MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology)

River Recoveries Events Assistant

The Thames Discovery Programme (TDP), hosted by MOLA, is one of the UK’s most successful community archaeology projects. The project provides access to archaeology and leads efforts to record the largest archaeological site in the UK; the Thames foreshore.

The River Recoveries Events Assistant will support events and public outreach activities for TDP’s River Recoveries project. The role will assist the project team with event marketing, managing bookings, customer service, event organisation and delivery, supporting both online and in person events.

The River Recoveries Project aims to support London’s communities in their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, by encouraging participation in foreshore activities and volunteering. River Recoveries is generously funded by National Lottery players through the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with additional support from Historic England, The Port of London Authority, and the Corporation of London Archaeological Trust.




London, N1 7ED


25 Hours per week


£10.85/hr (London Living Wage)

Number of Positions



10.00am Fri 10 Dec 21

MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) is an experienced and innovative archaeology and built heritage practice.

We have been providing independent, professional heritage advice and services for over 40 years across the UK and internationally on schemes both large and small.

Our commercial services are designed to help our development, infrastructure and construction sector clients to meet their planning process requirements swiftly and expertly, with the certainty and value they need.

As an education charity our aim is to inspire people to be curious about their heritage.

We are proud of our award-winning community engagement and education programmes, which are founded on partnership and participation.

As an Independent Research Organisation, we set out to share the knowledge and information we generate with the widest audience possible for the benefit of society.

The research we conduct as part of the planning and development process takes place alongside our own research framework.

Key activities:

  • Assist with event administration, including managing bookings using tools such as Eventbrite and Doodle polls, and supporting the hosting of online events on Zoom and GoToWebinar
  • Promote River Recovery project events through TDP website, social media, events listings and local network
  • Provide high-quality customer service to volunteers, participants and attendees
  • Support the project team with event organisation (including venue hire, refreshments, organising equipment and resources, and volunteer rotas)
  • Support the project team with event delivery, including guided walks, archaeological fieldwork, online and in person talks and workshops.
  • Assist with monitoring and evaluating project events, including maintaining accurate records and collating feedback

The role will be home-based for the duration of COVID-19 restrictions, with flexible home/office working available once restrictions are lifted. Office working will be based at Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, London, N1 7ED.

The role will involve frequent travel to sites and venues within Greater London. Weekend, evening and early morning work will be common to support working with volunteers and community groups, and to deliver events on the Thames foreshore at low tide. Flexibility with working hours will be required and expected, with time of in lieu given for working outside normal working hours.

You must be aged 16-24 years old, and unemployed and claiming Universal Credit.

The role asks that you are:

  • Customer-focused, with good interpersonal skills working with a diverse range of people.
  • Good IT skills, with experience of MS Excel and online video conferencing platforms (e.g. Zoom or MS Teams).
  • Good written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight schedules.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience of event organisation.
  • Experience of working with community projects and volunteers.

This programme is being delivered as part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme.

To be eligible to apply you must be aged 18 – 24 and claiming universal credit.

  • If interested please talk and inquire about this specific role to your job coach before the 10:00 am 1st of Dec

Read more about the Kickstart scheme here.


This role is offered as part of the government's Kickstart Scheme.