A new role has arisen at the British Museum for a Semantic Researcher to deliver an online platform for the Museum’s Circulating Artefacts project using the semantic research platform (ResearchSpace), that presents antiquities from Egypt and Sudan in circulation on the art market and in private collections. The project, funded by the Cultural Protection Fund, is a collaboration with institutions in Egypt and Sudan.
In this key role, you will lead the planning, architecture, implementation and advocacy of the project software and database for the project. You will be the authority both inside and outside the Museum on the specialist technical aspects of the project and grow the Museum’s reputation in cultural heritage linked data and semantic technology.
With a PhD in Semantic Web, Linked Data or Computer Science, or equivalent, you will have experience of working in cultural heritage data modelling, working with Semantic Web technologies including working with SPARQL and ontologies, and managing complex software development projects and teams.
The ideal candidate will have experience of managing technology and/or digital humanities projects with international stakeholders and with internally dispersed resources. With the ability to present and discuss complex issues to stakeholders, you will be able to represent the Museum in an appropriate manner to external parties.
This role is fixed term from 3 April 2018 to 2 April 2019.