Posted by: lukelavan | February 15, 2011

Job Advert: Late Antique Ostia Digitisation Assistant


*The Role*
This job, permitted by a donation, is being created in order to remove
the burden of digitising and data entry from the work of Dr Luke Lavan
in preparing the late antique excavations of Ostia, port of Rome for

The post holder will be responsible for improving the excavation archive
from the Late Antique Ostia Project 2008-210 by digitising plans,
inputting data into the archive, renaming files, ensuring efficient
backup of data. The post holder will work closely with Dr Luke Lavan.

The Digitization Assistant will: i) Scan plans from paper format into
TIFF files. ii) Digitise plans of excavations. iii) Retype context
sheets and registers into the project database. iv) Rename photographic
files. v) Back up copies of the data.

*The Person*
Educated to A-Level standard or equivalent with experience of digitising
archaeological plans for publication, you will have experience of
managing an archaeological archive and of data entry. Previous
experience of using Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word and email are
essential as is the ability to use the internet as a research tool and
spreadsheets to monitor and track workflows.

*The Department*
Classical and Archaeological Studies at Kent is one of ten departments
within a large School including over 60 academic staff. The current
full-time establishment in Classical and Archaeological Studies consists
of thirteen academic members: seven archaeologists, three ancient
historians, three classical literature specialists, two post doctoral
fellows (epigraphy and heritage management) plus a dedicated
administrator and a 0.5 archaeological technician. The interests of the
Classics and Ancient History staff range from Minoan Crete and
Prehistoric Europe to Late Antiquity, encompassing a full range of
themes, from cities and political life to medicine and dress.

*Further Information*
Closing date for applications: 1st March 2011
Interviews are to be held: W/C 7th March

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to
apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the
department). How to apply – for this type of position you will be
required to complete the on line application process. Please note we do
not accept CVs for this post.

For queries contact:
Dr Luke Lavan, Email:

*Full Job Description and application details*

search for the reference “HUM0166”


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