15 December 2021



Fixed Term

The British Museum is seeking a Project Curator, Endangered Material Knowledge Programme (EMKP) to join the Africa, Oceania and the Americas department. The main purpose of this role is to assist in digital repository maintenance and content upload, including grantee asset checking and ingest; to support successful projects and grantees with relevant anthropological/digital/practical advice; to help disseminate project results through digital media (website, social media, digital exhibitions & curated blogs); support planning and organisation of EMKP events including training and meetings.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assisting Digital Project Curator in managing data ingest to EMKP repository (supporting grantees during asset preparation, checking submitted material for formatting and compliance)

  • To have an interest in material culture anthropology and research in Africa/Asia/Americas/Oceania and be able to respond to enquiries and offer advice to prospective applicants and grantees

  • To support successful grantees in delivery of documentation projects through regular communication, guidance and advice, and keep up to date records of progress

  • To assist in dissemination of EMKP and funded projects through public digital platforms including maintenance of website, social media etc. including developing original content under guidance of EMKP Head/senior Project Curators

  • To help delivery of grant related events, specifically training, review meetings and workshops, and manage logistical requirements including budget and travel planning.

  • To support grantees in accessing Museum assets relevant to their research and integrating results into Museum records (e.g. MI+)

  • To assist with the day to day running of the EMKP programme

  • To report regularly to Head EMKP on progress

  • Other duties as assigned

Person Specification:

  • Education: BA/BSc (or equivalent) digital humanities, anthropology, archaeology, or other relevant degree.

  • Specific technical/professional skills & experience: some familiarity with digital asset management and public dissemination; interest in material culture anthropology especially of Africa, Asia, Americas and Oceania.

  • Work experience: experience of working in a museum or library; digital collections.

  • Specific managerial skills: good organisational skills.

  • Specific interpersonal skills: open, effective communicator with good spoken and written English; ability to work as part of a team and independently.

  • Publication record: evidence of familiarity with social media and dissemination.


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