The Community Archaeologists at MOLA lead community engagement projects and support our clients’ community engagement initiatives. The award-winning team manages the long-running Thames Discovery Programme and CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network), facilitate community digs and host events, including walks, talks, hands-on workshop and conferences.
Senior Community Archaeologist
As Senior Community Archaeologist, Josh engages children and young people with the Thames Discovery Programme through foreshore visits and classroom sessions. He is also developing a new foreshore recording group for young people aged 8-18 with support from Tideway. He joined MOLA in 2015, as a Trainee Archaeologist and undertook field training with MOLA whilst working towards an NVQ in Archaeological Practice. He then worked in the field team before joining the Thames Discovery Programme as a Senior Community Archaeologist.
He has a BA in Modern History from the University of Westminster and trained as primary school teacher at London Metropolitan University. After graduating he worked as both a full time class teacher and a supply teacher in schools across North London. Josh was also a member of the Museum of London Archaeological Archive Schools and Family Volunteer team winning the Marsh Trust Award for Volunteers in Museum Learning in 2014.