We have a fantastic opportunity for someone with a degree or background in archaeology to join our team. We are looking for a maternity cover for our Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) in Buckinghamshire.
What does a Finds Liaison Officer do?
Thousands of objects over 300 years old or of significant county interest are recorded every year after being found by gardeners, walkers and detectorists onto the Portable Antiquities Scheme. The objects recorded are used by researchers so by recording you are personally helping to advance knowledge of the history and archaeology of the county.
The Portable Antiquities Scheme is a voluntary scheme to record archaeological objects found by the public, including metal detector users, to advance archaeological knowledge and to increase opportunities for active public engagement in archaeology. This data is published on www.finds.org.uk and is made available to the nearest Historic and Environmental Record.
The post is maternity cover for 12 months, and the candidate will need to run the FLO office to the current working standards. The candidate will be expected to run finds days and the occasional archaeological outreach day to promote the scheme. This is a high pressure role, and the candidate should be comfortable managing a large workload with the ability to work on own initiative.
The ideal candidate will have a degree in archaeology or a related discipline, or considerable relevant experience, together with experience of finds identification, recording and database entry, and public outreach work in a museum or archaeology environment. The post holder will be highly organised when working under pressure and to deadlines. A high level of PC literacy is key, in particular, a sound knowledge of using databases, to allow effective recording of finds on the Schemes finds database.
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