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If you are a BA (Hons) Primary Education student from York St John’s University seeking a SOTS placement then please click this link below:

Applications for 2020 Winter & Spring Placements will open in December 2020.

We have a range of placement opportunities offering short-term involvement and experience in The JORVIK Group over our busy February, Easter summer and autumn periods. The exact placements on offer at each application will vary but we hope the details below give you an idea on some of the options that may be available.

If you’d like to be the first to hear about the latest placement opportunities, we recommend signing up for our placements mailing list.

Curatorial Interpretation Placement 

Now full for applicants 

Download the Curatorial Interpretation Placement role description here 

Educational Interpretation Placement 

Now full for applicants 

Download the Educational Interpretation Placement role description here 

Heritage Opportunities Placement 

Now full for applicants 

Download the Heritage Opportunities Placement role description here 

JORVIK Handling Collection Placement 

Download the JORVIK Handling Collection Placement role description here

How do I apply?

Apply here whilst our application period is open.

Applications are usually advertised and open around December for placements happening February – April and in April for placements happening between June–October.

Can I apply outside of an application period?

We regret we are unable to accept applications outside of the application periods

What happens after I apply?

After an application period closes we will contact everyone who has applied and arrange to meet with those people we may have a suitable place for. At this meeting we will ask you some questions to see if we can match you to a suitable placement. We will be able to allocate and confirm the placements after the meeting. Any offer of a place will just be pending references.

Can I apply from abroad or if I don’t live in York?

We welcome applications from outside of York. Overseas applicants will need to ensure they can arrange a suitable visa to allow them to undertake the placement. We are happy to arrange video interviews for anyone from abroad or anyone unable to travel to York for their interview.

How old do I need to be to undertake a placement?

All our placements are open to anyone aged 18 or above. For anyone under 18 years of age we offer work experience via the NYBEP (North Yorkshire Business & Education Partnership) scheme which offers York schools opportunities to get involved in the Trust. Details of this scheme are available in all participating schools and colleges.

Next Intake Period


Application Period – 9th December 2019 – 5th January 2020

Roles Available:

To be confirmed.

Placement Dates:

Placements will be available – February 17th – 23rd and March 30th – April 19th. The exact availability of date will depend on the placement chosen.

Training Dates:

Welcome Day – Monday 3rd February 10 am – 1pm or Wednesday 5th February 1pm – 5pm

Role Induction Day JORVIK Collections Up-Close Guide – Monday 10th February 10 am – 1 pm

Role Induction Day JORVIK Viking Festival Roles – Wednesday 12th February 2 pm – 4.30 pm

We can offer a placement without attendance at these dates. However, for some of our placements they can be a helpful introduction to your role. As such we will offer all our placements the opportunity to attend any relevant sessions they wish to come to.


Please download our common facts and questions sheet here.

If you have any questions please send an email to

You will be given a chance to read our Privacy Notice before applying to volunteer/undertake a placement with us.  You can also click here to read this.

For anyone seeking on-going opportunities please do also take a look at our volunteers page.