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:

Winter – Spring Placements

Application Period – December 4th – January 8th.

Placements Hosted – February 2018 – May 2018

Roles Available:

JORVIK Viking Centre Handling Collection Placement Winter 2018

A chance to gain experience running our JORVIK Viking Centre finds handling collections during our busy Viking Festival period. 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 February 12th – 18th 2018 for 5 days.

Download the JORVIK Viking Centre Handling Collection Placement Winter 2018 role description here.

JORVIK Viking Centre Handling Collection Placement Spring 2018

A chance to gain experience running our JORVIK Viking Centre finds handling collections during the busy Easter 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 March 19th – April 15th 2018 for 10 days.

Download the JORVIK Viking Centre Handling Collection Placement Spring 2018 role description here.

Summer – Autumn Placements

Application Period – 9th April – 6th May

Placements Hosted – July 2018 – November 2018

Roles Available: To be released February 2018.

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.