Archives Digitisation Assistant (Knossos)
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford
Grade 4: £22,417- £25,941 p.a.
The Ashmolean Museum’s Department of Antiquities is seeking to recruit an Archives Digitisation Assistant (Knossos) to work on the digitisation of the Sir Arthur Evans Archive. You will be digitising the primary excavation archive for Sir Arthur Evan’s work at Knossos, consisting of around 10,000 individual items including notebooks, letters, photographs, drawings and plans.
Working under the supervision of the Sir Arthur Evans Curator of Bronze Age and Classical Greece and the Digital Collections Team, you will create digital collection records to meet museum data standards for publication online. Making use of existing catalogues, you will create records for the Archive, down to item level as appropriate, using the Museum’s Collections Management System (MuseumPlus) and Digital Asset Management System. You will also assist with making the excavation archive more widely available, through the Ashmolean’s website and other digital outputs.
You will have experience of digitising archival records to ISAD(G) standards as well as relevant experience in digital collections management. You will also have excellent IT and data skills, including data entry, cleaning and processing.
This is a fixed-term post (14 months), working 36.5 hours per week. Much of the role can be done remotely but you will be involved in some on-site collections management and imaging as part of the digitisation process, for which you will receive the appropriate training.
You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as shown in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs will not be considered.
Only applications received online before 12:00 midday (BST) on Friday3 September2021 can be considered.
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