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Treasure Finds Liaison Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

A dedicated and enthusiastic individual is sought to join the Heritage Conservation group to help record and protect the rich and varied historic environment of Kent. Your primary responsibility will be to assist the Finds Liaison Officer (FLO) in managing the process of treasure reporting under the Treasure Act 1996. As such, you will be integral to the recording of artefacts as part of the British Museum’s Portable Antiquities Scheme. The work will involve helping to report, process and return treasure cases, record new non-treasure finds and, where necessary, improve earlier records. You will also assist the FLO in dealing with inquiries from members of the public, attending meetings of metal detecting clubs, and liaising with archaeologists and museum curators primarily in relation to processing Treasure finds. The post will be available on a full-time basis until the end of March 2022.

You will have, a good degree in archaeology (or a related discipline) or equivalent relevant expertise. Familiarity with artefact identification and recording, good organisational skills, a disciplined approach to work and good written English are also required, together with the ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines. Previous experience of computerised databases and good communication and interpersonal skills will also be needed. A working knowledge of object photography and photo editing will also be needed.

 

Interviews will be held on Monday 16th August 2021.

 

Contact Details

Lis Dyson

Heritage Conservation Manager

Tel: 03000 413364

E-mail: Lis.dyson@kent.gov.uk 

 

Jo Ahmet

Finds Liaison Officer

Tel 03000 410053

E-mail: Jo.ahmet@kent.gov.uk

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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