[Humanist] 23.531 job at Dumbarton Oaks

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 531.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 11:37:23 +0000
        From: Charlotte Roueche <charlotte.roueche at KCL.AC.UK>
        Subject: Job in Washington D.C.

Position Description

Title: Post-Doctoral Associate in Byzantine Sigillography and  
Numismatics, Dumbarton Oaks
Location: DUMBARTON OAKS Supervisors: Director of Byzantine Studies  
and the Museum Director
Function: Assists the Director of Byzantine Studies and the Museum  
Director in the preparation of the catalog (electronic and POD) of the  
Dumbarton Oaks collection of Byzantine seals, and the database of coins
Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Director of  
Byzantine Studies and the Museum Director

1.     Coordinates and conducts research on electronic database  
systems for coins and seals, participating in the assessment and  
preparation stages for setting up an open-access coins and seals  
database, assisting the process of international consultation;  
supervises data entry by interns where appropriate.

2.     Coordinates and supports the work of the scholars working on  
the seals to an agreed plan, providing them with access, materials,  
scans etc, contributing himself/herself to the cataloging of seals.

3.     Coordinates with the museum staff on new photography of the  
objects and provides liaison with Publications department to produce  
the catalog volumes; on request prepares contributions to exhibition  
catalogs and projects inside and outside Dumbarton Oaks; facilitates  
and supports the seals- and coins-related research of  fellows .

4.     Supports the work of the Advisors for Byzantine Sigillography  
and Numismatics, arranging meetings as required, contributing  
knowledge and expertise, and some administrative work.


PhD in Byzantine Studies with a specialization in sigillography and/or  
numismatics, with experience of working in both; scholarly  
publications in the field.
High degree of proficiency in Greek required; proficiency in other  
languages desired.
Demonstrated expertise in MS Office and database experience is  
essential; familiarity with graphics programs is desired; experience  
in scholarly (electronic) publishing and in museum work is also desired.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, superb organizational  
abilities, keen attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines are  

Term: This position is for one year, with the possibility of renewal  
for up to three years, to be determined annually. This is a benefits- 
eligible position with an annual salary of  $43,000. As an associate  
at Dumbarton Oaks, the incumbent would have access to the outstanding  
resources of the Dumbarton Oaks Library, and become part of the larger  
scholarly community of research scholars in residence at Dumbarton Oaks.

To apply: Submit resume by Monday 2 February 2010 to:
The Director of Human Resources
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
1703 32nd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Via e-mail:  jobs2009 at doaks.org

Professor Charlotte Roueché
Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies/Department of Classics
King's College
London WC2R 2LS
direct tel. + 44 20.7848 2515
fax             + 44 20.7848 2545
charlotte.roueche at kcl.ac.uk

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