A two-year project to develop a research framework for contemporary archaeology in Scotland is looking for an enthusiastic person to co-ordinate its activities.
The International Network for Contemporary Archaeology in Scotland (INCAScot) is a Royal Society of Edinburgh funded project, led by Dr Alex Hale (Historic Environment Scotland), Dr Kenny Brophy (University of Glasgow), Dr Gavin MacGregor (Northlight Heritage) and Dr Antonia Thomas (University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute).
Its aims are to bring together academics and arts practitioners, community activists and the heritage sector and, by exploring interdisciplinary case studies (tied into the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals), develop the research framework in collaboration with the Scottish Archaeology Research Framework project (ScARF).
To enable the smooth running of an international network, the group is seeking a partner – a flexible freelance opportunity with a maximum budget of £6,000 with the expectation of c 40 days of work across the two years duration of the project:
Role of the International Network Partner:
- The partner will be responsible for the co-organisation of the international network over two years
- We expect the partner to co-produce and participate in the network’s activities
- The partner will play a key role in sustaining the network, influence the success of the network’s outcomes and contribute to the delivery of the overall goals.
- In close collaboration, with the network leads; develop, deliver and manage a co-ordinating website
- Organise quarterly meetings for the international participants
- Co-produce focus group meetings, events and activities
- Co-produce and deliver a final event
- Co-produce event reports, archive materials and legacy documents
Skills and Experience: (Essential / Desirable)
- Experience of working with a distributed group of people (D)
- Experience of sustaining communications across different social media channels and using Open Source platforms, such as Padlet (E)
- Ability to arrange and manage disparate events (D)
- Skilled to undertake specific and varied tasks, as outlined by the network leads (E)
- Experience at enabling others to remain task-focused (D)
- Experience of costing, tendering and delivering websites, with experience of platforms such as WordPress (E)
- Skilled at curating and developing digital content (E)
- Skilled at time-management and project planning (D)
- Experienced in successful delivery of projects within budget (E)
- Excellent communication skills (D)
- Experience of global heritage issues (D)
- An understanding of the opportunities that Contemporary Archaeology can present to different disciplines and practices (D)