Job Opportunity: Assistant Stonemasonry Instructor (Carving)

Organisation: World Monuments Fund
Salary: £1,600/month plus accommodation
Location: Mafraq, Jordan
Hours: May 2019-October 2019 (six months)

World Monuments Fund Britain is seeking a stonemason with experience in carving and an interest in conservation to help train Syrian refugees in the craft.  

Since Sept 2017, World Monuments Fund Britain has been running a training centre in Mafraq, Jordan, twelve miles from the Jordanian border. The project, which is supported by the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund, is seeking to address three issues that arise from the conflict in the Middle East: war that has damaged the historic fabric of Syria, Iraq and other countries; a lack of skills to conserve that heritage once war ends; and large numbers of refugees and displaced people who are in search of a future. Our project, in its own small way, is a solution which gives Syrian refugees the skill to restore their own heritage.  
So far  over 45 refugees and local Jordanians, men and women have been trained.

A second phase of activity is commecing, in which 20 current students are being trained to a higher level, with the express aim of getting them into employment and improving livelihoods. For more information about the initiative please visit 

We are seeking an Assistant Instructor to work alongside our Master Mason and a support team which includes an architectural lecturer and project manager, all of who are based at our Mafraq centre.  

The Assistant Instructor will support the Master Mason in all aspects of training, including to:
• Assist with general masonry training
• Assist with development of training in carving
• Plan and implement carving exercises involving a wide range of ornamental and architectural styles
• Liaise with the project manager and architectural lecturer as appropriate 
• Support the project manager, architectural lecturer and Master Mason in ensuring that appropriate Health & Safety and safeguarding policies are maintained
• Contribute towards project communications, reporting and promotion, with partners at the Petra National Trust, the British Council and World Monuments Fund Britain

We are looking for a confident individual, someone who is resilient and self-reliant and able to work in the environment of this Jordanian border town. An understanding of Arabic is not necessary for training purposes, but a willingness and ability to engage people of diverse backgrounds and cultures is important.  

Flights and transport to Mafraq will be provided by WMFB. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a short CV and covering letter to   by 3rd May 2019. We’d like to understand about your skills and experience, and how you would cope working in a place like Mafraq.  If you would like an informal chat to dicuss the job role please contact John Darlington, Executive Director, World Monuments Fund Britain, Mobile: 07480 337111 Email:




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