We’re seeking a new Heritage Professional to join our team

We’re seeking a new Heritage Professional to join our team

About Abarta Heritage

Since we founded Abarta Heritage in 2012, our mission has been to help to preserve, protect and promote Ireland’s incredible heritage. As well as working on a large number of innovative interpretative solutions, we have the privilege of managing projects like the Adopt a Monument Scheme on behalf of the Heritage Council. We work closely with communities to mentor, support and facilitate them to achieve their ambitions and to ensure their local monuments will be safe for future generations. We also focus on creating sustainable tourism through our audits, assessments and conservation management plans. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work, and the enthusiastic, friendly, open and strong relationship that we form with clients. We are looking for someone to join our team to help us to achieve our shared ambitions.

About Abarta Heritage

Since we founded Abarta Heritage in 2012, our mission has been to help to preserve, protect and promote Ireland’s incredible heritage. As well as working on a large number of innovative interpretative solutions, we have the privilege of managing projects like the Adopt a Monument Scheme on behalf of the Heritage Council. We work closely with communities to mentor, support and facilitate them to achieve their ambitions and to ensure their local monuments will be safe for future generations. We also focus on creating sustainable tourism through our audits, assessments and conservation management plans. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work, and the enthusiastic, friendly, open and strong relationship that we form with clients. We are looking for someone to join our team to help us to achieve our shared ambitions.

The Role

We are looking for someone to join our small team of dedicated heritage professionals. Your role will be to work on national community engagement projects and heritage conservation schemes. You will also join the team on fieldwork to visit archaeological and historical sites around Ireland, and to help to communicate their stories to the general public.

We are looking for someone who is passionate and practical about how to engage the general public with Irish heritage, and who understands best practice in conservation. Someone with a high degree of empathy, who knows how to listen, communicate and mediate with a variety of different audiences. Someone who has the ability manage projects, with the ability to work on their own initiative and who can also work well as part of a team.

You will be based in our offices in Clonmel, County Tipperary, but there may be occasions requiring travel and overnight stays for fieldwork. In such instances, accommodation and expenses will be provided.

 

Requirements

You must have:



  • A degree (or higher) in archaeology or heritage related studies.
  • Excellent communication skills – we need someone who is empathetic, and who knows how to actively listen to people. Someone who can communicate technical information and encourage and inspire best practice with communities and volunteers. You will often act as a mediator so an ability to understand and be diplomatic is vital.
  • An ability to write and present information and reports to a very high standard.
  • An understanding or appreciation of best practice in heritage, particularly related to conservation and heritage management.
  • An understanding of the context of the heritage industry in Ireland – an appreciation of the role of the Heritage Council, National Monuments Service, National Museum of Ireland etc.
  • A full Irish driving licence.

Desirable

  • Previous experience in community engagement (for example, involvement in helping to organise or run a Heritage Week event or project).
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Knowledge of interpretation methods and techniques.
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Good photography skills would be very desirable.
  • Experience with social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Salary and Terms of Contract

Annual salary: €31,000 – €34,500 (dependent upon previous experience)

Full-time position.

Application Closing Date

Please send your CV, the contact details of two references and a brief email that describes why you are applying for the job to info@abartaheritage.ie, before 5pm on Thursday 12th September 2019.