Field Archaeologists – Edo Museum of West African Art (EMOWAA)

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Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervision of excavation units under the direction of a field director working closely with a Nigerian and international team
  • Supervision of mixed teams of trained archaeologists and locally recruited non-archaeologist team members
  • Safe management of excavations in deeply stratified urban contexts, complying with health and safety and security standards and procedures on site at all times;
  • Implementation of advanced recording techniques, including single context planning of stratified urban deposits
  • Management, organisation and documentation of finds in line with project standards and processes
  • Supporting the writing up of excavation results as part of a collaborative team.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the archaeology of Nigeria and, ideally, of the Kingdom of Benin
  • An Undergraduate Degree in Archaeology
  • Significant experience of field archaeology
  • A good understanding of advanced field archaeological technique and recording strategies
  • Knowledge of current safe working practices in the context of archaeological excavation
  • Good spoken and written English;
  • Enthusiasm and a willingness to work in collaboration and within a team
  • A courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to work in an organised way, within constrained time schedules and to set research and pre-construction archaeological objectives

Career Growth & Development

  • EMOWAA has a strong culture of constant learning and invests in developing people.
  • This post will be supported by global experts and institutions across EMOWAA’s wide network of partners and affiliates.
  • By joining EMOWAA team, you’ll have an opportunity to shape a growing organization, work on groundbreaking initiatives and build a rewarding long-term career. We are building a permanent archaeological team at the EMOWAA Pavilion and you will have an opportunity to play a part in these development of this vision.

Compensation & Benefits
Competitive, subject to credentials

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their one page Cover Letter and CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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