TENDER DEADLINE EXTENDED : Archaeological Supervisor for the Stop, Look and Listen Project
21 June 2012
TENDER DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 2 JULY
ARCH brief for an Archaeological Supervisor for the Stop, Look and Listen Project
Archaeological Supervision and on-site tuition, as described below, for the Delve into the Past SLL programme:
About Delve into the Past
This project will deliver an inclusive community excavation project at Foulis near Evanton. The project aims to enable participants to achieve a working knowledge and understanding of best practice in pre-excavation skills and techniques, including desk based survey and assessment; excavation; site recording techniques; and post- excavation work and interpretation, including finds processing, and report writing. Whilst the project is designed for adult participants of all abilities, during the excavation both a complementary children’s programme and childcare will also be offered. Additionally, during the excavation, transport will be provided from a public transport hub.
Provide 14 days supervision for community participants in the Delve into the Past Community excavation (14th – 29th July), plus one day before the excavation and one day afterwards, assisting the director with preparation and final tidying up. The supervisor will be required to coordinate and supervise the following elements of the excavation project:
2. On-site survey (including Site and Feature Planning; Electronic Distance
3. Measuring; Taking and Reducing Levels)
4. Finds Processing
5. Taking and Processing Samples
6. Recording (Including Context Recording, Section Drawing, Photographic
Recording, Electronic Distance Measuring; Site and Personal Excavation
Diarying, completion of indices and other site documentation).
7. Stabilisation of finds.
2. On-site tuition
Provide tuition in all elements of excavation and recording required, responding to participants abilities, needs and aspirations. The model of tuition will be to support learning through doing, ensuring that participants have access to a variety of learning opportunities throughout the excavation.
3. Accountability and Responsibility
The Archaeological Supervisor is accountable to the ARCH Project Officer who will direct the Community Excavations. Regular site coordination meetings will be held throughout the 14 days in order to monitor, review and evaluate the progression and direction of the excavation and the learning opportunities being provided.
The Archaeological Supervisor is jointly responsible with the ARCH Project Officer for the completion of all site records; responsible excavation and safe reinstatement of the the site.
Completion Dates: August 2012.
We require that all those tendering for this contract be able to demonstrate experience of working on community excavations, with members of the public; in a supervisory capacity. We also require that applicants be at least Practitioner Members of the Institute of Field Archaeologists. Experience of excavation in the Highlands would be desirable.
Please submit costed specification for provision of above services, by email, to ARCH, SLL project (firstname.lastname@example.org), no later than 29th June 2012.