9 August 2021

Bloomsbury, London

£38,414 per annum

Fixed Term

The main purpose of this role is to lead the digital vision and implementation of EMKP including digital preservation and curation of ethnographic resources and to adhere to and develop best practices in digital anthropology; to oversee and guide the EMKP granting process, working closely with and advising the global network of scholars; to advocate for the work of EMKP and the Museum through independent and collaborative research and dissemination.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • To lead EMKP’s digital preservation and curation programme including managing the repository and all aspects of digital asset ingest and publication, ensuring best practice including managing rights and ethics, developing and leading new functions and activities.

  • Developing innovative approaches to digital ethnography/anthropology and to provide training in areas of expertise to EMKP grantees and community.

  • To oversee and guide the EMKP granting process, working in collaboration with the Head of EMKP to manage the annual grant giving process including management of grant application process, supporting and advising prospective applicants, managing grant awards and working with the global community of funded researchers.

  • Overseeing delivery of EMKP grants by successful researchers including leading the assessment and audit process for submitted digital materials.

  • To provide expert guidance in aspects of digital practice, museum/material culture anthropology within EMKP/the British Museum/to external stakeholders including grantees.

  • To collaborate and develop research projects on aspects of digital ethnography/anthropology and material practice including raising money to support projects involving external partners.

  • To act as an advocate for EMKP and the British Museum through dissemination of EMKP related work and research in public lectures, conferences and publications.

  • To contribute significantly to the management of EMKP in collaboration with the Head of EMKP, and the EMKP Director, and contribute to Department activities where appropriate.

  • Guide EMKP project curators in digital work and oversee work relating to the EMKP granting process.

  • To support and assist with EMKP activities as appropriate (e.g. EMKP panel, training, workshops).

  • To report regularly to Head EMKP on progress.

  • Other duties as assigned.


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