The South Africa Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) is committed to skills development and skills upliftment mainly within the heritage sector, thereby creating employment opportunities for graduates and students to get practical work experience which will complement their studies or/and improve their competence and employability. This effort coincides with the Department of Arts and Culture’s strategic objective on job creation through the Mzansi Golden Economy.
The internships offered are as follows. Dowload the document below for more details
- Archeology Paleontology and Meteorites (1)
- Heritage Resources Protection (0)
- Maritime Underwater and Cultural Heritage (1)
- Heritage Objects (2)
- Properties (1)
Israel and the Crusades
May 22 – June 12, 2016
Taught in and around the King Herod’s ancient harbor in the National Park of Caesarea Maritima, Israel, this program is a small, specialized field school taught by University of Rhode Island History and Archaeology faculty, and a URI Scientific Diving Instructor. The program is offered in collaboration with the Israel Antiquities Authority.
1.Collection and analysis of surface and underwater archaeological data, for the study of the territory.
2.Reconstruction of the fluvial landscape in the classical and post-classical period: identification of the elements characterising the morphology of the territory; possible paleoenvironmental changes due to climate change and the impact of human activity.
3.Analysis of the dynamics of settlement and land use of the Stella river, with particular attention to the links between river, lagoon and nautical transport.
4.Preparation of an archaeological map of the Stella river.
5.The preparation of an English-language monograph concerning the human occupancy of the area, to be published in an international series after a double blind peer-review. The said monograph need not be finished by the end of the three-year period, but the relevant scientific data must have been collected and partially elaborated.
About the position: Both full and part-time positions are available. The Full-time museum educator will begin as a part-time, hourly position that is a benefit-non-eligible position with the Museums Interpretive and Educational staff. The part-time educator works less than 30/wk, as an average, but during many weeks may be assigned as much 30- 40 hrs. /wk.; rarely, there may also be no weekly hours assigned during certain weeks of the slow season. After a 90-day probationary period, eligible educators are assigned full-time status by having requisite experience and passing their qualifications. Full-time educators work a weekly average of 30 hrs. or more year-round, and are entitled to company benefits. A Museum Educator assists with and supervises special events, day programs, and overnight activities; learns and provides public presentations, tours, day programs, and overnight activities. A Museum educator who attains the rating of Chief works closely with and supervises Ship’s Crew members to develop their ability to learn and deliver presentations and to become more effective museum employees. A Chief Educator will also supervise and manage education day-programs, overnight programs, and serve as the lead crewperson during special event staffing. Chief educators can be full or part-time. All Museum Educators maintain and wear a replica period enlisted uniform and assist with and supervise the completion of daily clean-up, preventive maintenance, and curatorial preservation in the museum and on board the ships.
Following the success of the University of Geneva Terra Submersa expedition in 2014, the summer school offers an intensive course on a new, multidisciplinary scientific field: Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research (CSPR).
The course aims at educating postgraduate students and young scientists to move across the boundaries of marine geosciences and archaeology, in order to shed light on the interaction between our ancestors with the dynamically changing environment.
Practically, the summer school will take place in Porto Cheli (Greece), and include field trips to the prehistoric site of Franchthi Cave and surrounding area. Its objective is to give the opportunity for young archaeologists and geoscientists to:
Become familiar with marine geophysical techniques (multibeam, side scan sonar, sub bottom profiler), marine geological methodologies as well as data acquisition, post-processing and interpretation. Understand paleoclimate and sea-level changes and their interaction with isostatic and tectonic vertical movements Link climate, sea level and environmental changes to the archaeology of people who lived on and migrated across the continental shelf. Familiarize with key themes in coastal prehistory.