Mit Rahina 2016 Field School: Applications Open

May 12th, 2016

Mit Rahina 2016
Site Management and Heritage Field-Schools
Saturday 18th September to Thursday 27th October 2016 (FS3)
Sunday 6th November to Saturday 17th December 2016 (FS4)
Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA)

Three of our field school students examine a colossus of Ramesses II located at Memphis

Three of our 2015 field school students examine a colossus of Ramesses II from Memphis

Applications are opened to inspectors of the Ministry of Antiquities (MA) for the Mit Rahina 2016 Site Management and Heritage Field-School run by AERA. There are 25 places for Inspectors of the Ministry of Antiquities for each field school. 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 first field-school, FS 3, takes place from Sunday 18th September to Thursday 27th October 2016. The second field school, FS 4, takes place from Sunday 6th November to Saturday 17th December 2016. 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 emphasize any previous experience with site management, heritage, and interaction with the public. Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 25th of May, 2016 via email to AERA at: minantfs@aeraweb.org

Interviews take place on Monday 30th May 2016 at the Ministry of Antiquities offices in Zamalek.

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

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