Scottish history lovers wanted for perfect summer job

Jarlshof on Shetland is looking for a steward this summer to help tell the story of the site first occupied by humans more than 4,000-years-ago. www.geograph.co.uk.
Jarlshof on Shetland is looking for a steward this summer to help tell the story of the site first occupied by humans more than 4,000-years-ago. www.geograph.co.uk.
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If history is your thing, one of Scotland’s most fascinating prehistoric settlements could have the perfect job on offer this summer.

Jarlshof on Shetland is looking for recruits to take visitors through more than 4,000 years of human occupation at the dramatic coastal site.

The settlement spans many periods with late Neolithic houses, a Bronze Age village, an Iron Age broch and wheelhouse, a large Norse house, a medieval farm, and a 16th century laird’s house all found at Jarlshof over time.

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Now it could become your manor for the summer with a part-time steward needed to uncover fascinating stories from Jarlshof, which was first occupied around 2700BC.

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Historic Environment to Scotland said it was a “tourism job unlike any other” with the right candidate to enhance the public’s understanding of the site. Managing school groups and selling souvenirs will also be part of the day-to-day duties

For more information, visit www.historicenvironmentscotland.scot