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Project Curator: Google Maya Project

The British Museum - Historical and Philosophical Studies - Africa Oceania and the Americas

Location: London
Salary: £29,028
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th July 2018
Closes: 25th August 2018
Job Ref: 6043

The British Museum is seeking a Project Curator to work as part of the Google Maya Project to develop, implement, and deliver on the project’s plans. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a unique Museum-led research project.

In this role, you will facilitate Maya collections research and dissemination, lead on archival research, and contribute to digitisation. The post-holder will oversee backlog registration and documentation of Maudslay material held by the Museum and will organise project conferences and events.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, the successful candidate will be fluent in Spanish and will have significant experience of Latin America fieldwork and using museum databases. Knowledge of the archaeology and iconography of the Ancient Maya is desirable.

We are interested in hearing from candidates who are able to demonstrate using initiative and the ability to assess priorities in order to meet deadlines. You will have exceptional communication skills and will have cultural sensitivity in dealing with source community members.

Fixed-term until 31 March 2019.

Application deadline: 12 Noon, 25 August 2018.

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