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The Edo Museum of West African Art (EMOWAA) is launching its Digital Heritage Lab: a series of projects aimed at leveraging the power of technology for the study and management of our heritage. Through an exciting array of projects, EMOWAA will deploy cutting edge technology in Nigeria for high-end data gathering, analysis and presentation. The purpose is...
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The Edo Museum of West African Art (EMOWAA) is an independent non-profit organisation in Nigeria set up to drive research and execute high-value cultural, arts and heritage initiatives in West Africa. Our evolving research partners include major institutions such as the National Commission of Museums and Monuments (NCMM), the British Museum (BM), and the Deutsche Archaeological Institute (DAI).
EMOWAA’s dynamic research programme will initially focus on the historic core of pre-colonial Benin City, the capital of the Benin Empire and one of the most important archaeological sites in West Africa. Fieldwork began early 2022 with a series of targeted excavations and geospatial mapping of ancient earthwork structures. The next phase of work with the British Museum will begin in October 2022 ahead of the construction of its new heritage research and archive centre – the Pavilion.
EMOWAA is seeking specialists to join our team of leading researchers in archaeology, environmental science and materials science study. The paleaoenvironmental specialist will manage one of the most important elements of EMOWAA’s archaeological investigations: identifying, recovering and analyzing evidence for the exploitation and impact of the Benin Empire on the surrounding tropical forest environment.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in sampling, analysis and publication of palaeoenvironmental and soils studies in West Africa, Nigeria and preferably Benin (see details below). (S)he will require a high attention to detail, substantial fieldwork experience involving palaeoenvironmental analysis, and the ability to work in a team. This role will involve frequent travel for trainings, presentations and the execution of projects in various parts of Nigeria and abroad.
Developing a Palaeoenvironmental/Soil Research Strategy
Experience & Qualifications:
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. It is anticipated that the Palaeoenvironmental Specialist will build on their experience on the 2022 excavations to contribute to the longer term growth and development of the archaeological team at the EMOWAA Pavilion. A successful specialist will be able to represent EMOWAA at conferences and will take place in international training/exchange programmes.
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Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: careers@EMOWAA.com using the position as subject of email.
Please submit a 1-page cover letter
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