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Project Curator: Digital Technologies, Acheulean Handaxes and the Social Landscapes of the Lower Palaeolithic Britain, Europe & Prehistory

The British Museum

Location: London
Salary: £39,951 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th January 2023
Closes: 2nd February 2023
Job Ref: 8081

Fixed-term (3 years)

Application deadline: 12pm (midday) on 2 February 2023

About the role:

The British Museum is seeking to recruit a Project Curator to undertake and develop research for the AHRC-funded ‘Digital technologies, Acheulean handaxes and the social landscapes of the Lower Palaeolithic’ project, led by Durham University and in partnership with UCL, through artefact analysis, fieldwork and publication.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Digitally record handaxe assemblages at BM and other UK museums
  • Process data and produce 3D models for project research and wider dissemination
  • Organise and co-direct fieldwork at project sites
  • Liaise with external specialists in UK and abroad (e.g. dating, faunal analyses)
  • Help maintain project databases and other data storage at BM and Durham, liaising with IS for long-term storage and third-party access to 3D models at BM
  • Write research papers for international peer-reviewed journals on project work
  • Contribute to teaching student groups on Project at Franks House

About you:

The candidate should have a PhD in Palaeolithic archaeology or in a related field with experience of stone tool analysis and Palaeolithic research. They should have a good understanding of curation and working in museums and organising research in these environments. They should be familiar with 3D recording methods, organizing databases and long-term data storage. With experience of Palaeolithic fieldwork, they should have an understanding of organising and managing excavations, as well as post-excavation analyses and liaising with other specialists. A publication record in peer-reviewed journals is desired as first author or co-author.

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We are also currently piloting a flexible way of working that allows our employees to work remotely in a way that suits them and the organisation. We welcome questions and conversations at interview stage and how flexible working could work for you.

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