Chief Storyteller and Memory Maker

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Chief Storyteller and Memory Maker

Salary £18,746 to £22,658 (FTE) commensurate with skills, experience and enthusiasm. The position may be full-time or part-time, job shares considered; flexible working essential.

The Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT) is an educational charity which was established in 1975. Its objective is ‘to advance the education of the public in archaeology’, and it achieves this with the support of funding from a variety of sources, including Welsh Government. CPAT is one of four Welsh Archaeological Trusts (WATs) which work to help protect, record and interpret all aspects of the historic environment. This includes the provision of advice to local authorities on archaeology and planning, undertaking archaeological projects for private- and public-sector clients, and delivering a programme of community archaeology events and activities.

Your job will be to deliver CPAT’s education and outreach activities, working closely with the Trust’s Director and other colleagues in the development of a programme largely funded by Cadw grant aid.

This is a ‘community archaeology’ role; however the way in which the role is delivered can be extremely flexible. It will depend to a large extent on your own interests and enthusiasms, and we welcome applications from a diverse range of backgrounds. You may have a background in archaeology and heritage, but this is not essential, as long as you are interested in the past and in the area in which CPAT operates. The role is intended:

  • To deliver existing public engagement and outreach commitments, including open days, public presentations, work with schools, and other public events in co-ordination with the other Welsh Archaeological Trusts, Cadw and other partners as appropriate.
  • To develop a range of public outreach and engagement initiatives across the Clwyd-Powys region, involving innovative and imaginative solutions to some of the issues faced working in a predominantly rural area of low population density.
  • To educate and engage people directly in caring for the historic environment in a sustainable way, and to build sustainable long-term partnerships with schools and local community groups.
  • To continue to build on the success of CPAT’s ‘Friends’ scheme through the provision of activities, events, lectures and other information.
  • To develop CPAT’s social media and other marketing strands, including the website.
  • To seek additional funding for education, outreach and other project activities.
  • To collect and monitor data and produce reports on the outcomes of projects.

The following attributes are essential for this role:

  • Interest in archaeology and/or heritage
  • Enthusiasm and the ability to convey it
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Clean full manual driving licence
  • Flexible working (evenings and weekends)
  • Experience of working with volunteers

In addition the following attributes are desirable:

  • Experience of archaeology and heritage
  • Fundraising experience
  • Experience of marketing
  • Proficient in use of social media
  • Local/regional knowledge
  • Welsh speaker
  • CIfA membership

For further information and an informal discussion about the role please email the Trust Director, Paul Belford (, in the first instance (a response may be by telephone or email).

To apply for the job please send a CV and covering letter by email to the same address, with the names of two referees. Include links to social or conventional media, or anything else which you feel may support your application. Please also indicate whether you wish to work full-time or part-time and how many hours per week you feel you could commit to the post.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 12th February 2017. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 6th March.
Hard copy applications by post or any other means will not be accepted.

    Please quote BAJR in your application.