The New Tiberias Excavation Project - 2014 Application Form

The 2014 Autumn Season

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    Address

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    Emergency Contact Information

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    Excavation experience

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    Additional Skills

    All volunteers will be engaged in all types of archaeological activities, as needed, but some considerations will be given to your preferences.
    Computers
    Graphics
    Archaeological / Architectural Drafting
    Photography
    Architectural conservation /construction / related skills
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    Excavation Activities

    Hard physical labor (working with pickaxe, moving dirt...)
    Light physical work (delicate excavation, brushing...)
    Recording (in the field or office)
    Working with artifacts (cleaning, registering, conservation...)
    Conservation in the field
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    Duration of stay

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    Accommodations

    The expedition will be staying at the Aviv Hotel, a 10 minute walk from the site along the promenade of the Sea of Galilee, and a five minute walk from the city center of modern Tiberias. All rooms have a private bathroom, TV, air-conditioning and a balcony; there is also free Wi-Fi access in the hotel. Single and double rooms are available at the hotel. Additional options are dormitories at the Aviv Hostel and camping at the site. Dormitory rooms are shared by 5-6 people (both male and female). If you choose to camp at the site you will have to bring all of your own camping gear. Amenities available at the site are electricity and running water. We also have a guard who lives at the site throughout the season. Please note: The prices stated below DO NOT include accommodations over the weekends (Friday and Saturday nights). Volunteers wishing to stay at the hotel over the weekend will receive a 25% discount off the regular weekend rates. Please let us know if you are interested in staying at the hotel/hostel for any additional nights. The prices include full room and board from Sunday evening check in through Friday morning check out from the hotel as well as all excavation related activities, field trips and lectures. One Week - Stay at the hotel: Single room - $700, Double room - $625; Dormitory room in the hostel: $450; Camp at the site: $170 Two Weeks - Stay at the hotel: Single room - $1365, Double room - $1218; Dormitory room in the hostel: $878; Camp at the site: $332 Three Weeks - Stay at the hotel: Single room - $1995, Double room - $1782; Dormitory room in the hostel: $1283; Camp at the site: $485 Full Season - Stay at the hotel: Single room - $2340.62, Double room - $2090.59; Dormitory room in the hostel: $1505.19; Camp at the site: $568 Special discounts will be given to: • Students (particularly of archaeology and related disciplines) • Returning volunteers • Two people sharing a room If you qualify as one of the above, please insert the relevant information into the "Additional message" box below. Please note: the above discounts will only be applicable to volunteers who complete their registration by July 1st, 2014.
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    Registration Fees:

    Please send (by snail-mail) a $100 deposit. Your application form will be processed and registration confirmation will be sent to you when the deposit has been received in our office. The registration fee is the only means by which one may insure their place on the excavation!

    Statement of health and insurance status:

    I hereby state that I have complete health, accident, and personal possessions (theft and damage) insurance, valid in Israel. I have been pronounced by my doctor and my insurance program to be medically fit and up to the exertions of manual work in hot climate. I am aware that should the above statement be untrue, I would have no claim for compensation from the New Tiberias Excavation Project, its supporting institutions, or any of its members.

    Payment Policy

    Information for registered volunteers Below is further information relating to your registration, payment schedules, and conditions for participation. 1. Your Balance and Your Volunteer Information The balance of your contribution is due by July 1st. We will send you practical information regarding our excavation as well as tips of what you should bring, local transportation, and so on. 2. Manner of payment All checks, money orders, etc. should be made out to: ISRAEL EXPLORATION SOCIETY Send care of: Ms. Sharon Burger The New Tiberias Excavation Project Institute of Archaeology Hebrew University of Jerusalem Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905 ISRAEL Electronic money transfers may be made to: ISRAEL EXPLORATION SOCIETY (Tiberias – Cytryn-Silverman) 5 Avida St. Jerusalem 94268 ISRAEL Account# 100497 Bank HaPoalim Branch #690 (IBAN: IL27-0126-9000-0000-0100-497) 16 King George V St. Jerusalem 94229 ISRAEL SWIFT Code: POALILIT If you transfer money electronically, please obtain a tracking number, notify us by email or fax, and await confirmation. 3. Schedule of payments and refund policy On July 1st we commit to the accommodations, as well as hire staff according to the number of volunteers who have registered. After that date we are subject to cancellation fees. Therefore, if the balance of your payment has not been received by that date, your registration is void. Re-registering will depend on available place, and may cost more. Our refund policy is: • If for any reason we are forced to cancel your participation, you will receive a full refund. • If you withdraw from the expedition before July 1st, you will receive a full refund less $100 for our expenses. • If you withdraw from the expedition after July 1st, but before the agreed date of your arrival at Tiberias, you will receive a 50% refund. • If you do not show up for the excavation as agreed upon, without prior notice, or decide to withdraw after your arrival, we regret that no refunds can be given. Although highly unlikely, the expedition reserves the right to expel a participant from the excavation for any of the following reasons: deliberate miss-representation in your registration, chronic absenteeism or lateness, unjustified refusal to participate in dig-related activities, and illegal (under Israeli law), unusually offensive, or dangerous (to self or others) behavior. In case of expulsion, you will not be entitled to a refund. 4. Conditions of Participation We must now remind you of certain conditions of your participation in the dig, and of some arrangements that you must decide whether or not to make: Participation: The success of an archaeological dig depends upon fulltime participation by every team member. By joining us you commit yourself to excavating fulltime on the site and to participating fulltime in all required or requested off-site tasks (such as pottery washing, registration, data input, and so on, as explained on our web-site), each and every working day for the entire period of your enrollment. As a volunteer member of a research project of the Hebrew University, you are expected to maintain a standard of conduct consistent with the institution. You will receive, in your introductory packet and in the field, detailed instructions regarding safety rules, dig regulations and work ethics – on site, offsite, and while traveling in Israel. You must abide by these rules. You must also observe and respect the customs of your host country, Israel. Our safety record to date has been outstanding. We are not digging near any frontiers, disputed zones, or other actual or potential terrorist target areas. In case of accident and/or sickness there are readily available medical facilities within about a dozen miles from the site. Nevertheless, certain exposures to risk may occur. These exposures include but are not limited to: accidents while traveling on the ground, in the sea and in the air; the forces of nature; war and terrorist action; and hazards of field archaeology such as deep pits, wall or balk collapse; use and misuse of tools and equipment; and so on. Please be advised that by undertaking to volunteer for the New Tiberias Excavation Project you understand and appreciate these and other inherent risks, you voluntarily agree to take them, and you agree not sue the New Tiberias Excavation Project, any of its staff, or its sponsoring institutions in case of accident or mishap. It is up to you to make sure you are adequately insured against any such eventuality. Personal accident-medical insurance. You must obtain this for your entire trip, for the project assumes no responsibility for emergency transportation, medical, or hospitalization costs resulting from illness or accident before, during, or after the excavation season. You must send us proof by July 1st that you have obtained such insurance, or your participation in the expedition will be subject to cancellation. (Check with your medical plan, if you have one. Many plans reimburse medical expenses unavoidably incurred overseas; if yours does not, or if you currently have no medical insurance, relatively inexpensive travel-accident insurance packages are obtainable from most travel agents). Baggage, valuables, trip cancellation, and flight insurance may also interest you and, if so, you should arrange them independently; again, they are usually included in the travel-accident insurance packages obtainable from travel agents. Please note that both the excavation and the hotel are located near a public beach. We will not be responsible for theft or damage to personal effects or valuables.
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