Digital Heritage Specialists – Edo Museum of West African Art (EMOWAA) – 2 Openings

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Job Description

Key Responsibilities
Digital Content Development:

  • Record high-quality 2D and 3D digital imagery of heritage items, including documents, objects, buildings and landscapes
  • Process and refine digitized content for EMOWAA’s ongoing studies and public viewing
  • Develop prototypes and reconstructions of digitized works for research, educational and display purposes, including 3D printing, plaster, virtual reality and augmented reality models
  • Support the scoping, design and development of EMOWAA’s virtual collection, digital mapping facility and e-learning projects

Research & Archive Management:

  • Ensure appropriate labelling of all digitized content in line with international metadata standards and EMOWAA’s archive(s)
  • Manage and ensure timely updates to EMOWAA’s digital catalogue and other internal data management filing systems, adhering to our strict data security protocols
  • Contribute to background research (including field exercises) in line with key research questions set out on related projects
  • Draft of progress reports for internal circulation and contribute to donor/partner reporting

Platform Development & Engagement:

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of EMOWAA’s digital platforms and products
  • Produce project write-ups and content for events and publications, working closely with the Head of Communications and Education & Outreach Coordinator
  • Provide recommendations for EMOWAA’s digital infrastructure regularly interfacing with the IT & Data Management Specialist
  • Support data analytics of stakeholder mapping and trends on the interest/use of digital technologies with target groups to inform EMOWAA’s initiatives.

Capacity Building:

  • Attend training programmes in Nigeria and abroad, including on digital scanning, modelling, curation and archive management
  • Run and present at workshops, meetings and other outreach activities
  • Support the design and delivery of sector-wide capacity-building programmes, including with early career practitioners, students and volunteers

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher in any field
  • 3 years experience in an applied field (e.g. graphic design, animation, 3D modeling, photography and/or software design) – OR subject area (e.g. history, archaeology, cultural studies, environmental studies, education)
  • Interest or experience in the application of digital technologies in the cultural and creative sector
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently
  • Collaborative approach and ability to contribute to across different projects effectively
  • Proficiency in MS Suite
  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite, ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Maya, Corel Draw (desired)
  • English fluency (required).

Career Growth & Development

  • EMOWAA has a strong culture of constant learning and invests in developing people. This post will cover a diverse range of training in related technological and management fields, led by global experts and institutions across EMOWAA’s wide network of partners and affiliates.
  • By joining the EMOWAA team, you’ll have an opportunity to shape a growing organization, work on groundbreaking initiatives and build a rewarding long-term career. It is expected that within 2 years the Digital Heritage Specialist will grow from supervised executor to an independent lead on at least one major digitization project run by EMOWAA’s Pavilion.

Terms and Conditions

  • Contract type: Full-time employment
  • Reporting Line: Head of Digital & Technology
  • Duty Station: Benin, Lagos
  • Compensation & Benefits: Competitive, subject to credentials
  • Start Date: 1 September 2022, subject to a 6-month probation period.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV and a 1-page cover letter to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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