Employment: Research Assistant, Portable Antiquities and Treasure, British Museum

Closing date 15th April 2013

Research Assistant,
Portable Antiquities and Treasure,
The British Museum.

Full-time Fixed-term contract; 36 months in duration £26,820 per Ref: 1319547

The British Museum are looking to recruit a post-doctoral Research Assistant to support the delivery of the research project on ‘Crisis or continuity? The deposition of metalwork in the Roman world: what do coin hoards tell us about Roman Britain in the 3rd century AD?’. This is a three year project, undertaken jointly with the University of Leicester and has been created as a result of a successful bid to the Arts and Humanities Research Council. You will be working as part of a team with staff from the Museum and the University of Leicester, where two other research assistants will be based.

The main responsibilities of this role will be to compile a database of all hoards of Roman coins from Britain with a focus on those of the second half of the 3rd century AD, to survey hoards of the late 3rd century from the Continent, to help organise regular meetings of the project team and the final workshop and to contribute to the final monograph and at least one paper. You will be responsible for checking the data, adding precise find-spot information and other contextual information such as detail of container and any other objects found nearby. You will also be required to classify all hoards by date and analyse the proportions of coins of each reign and type

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent and masters/post-doctorate level or equivalent in a subject relevant to the role, for example ancient history, archaeology or classics. Experience of working in a museum, archaeological or university is essential for this role, as is excellent teamwork and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders. You will be educated to PhD level or equivalent with experience in Roman numismatics and history and a general knowledge of archaeology.

For further information or to apply for this role, please go to www.britishmuseum.org/jobs

Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 15th April 2013.

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