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GIS Research Curator

Vacancy Details


Summary
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Collection Care, Curation & Conservation
Closing Date: 12/12/2016
Date Posted: 24/11/2016
Reference: 01064

Description

Full Time, Fixed Term Contract for 3 Years.

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the International Dunhuang Project (IDP) at the British Library for a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Research Curator. Working as part of a small team, you will be responsible for the development of an online map interface, creation of suitable content for base maps, and implementation of spatial search functions for inscriptions, manuscripts and other archaeological objects.

 

This is a key post in a European Research Commission Synergy Project Beyond Boundaries: Religion, Region, Language and the State, a collaboration between the British Library, British Museum and School of Oriental and African Studies. The post will be within the IDP Curatorial Section of the Library, which is responsible for over 50,000 manuscripts from Central Asia and also the Directorate of a thriving international collaboration.

 

The post requires a post-graduate degree, or its equivalent, in a directly relevant field, and the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge of GIS, digital imaging, web-based map interfaces and spatial data management. Strong IT skills and excellent written and spoken English are essential, as well as excellent organisational, analytical and networking skills and an excellent attention to detail. Also desirable is experience with web programming, for example with demonstrable prior familiarity with Javascript, HTML5, PHP, Ruby, JSON or a subset of these, and/or scripting experience in languages such as Python or R.

 

Closing Date: 12 December 2016

Interview Date: 17 January 2017

 

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom

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Telephone: 01937 882030
Email Address: EmployeeServicesRecruitment@bl.uk

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