Placements

Ask the ArchaeologistOur 2018 placement programme is open

To give placements a high quality experience and focused support; placements will be offered through two application periods as follows:

Summer – Autumn Placements

Application Period – 9th April – 6th May

Training Day – we may ask anyone undertaking a placement to attend a training day on 6th June 9.30 am – 5.00 pm. Please do talk to us about this if you are planning to undertake a placement with us but will not be in York on 6th June.

Placements Hosted – July 2018 – November 2018 (please see individual placement descriptions for exact dates).

Roles Available: JORVIK Collections Placement, Curatorial Interpretation Placement, Heritage Opportunities Placement, DIG Summer Placement, Educational Interpretation Placement, Visitor Survey Placement

JORVIK Viking Centre Collections Placement Summer & Autumn 2018

A chance to gain experience running our JORVIK Viking Centre finds collections during the busy summer and autumn school holidays. The collections help orientate visitors with the Coppergate excavations and the findings which led to the JORVIK Viking Centre.

It is an ideal placement for anyone seeking experience of heritage and collections interpretation.

Available 25th June – 3rd September 2018 or 22nd October – 4th November 2018.

Download the JORVIK Viking Centre Collections Placement Summer/Autumn 2018 role description here.

Curatorial Interpretation Placement

A chance to gain experience of how we research, care for interpret our archaeological collection and use the finds to engage people with the past.

This is an ideal placement for anyone seeking experience of heritage, collections or interpretation management.

Available July – early September and late October – early November 2018.

Download the Curatorial Interpretation Placement role description here.

Heritage Opportunities Placement

A chance to gain experience across a broad range of the Trust’s work from visitor facing attraction roles to time in key departments such as our curatorial, education and archaeology
teams.

This is an ideal placement for anyone considering a future career in heritage and seeking experience of a broad range opportunities to gain an understanding of the types of roles
undertaken within the profession.

Available July – November 2018.

Download the Heritage Opportunities Placement role description here.

DIG Summer Placement

A chance to gain experience of family learning at our archaeological adventure attraction by assisting to interpret our exhibition spaces and some family tours.

This is an ideal placement for anyone seeking experience of education in other settings, family learning and archaeological interpretation.

Available July – early September and late October – early November 2018.

Download the DIG Summer Placement role description here.

Educational Interpretation Placement

A chance to gain experience in our education team through involvement in our DIG school tours and by shadowing tours and workshops at our four other attractions.

Managed by our Education Team this is an ideal placement for anyone seeking experience of education in other settings and those considering a career in museum education.

Available early September – late October 2018.

Download the Educational Interpretation Placement role description here.

Visitor Survey Placement

A chance to gain experience in our marketing team of visitor surveying to help us gain increased understanding and data to use in the continued development of our services,
visitor experience and marketing plans.

This is an ideal role for anyone seeking marketing experience and those interested in understanding visitor trends in museums.

Available July – early September and late October to early November 2018.

Download the Visitor Survey Placement role description here.

How do I apply?

Wait for an application period to see the roles available. During application periods you will be able to download role descriptions for each placement and an application form which you can submit.

Download the placement application form here.

Can I apply outside of an application period?

We regret we are unable to accept applications outside of the application periods

What happens after I apply?

After an application period closes we will contact everyone who has applied and arrange to meet with those people we may have a suitable place for. At this meeting we will ask you some questions to see if we can match you to a suitable placement. We will be able to allocate and confirm the placements after the meeting. Any offer of a place will just be pending references.

Can I apply from abroad or if I don’t live in York?

We welcome applications from outside of York. Oversees applicants will need to ensure they can arrange a suitable visa to allow them to undertake the placement. We are happy to arrange Skype interviews for anyone from abroad or anyone unable to travel to York for their interview.

How old do I need to be to undertake a placement?

All our placements are open to anyone aged 18 or above. For anyone under 18 years of age we offer work experience via the NYBEP (North Yorkshire Business & Education Partnership) scheme which offers York schools opportunities to get involved in the Trust. Details of this scheme are available in all participating schools and colleges.

Questions?

Please download our common facts and questions sheet here.

If you have any questions please send an email to placements@yorkat.co.uk. The email is not regularly checked outside of application periods so, for if your enquiry is urgent outside of this period please contact us on volunteer@yorkat.co.uk.

For anyone seeking on-going opportunities please do also take a look at http://www.thejorvikgroup.com/getinvolved/volunteers-placements/volunteers.