Mit Rahina 2015: MA Applications Open

August 27th, 2015

Mit Rahina 2015: Site Management and Heritage Field-School
Saturday 3rd October to Thursday 12th November, 2015 (FS1)

Applications are opened to inspectors of the Ministry of Antiquities (MA) for the Mit Rahina 2015 Site Management and Heritage Field-School run by Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA). There are 20 places for Inspectors of the Ministry of Antiquities currently working in the Greater Cairo area. Applicants must have been with the MA for longer than one year, and may have had a field-school before.

The Mit Rahina project is developing a walking circuit of eight archaeological sites for visitors to experience the rich cultural heritage of ancient Memphis. The Mit Rahina Site management and Heritage Field-school provides training in preparing desk-based site assessments; archaeological recording and site preparation; techniques of site management and cultural heritage, including production of signage and site interpretation materials; as well as development of activities for interaction with the public. The training will include site work in Mit Rahina, lectures and workshops as well as report writing and presentations. Applicants must have a serious interest in explaining archaeological sites to the public.

The field-school takes place from Saturday 3rd October to Thursday 12th November, 2015 (FS1). The field-school is non-residential. Teaching takes place at AERA’s archaeological centre in Giza (Haram) and on site at Mit Rahina. Students must be able to arrive in Giza at 6.30am and stay until 6.30pm every day except Thursday afternoon and Fridays. Transport is provided from Giza to the site (Mit Rahina). The teaching is in Arabic and English, but archaeological recording, course work and report writing is in English. Therefore students’ knowledge of English must be very good. Additional foreign languages are desirable.

Applicants should send a 2 page Curriculum Vitae in English, and emphasise any previous experience with site management, heritage, and interaction with the public. Applications must be submitted, by Thursday 3rd September 2015, via email to: shaabansca@yahoo.com and minantfs@aeraweb.org.

Interviews take place on Sunday 6th September, 2015 at the Ministry of Antiquities offices in Zamalek. The field-school starts at Giza on Saturday 3rd October, 2015.

The field-school is contingent on permission and security clearances from the Ministry of Antiquities.

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