Monday, 1 November 2010

Project Assistant, Aurel Stein Collection Database

Nice job in the British Museum.
I would love to do it for free but the distance is a problem!

Project Assistant, Stein Collection Database
£18,256 - 22,423 p.a.
Full-Time Position
Contract: Fixed-term 12 months

As Project Assistant for the Stein Collection Database you will be responsible for completing and updating the Museum's cataloguing and Merlin database entries for the three dimensional objects from the Museum's Stein collection, as well as working on other archaeological material from Central Asia.

You will be required (after undergoing object handling training) to take reference photographs of the objects, identify them and create an online database entry which includes uploading the photographs, and undertake sufficient research to add curatorial comments and bibliography, as relevant, to create a complete entry for each object.

You will assist and be supervised by the curator of the Stein material, but will be capable of undertaking independent research on the relevant objects and capable of consulting, when relevant, Chinese and Japanese written reference materials. You will also have to work in conjunction with a range of colleagues in the Department of Asia on the Documentation team, and with relevant specialist departments including those at other institutions. There is also the possibility to work with interns from China/India and make use of their knowledge on this project. Notably you will be required to co-operate with Silk Road experts and data specialists at the British Library.

Required Skills: You will be educated to graduate level or equivalent with an interest in the areas of China/India/ Central Asia. You will possess good Chinese and English language and reading skills as well as excellent IT skills. You should have experience in handling art objects and writing catalogue entries or object descriptions. Good time management skills and experience in working in a team are essential.

Interviews will be scheduled on or around 17 January 2011. Closing date: 10 January 2011.

For further information or a full application pack, please visit or e-mail, quoting reference 77193.

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