VARI Early Career Research Fellow, Digital Collections: Community Research

Victoria and Albert Museum

Part time 3 days per week, Fixed term contract: 20 November 2017 - 30 October 2020

The V&A Research Institute (VARI) is a five-year programme of projects and partnerships supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. It takes the V&A's pioneering research culture into a new phase that allows the Museum to experiment with new ways of storing, displaying and studying its collections.

We are seeking a part-time Early Career Research Fellows to work on ‘Content/Data/Object’, a three year Victoria & Albert Museum Research Institute (VARI) project which will investigate the conceptual, representational, practical, and policy issues arising in the description, cataloguing and collection care of digital artworks.  The project is rooted in the V&A’s diverse digital collections and its collections information structures, and will focus on these as a springboard to engage with the creative, professional, academic and public communities in investigating and defining the status of heritage digital collections.

The postholder(s) will be physically based in the Research Department/VARI, and will lead communication across a range of internal V&A departments, such as Collections, Exhibitions, Learning and Digital Media, as well as working closely with the community of artists, academics, museum professionals, information scientists, policy organisations and other key stakeholders.  The postholder(s) will also work closely with project staff of VARI, particularly the VARI Director and Deputy Director, in advancing VARI’s overall goals and development.

Closing date for applications is 9.30am on Monday 30 October 2017
Interviews to be held on Friday 10 November

To apply and for a full job description, please visit the V&A recruitment webpage: https://www.vam.ac.uk/info/jobs

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