Through our Council, eleven English regional branches, CBA Wales/Cymru, the Council for Scottish Archaeology and a small permanent staff team, the CBA works throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology, and to promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

Membership of the Council is both institutional and individual, and currently consists of 630 regional and national organisations, and c 10,000 individuals of all ages, including members of the CBA's Young Archaeologists' Club (for those aged between 8 and 16).

The CBA's strategy can be summed up as 'Archaeology for all'. The CBA wants to increase opportunities for participation and learning through archaeology. Core activities are championing forward-looking approaches; informing and influencing decision-makers in education and conservation policy; providing high quality information to help people engage with archaeology; co-ordinating networks of people and organisations; acting as a forum for archaeology; actively involving young people in archaeology; and developing and executing strategically significant projects.

Our Education Work
The CBA has long been active in the field of archaeology education.  It currently acts as an advocate throughout the UK for greater use of archaeology in formal education, and greater opportunities for following an interest in archaeology through education.  We also seek to support teachers and tutors who wish to se archaeology in their teaching, and archaeologists who wish to engage with school and college audiences.  We also support the Subject Committee for Archaeology in its work representing archaeology in higher education, and the Standing Conference of Archaeology in Continuing Education in part-time higher education.

Our advocacy and campaigning work has included pressing for a wider chronological approach to teaching history at 14+, and we were closely involved in developing the new GCSE History Pilot covering medieval history and heritage management. We are represented on various key bodies and networks taking forward formal education into the 21st century, including acting as the education coordinator for Heritage Link (representing 83 voluntary sector heritage organisations).  In this capacity, the CBA is taking a key role in the DCMS initiative on built environment education, Engaging Places, and in the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto of the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).

The Job
The main purpose of the job is to implement the Key Stage 3 and AS/A level elements of the Engaging with the Historic Environment.  

The main duties and responsibilities are to:

1 assist the development of and implement the CBA's formal and education strategy;

2 carry out a survey of teachers' use of archaeology at Key Stage 3, analyse the results and write a report based on these;

3 develop guidance to support using archaeology at Key Stage 3, based on previous research;

4 carry out research into the take up of AS/A level archaeology in schools and colleges by young people and adults and write up the results;

5 undertake a marketing campaign to increase the take up AS/A level archaeology, in coordination with the AQA awarding body;

6 develop a programme of guidance and support for new tutors of AS/A level archaeology in coordination with the AQA awarding body;

7 liaise with, and inform, CBA Officers, staff and specialist committees on matters relating to 11-14 and further education;

8 respond to queries about archaeology in 11-14 and further education;

9 develop and maintain liaison with other relevant bodies concerned with education and the historic environment;

10 cooperate with other officers in the dissemination of information;

11 be (or become) conversant with, and make use of, in-house computer hardware and software;

12 perform such other reasonable duties as the Director or Head of Education and Outreach may request.

Internally, the postholder will report to the Head of Education and Outreach.

Qualifications and Background
The job requires someone with an experience or knowledge of heritage education and an understanding of current developments in education.  You will be confident about dealing with teachers and groups of pupils and students.  The ability to work to time constraints is essential, as is the ability to devise and carry out research, analyse results and write up reports.  Some experience of working with schools will be an advantage, as will the ability to devise guidance for use in the classroom in support of programmes of study.

You should enjoy working as part of a team in a busy office with other hard-working professionals.  A significant amount of travel will be involved.

Salary and Contract
Salary between 19,868 and 24,214. An additional ten percent of gross salary is available as an employer's contribution to a pension scheme.  The project will last for 2 years from January 2008.

Working Conditions
The post is based at the CBA office in St Mary's House, 66 Bootham, York. The normal working day is 9.00am - 5.00pm, though this may be varied with the Director's agreement. The post may call for some evening and weekend working, for which time off is allowed in lieu. This post carries a holiday entitlement of 24 days, with additional days at Christmas, Easter and some bank holidays (usually amounting to an extra ten days leave per year).

Your Application
No application form is provided: you are asked to send a full CV and the names and addresses of two referees together with a letter explaining why you are the person we are looking for.

Applications (3 copies) should be sent to Archaeology Education Jobs, CBA, St Mary's House, 66 Bootham, York YO30 7BZ, or by email to [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> , by 19th November 2007. Interviews will be held in York in the first week in December. The successful candidate will be asked to join us from early January 2008.

Don Henson
1 November 2007

 

PROJECT OFFICER (continuing education)
Are you passionate about archaeology education? Do you want to see part-time courses for adults continue to thrive? Do you want to see local archaeology groups have access to up-to-date archaeological knowledge and skills? Do you have the skills to carry out research, analyse survey responses, conduct face-to-face interviews and write up a research report? Would you like to work for an organisation at the forefront of archaeological education in the UK?

If so then you should be interested in taking up a fixed-term post as an English Heritage funded project officer with the Council for British Archaeology to work on Engaging with the Historic Environment.  The aims of this project are:

a. to enable more people, from more diverse backgrounds, to gain an understanding of archaeology through formal education;

b. to demonstrate the wider social value of archaeology to educational policy makers and organisations;

c. to secure multiple entry points for engagement with archaeology as part of lifelong learning

The post is based in the historic city of York, and includes an excellent package of benefits, including a salary of between 19,868 to 24,214 based on experience, plus pension.

Further details from Mike Heyworth, Director, CBA, St Mary's House 66 Bootham, York YO30 7BZ (tel 01904 671417, email [log in to unmask]). Closing date 19th November 2007.

FURTHER PARTICULARS
The CBA
Founded in 1944, the CBA is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. Through our Council, eleven English regional branches, CBA Wales/Cymru, the Council for Scottish Archaeology and a small permanent staff team, the CBA works throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology, and to promote the appreciation and care of the historic environment for the benefit of present and future generations.
 
Membership of the Council is both institutional and individual, and currently consists of 630 regional and national organisations, and c 10,000 individuals of all ages, including members of the CBA's Young Archaeologists' Club (for those aged between 8 and 16).

The CBA's strategy can be summed up as 'Archaeology for all'. The CBA wants to increase opportunities for participation and learning through archaeology. Core activities are championing forward-looking approaches; informing and influencing decision-makers in education and conservation policy; providing high quality information to help people engage with archaeology; co-ordinating networks of people and organisations; acting as a forum for archaeology; actively involving young people in archaeology; and developing and executing strategically significant projects.

Our Education Work
The CBA has long been active in the field of archaeology education.  It currently acts as an advocate throughout the UK for greater use of archaeology in formal education, and greater opportunities for following an interest in archaeology through education.  We also seek to support teachers and tutors who wish to se archaeology in their teaching, and archaeologists who wish to engage with school and college audiences.  We also support the Subject Committee for Archaeology in its work representing archaeology in higher education, and the Standing Conference of Archaeology in Continuing Education in part-time higher education.

Our advocacy and campaigning work has included speaking out on behalf of continuing education and helping people find courses suited to their needs across the whole United Kingdom.  We are represented on various key bodies and networks taking forward formal education into the 21st century, including acting as the education coordinator for Heritage Link (representing 83 voluntary sector heritage organisations).  The Head of Education and Outreach also acts as co-chair of the Inclusion Working Group for Heritage Link. The CBA strongly supports the voluntary sector in archaeology and seeks to make sure that this sector's needs are accounted for in the work of bodies like the Archaeology Training Forum.

The Job
The main purpose of the job is to implement the continuing education elements of the Engaging with the Historic Environment.  

The main duties and responsibilities are to:

1 assist the development of and implement the CBA's formal and informal education strategy;

2 compile and maintain a database of all part-time courses in archaeology;

3 devise and carry out research into the provision of archaeology in continuing education, analyse the results and write up a report showing the contribution these courses make to supporting the voluntary sector in archaeology;

4 devise and carry out a campaign of advocacy aimed at saving, maintaining or increasing the provision of archaeology continuing education to meet the needs of volunteers;

5 liaise with, and inform, CBA Officers, staff and specialist committees on all matters relating to continuing education and the voluntary sector;

6 respond to enquiries about art-time courses in archaeology;

7 maintain an awareness of relevant national developments in education;

8 develop and maintain liaison with other relevant bodies concerned with education and the historic environment;

9 support the Standing Conference for Archaeology in Continuing Education and service their meetings;

10 cooperate with other officers in the dissemination of information;

11 be (or become) conversant with, and make use of, in-house computer hardware and software;

12 perform such other reasonable duties as the Director or Head of Education and Outreach may request.

Internally, the postholder will report to the Head of Education and Outreach.

Qualifications and Background
The job requires someone with an experience or knowledge of heritage education and an understanding of current developments in education.  You will be confident about dealing with teachers and groups of pupils and students.  The ability to work to time constraints is essential, as is the ability to devise and carry out research, analyse results and write up reports.  Some experience of working in part-time adult education will be an advantage.

You should enjoy working as part of a team in a busy office with other hard-working professionals.  A significant amount of travel will be involved.

Salary and Contract
Salary between 19,868 and 24,214.  An additional ten percent of gross salary is available as an employer's contribution to a pension scheme.  The project will last for 17 months from January 2008.

Working Conditions
The post is based at the CBA office in St Mary's House, 66 Bootham, York. The normal working day is 9.00am - 5.00pm, though this may be varied with the Director's agreement. The post may call for some evening and weekend working, for which time off is allowed in lieu. This post carries a holiday entitlement of 24 days, with additional days at Christmas, Easter and some bank holidays (usually amounting to an extra ten days leave per year).

Your Application
No application form is provided: you are asked to send a full CV and the names and addresses of two referees together with a letter explaining why you are the person we are looking for.

Applications (3 copies) should be sent to Archaeology Education Jobs, CBA, St Mary's House, 66 Bootham, York YO30 7BZ, or by email to [log in to unmask] <mailto:[log in to unmask]> , by 19th November 2007. Interviews will be held in York in the first week in December. The successful candidate will be asked to join us from early January 2008.

Don Henson

1 November 2007

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