Employnent Job Opportunities at Edo Museum of West African Art (EMOWAA)

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).

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Digital and Technology

Location: Benin, Edo or Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time
Reporting Line: Pavilion Director
Start Date: August 2022, subject to 6-month probation period

Background

  • 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 to explore understudied aspects of Nigerian and West African material culture and to bring these findings to life in rich online archives and vivid, interactive displays
  • With improved access and interaction with such resources, we can empower future studies and inspire new educational and cultural products in Nigeria – and around the world.

Role Overview

  • The Head of Digital and Technology will be responsible for managing EMOWAA’s flagship digital programming to deliver world class content based on the globally recognised material culture of Benin and extending to other West African civilisations.
  • This specialist will lead the way in building up the Pavilion’s technical capabilities, acquiring the appropriate software and most importantly in building a successful and motivated team of specialists, as excited by the subject matter as by the medium through which it is being delivered.
  • EMOWAA is looking for a highly-motivated leader interested in building a team and portfolio that will get a globally-dispersed generation of scholars, learners and creators excited about West Africa’s rich heritage. You will manage a team of IT and digital specialists but with also reach across the organisation and beyond to enable EMOWAA achieve its wider organisational objectives and impact goals.

Key Responsibilities
Acquisition, Licensing and Maintenance:

  • Develop specifications and maintain budgets of appropriate IT hardware to enable the effective implementation of EMOWAA’s aims as an organisation
  • Identify and prioritise appropriate software to achieve EMOWAA’s overall aims as well as the needs of specialist digital projects
  • Manage procurement for hardware and software, ensuring value for money in negotiations with suppliers based on EMOWAA’s charitable status
  • Manage a rolling programme of maintenance, upgrading, licensing of hardware and software to ensure that EMOWAA remains at the cutting edge of digital capability
  • Built an effective and efficient IT support system for all EMOWAA IT users

Team:

  • Oversee the day-to-day implementation of work across EMOWAA’s digital programme, including a digital library, virtual collection, and digital mapping facility
  • Develop a core team of IT/data specialists, providing line management, technical and training support as needed
  • Oversee the recruitment and performance management of direct reports, including annual performance reviews and mentorship
  • Work closely with and, where appropriate, integrate partner cultural institutions in the development of these teams.

Project Development / Fundraising:

  • Work with EMOWAA colleagues to develop scope, structure, schedule and budgets for the different elements of the digital programme
  • Work with colleagues to develop fund-raising applications which directly address and support the objectives of these programmes;
  • Work with funding organisations and partner institutions, maintaining good communications and ensuring the effective delivery of project objectives on time and within budget.

Data Management and Archiving:

  • Develop data management processes, structures and standards that will ensure that EMOWAA’s data storage and retrieval system is efficient and transparent
  • Ensure databases created for individual projects and in EMOWAA’s core operations are designed in accordance with the needs of users and of long-term data access
  • Develop sustainable digital archives, factoring in the long-term management, preservation and accessibility of EMOWAA’s digital data
  • Identify partner institutions that can support these aims and, were appropriate, to develop collaborative relationships and projects.

Innovative Delivery:

  • Support EMOWAA’s curatorial and education and outreach projects delivered through digital applications, such as e-learning projects, virtual installations
  • Work with the wider EMOWAA team to identify the most effective ways to deliver the content that will be created by EMOWAA’s digital programmes
  • Help identify EMOWAA’s audience, understanding their interests and the most effective digital tools to reach them, including social media, websites and hard infrastructure in Benin and in satellite exhibitions.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Executive Chairman, the Director of the Pavilion and others as needed
  • Advise (or source advisory for) the organization on how to build its in-house IT capabilities, including hiring junior staff, procurement of hardware and software, and training programs
  • Develop forms, templates and guidelines for EMOWAA staff and contractors related to the above functions/areas of support.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Qualifications: Master’s Degree (PhD preferred) in Information Technology / Geographic Information Systems preferably combined with Museum Studies, Art History or Archaeology.
  • Experience: Needs to have had experience of working in digital applications within the context of the arts, preferably including aspects of cultural heritage and/or museum/exhibition management.
  • Analytical/Creative Skills: Must be creative and innovative, able to grasp the nature of the wide range of Benin’s material and intangible cultural heritage resources and to identify the best way to document and communicate them using the latest digital tools
  • Leadership Skills: Must possess leadership qualities that enable him/her to move, drive, and motivate a core IT team and individual project teams to successful completion of their goals and objectives
  • Technology fluency: Show a deep interest and skill in new and emerging technological appliances, software, and applications
  • Interpersonal/People Skills: Being self-motivated and inspiring others to do the same, being a great problem solver, exceptional negotiation skills; being proactive and going beyond the call of duty; willing to learn about new disciplines and trends, and to learn from others.
  • People Skills: A suitable candidate will also have outstanding people skills, given their role as an internal service provider and the need for close collaboration with EMOWAA team leads.

Compensation & Benefits
Competitive, subject to credentials.

Application Closing Date
30th August, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a 1-page Cover Letter and CV to: careers@EMOWAA.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

 

 

Job Title: Digital Heritage Specialist

Locations: Lagos and Benin, Edo
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • We are looking for a team of Digital Heritage Specialists who will play a key role in the Lab and the wider work of our programmes.
  • The Digital Heritage Specialist will work at the intersection of culture and technology, focused on the application of technology in the study, preservation, engagement and dissemination of West African heritage.
  • You will report to the Head of Collections and work closely with the Head of Archaeology and Heritage Management.
  • You will have excellent practical skills in one or more areas of applied digital technology (see details below), strong attention to detail, a proven track record of managing projects, and the ability to work as a team.
  • This role will involve frequent travel for training, presentations, and the execution of projects throughout Nigeria and abroad.

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.
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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.

Application Closing Date
30th August, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV and a 1-page cover letter to: careers@EMOWAA.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Job Title: Field Archaeologist

Location: Benin, Edo or Lagos
Employment Type: 6 Month Contract
Reporting Line: EMOWAA Lead Archaeologist
Start Date: September 2022, 6 months fixed contract

Job Overview

  • This is the second phase of fieldwork on the site, which falls within the historic core of the pre-colonial city, the capital of the Benin Empire and one of the most important archaeological sites in West Africa.
  • We are looking for a number of field archaeologists to act as trench supervisors, assist with finds processing and other specialist technical tasks during the forthcoming Pavilion archaeological excavations in Benin City.
  • They will work as part of a diverse project team of Nigerian and international archaeologists, undertaking field archaeological investigations in Benin City.
  • The excavations will take place from late September through to early December 2022. The contracts will be for 6 months.

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

Application Closing Date
30th August, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their one page Cover Letter and CV to: info@EMOWAA.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

 

 

Job Title: Palaeoenvironmental Specialist

Location: Benin-Edo, Ibadan-Oyo or Lagos
Duty Station: Benin, Ibadan or Lagos
Reporting Line: Head of Archaeology & Heritage Management
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: September 2022, subject to a 6-month probation period

Job Overview

  • 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 attenion 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.

Responsibilities
Developing a Palaeoenvironmental / Soil Research Strategy:

  • Work with EMOWAA colleagues and international researchers to plan and develop a strategy for palaeoenvironmental studies of the EMOWAA Pavilion site and elsewhere within the wider Cultural Quarter;
  • Develop an environmental sampling methodology for the excavations, with a structured workflow and defined objectives within set programme;
  • Working with other members of the joint research team, develop a sampling strategy to support a programme of scientific sampling (using radiocarbon dating and any other relevant techniques);
  • In co-ordination with relevant specialists, develop a programme of soil/micromorphology sampling;
  • Develop and manage a team of field archaeologists and other specialists able to implement a programme of sampling and analysis;
  • Ensure that appropriate types and quantities of equipment are available in Benin City at the right time for the implementation of the palaeoenvironmental, dating and soil sampling programme.

Fieldwork Implementation:

  • Set up and manage an efficient sample collection and processing facility on the Pavilion site (including a flotation tank) for the period of the October/November 2022 excavations;
  • Ensure that all members of the EMOWAA excavation team understand the sampling strategy and collection protocols;
  • Be present on site throughout the excavations to ensure that protocols are maintained and implemented throughout the period of the fieldwork;
  • Build a team of assistants to carry out the sampling processing in accordance with the chosen method;
  • Ensure that appropriate facilities are in place on site for the storage of palaeoenvironmental samples.

Post-Excavation Analysis:

  • Ensure that the samples recovered during the excavation are delivered to appropriate specialists;
  • Ensure that all specialists are appropriately briefed setting out the types of analysis required, the research questions that need to be addressed, the structure of reporting required and deadlines by which they should be received;
  • Co-ordinate with lead archaeologists at EMOWAA and our partners to ensure that reporting is delivered in line with the overall analysis and publication programme.

Publication:

  • Be responsible for the collation and completion of publication text relating to palaeoenvironmental, dating and soils evidence

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher in any related field
  • 3 years’ relevant experience in archaeological fieldwork and/or palaeoenvironmental studies
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently
  • Collaborative approach and ability to contribute to across different projects effectively
  • Proficiency in MS Suite (required)
  • English fluency (required)

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.

Terms and Conditions:

  • Reporting Line: Head of Archaeology & Heritage Management
  • Duty Station: Benin, Ibadan or Lagos
  • Compensation & Benefits: Competitive, subject to credentials
  • Start Date: September 2022, subject to 6-month probation period

Compensation & Benefits
Competitive, subject to credentials

Application Closing Date
30th August, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a 1-page cover letter to: info@EMOWAA.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

 

 

Job Title: Archaeological Geomatics Lead

Location: Benin – Edo, Ibadan – Oyo or Lagos
Employment Type: Multi-year contract
Reporting Line: Head of Archaeology & Cultural Heritage
Start Date: August 2022, 3-year contract subject to 6-month probation period

Job Overview

  • 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.

Job Description

  • We are looking for a geomatics lead who will be responsible for the collection and management of digital geospatial data during these excavations and its fieldwork and research within Benin City in the longer term.
  • The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in the use of digital geospatial recording techniques during archaeological fieldwork in West Africa, Nigeria and preferably Benin (see details below).
  • (S)he will require a high degree of technical knowledge about relevant hardware and software, flexibility, initiative and be an excellent team worker.
  • This role will involve working closely with international archaeologists and, where relevant, acquiring additional skills and experience of different and new technologies and approaches.

Key Responsibilities:
Data Collection:

  • Working closely with the EMOWAA archaeology lead and BM colleagues, develop a structured approach to the collection, processing and use of geospatial data during the forthcoming archaeological investigations at the EMOWAA Pavilion;
  • Gain an understanding of the available equipment and softwares and assess whether different/additional approaches are required
  • Develop a structured data workflow for site data
  • Develop a clear plan with regards to the medium and long-term management of site geospatial data
  • Agree appropriate deliverables with the EMOWAA/BM archaeological leads
  • Management and development of geospatial databases
  • Responsible for on-site geomatics (DGPS/total station, drone, photogrammetry, Lidar)
  • Management, maintenance and upkeep of geomatics equipment
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Analysis:

  • Undertake any necessary processing of the data in order to make it usable by the archaeological team when undertaking interpretation and preparing site reports
  • Provide site drawings/plans/sections as required by the archaeological team based on data collected on site
  • Undertake relevant analysis of digital data (eg the creation of 3D photogrammetric models)
  • Support the development of reporting of the excavations by the development of digital illustrations.

Management and Storage:

  • Working with EMOWAA’s digital team, agree formats and locations for the short and longterm storage of geospatial data

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Archaeology or related field, preferably combined with a degree, experience or training in the use of geospatial technology
  • At least 3 years’ relevant experience in archaeological fieldwork, preferably including aspects of geospatial data management
  • Ability to collaborate, learn quickly and work independently
  • Proficiency in relevant surveying, 3D and GIS softwares
  • English fluency (required)

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 Geomatics Lead 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.

Compensation & Benefits
Competitive, subject to credentials.

Application Closing Date
30th August, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a 1-page Cover Letter and CV to: info@EMOWAA.com referring to the role of interest in the subject line of the email.

 

 

Job Title: Information Technology (IT) Administrator

Location: Benin – Edo / Lagos
Contract type: Full or Part-time
Start Date: July 2022, subject to 6month probation period

Role Overview

  • The EMOWAA Pavilion is looking for an Information Technology (IT) Administrator to support, maintain, monitor and implement IT and data systems on a plethora of projects being run by the organisation.
  • Their role will involve being the point of contact for IT matters to ensure the smooth, efficient running of the projects and encourage adherence to IT best-practice by project members. Good communication skills, and a proactive nature are key to the role.
  • Duties broadly include project specific software setup, IT trouble shooting and managing the cloud-based Document Management System (DMS) and access to its content.

Key Responsibilities
Data Management & Security:

  • Support good data management and all digital information being created by EMOWAA or transferred to EMOWAA from external sources.
  • Manage and monitor use of the Document Management System (DMS) setup in Microsoft SharePoint. This includes document and mapping any new Team or Communication sites setup in support of the project.
  • Organise and administrate access to the DMS in SharePoint and folders/data within. This includes providing and removing access to project members and alter privileges as required.
  • Help implement best practice and adherence to project work-flows to ensure appropriate and consistent formats according to a set of project or predefined standards.
  • Act as a point of information for the DMS structure and ensure an efficient and intuitive setup for data management and access.
  • Administer data and network security for EMOWAA’s projects, including group policy and email security.
  • Review and update EMOWAA’s data management and information security policies annually.
  • Ensure compliance with Nigeria’s National Information and Data Protection standards.

IT Planning & Resource Management:

  • Conduct bi-annual gap analysis and keep track of the organisation’s hardware and software needs.
  • Assess and advise on the IT requirements at the start of each new project and advise the organization’s leadership on key priorities, costs, integration complexities, and timelines.
  • Work with EMOWAA administration to ensure access to on-going billing and invoicing duties, including but not limited to Microsoft 365.
  • Support in the preparation of budget estimates used to inform the project and help plan, organise and schedule IT work.
  • Be responsible for installing and upgrading system components.
  • Report on data usage, and methods of data interaction on the project using the DMS SharePoint reporting metrics.

Technical Support:

  • Setup new project members and help new members in the first-time access process.
  • Support and troubleshoot technical problems and help resolve IT, software and hardware issues.
  • Support data conversion and transfer between software used on the project.
  • Coordinate the IT needs of project staff members, contractors, and externals.
  • Consult with project members, teams and departments to estimate and resolve IT issues
  • Install and set up project software for employees, resolving IT and hardware issues.
  • Support the collection of information in the field.
  • Input into data storage approaches, file management and expansion methods as the project grows.

Staff Training & Guidance:

  • Provide training to fellow employees about network security and the best computer usage practices.
  • Create training guidance and run training sessions relating to Information Technology relevant to the project to ensure a consistent level of quality and efficiency on the project. This includes when implementing new SharePoint features or training new employees.
  • Educate project members in how to use SharePoint and the DMS. This includes creating guidance documents and designing in-person trainings.
  • Be a point-of-contact for project staff members and available for questions and troubleshooting

Duty Location:

  • Candidates who are resident in Benin or willing to relocate to Benin will be favoured. However, EMOWAA is also open to candidates in Lagos.

Compensation & Benefits
Competitive, subject to credentials.

Application Closing Date
30th August, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their 1page Cover Letter and CV to: careers@EMOWAA.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

 

 

Job Title: Head of Communications & Media Relations

Locations: Benin – Edo & Lagos
Employment Type: Full time
Reporting Line: Director of the Pavilion
Start Date: August 2022, subject to 6-month probation

Role Overview

  • The Head of Communications & Media Relations will be in charge of designing and executing our communication strategies.
  • You will be the first line of screening for local and international media outlets, manage our web and social media platforms, and support the implementation of our PR strategy.
  • The post holder will work with a network of creative and media professionals, and across all departments within EMOWAA to drive effective brand visibility and communication.
  • This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the framing of ground-breaking initiatives receiving global acclaim and contribute to EMOWAA’s ambitious impact objectives.

Key Responsibilities
Strategic Communications:

  • Build and execute EMOWAA’s annual communication plan, clearly outlining key audience and goal-specific communication products
  • Lead on our stakeholder mapping with our key target users and local partners for our first phase initiatives
  • Liaise with local and international PR consultants on key projects and initiatives

Media Relations Support:

  • Track press requests and media mentions of EMOWAA, and provide weekly media reports to EMOWAA’s senior management
  • Draft press releases and key messages for dissemination to relevant media platforms and stakeholders

Web and Digital Management:

  • Source and develop content for EMOWAA’s web and social media platforms
  • Drive proactive engagement and timely responses across on our social media and website
  • Monitor online and offline campaigns, and report on results

Publications and Events:

  • Work closely with the Head of Development, Education and Outreach Coordinator and research leads to plan and deliver key public events and publications
  • Source and manage content producers in line with specific outsourced projects, including TORs, contracting and oversight on execution
  • Conduct editorial reviews on all out-going content for publication on our platforms and sharing with key players and partners
  • Drive value-for-money and cost efficiency in our events, production and dissemination work

Internal Communications:

  • Oversee organization and programme-level brand development
  • Provide guidelines and trainings for staff to ensure appropriate use of EMOWAA’s communications tools and platforms (i.e. templates, media messages, etc.)
  • Regularly collaborate with EMOWAA department leads to ensure consistent documentation of activities and over time to build a multimedia archive

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Marketing, Law, Journalism, International Relations, Public Relations, Communications, or a related field
  • 5 years’ experience with a successful track record of garnering positive media coverage for an initiative, business or product.
  • Experience in internal communications management is highly desirable.
  • Strong writing, editorial and creative development skills.
  • Excellent problem solving. Experience working with creative producers will be highly desired.
  • Leadership qualities to keep a network of contractors motivated and steer a small team to successful completion of its goals and objectives
  • Interest or skill in new and emerging technological softwares and applications desired
  • Self-motivated, proactive and willing to learn
  • Collaborative approach and ability to contribute to different projects effectively
  • Proficiency in MS Suite (required), web or design applications (desired)
  • English fluency (required)

Career Growth & Development:

  • As the EMOWAA’s key programmes are established, the responsibilities for this role will expand in scope from organizational and project level support specific to the Pavilion to developing strategies that cut across the range of programmes and facilities within EMOWAA’s Creative District.
  • As such, this person will be considered as a key contributor of EMOWAA’s fundraising and business development strategies.
  • In this expanded capacity, you may represent the organization to the media, stakeholders and external partners in a senior front-facing role.
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Compensation & Benefits
Competitive, subject to credentials.

Application Closing Date
30th August, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a 1-page Cover Letter and CV to: careers@EMOWAA.com indicating the role of interest in the subject line of the email.

 

 

Job Title: Senior Archaeological Fieldwork Manager

Location: Benin – Edo, or Lagos
Reporting Line: Pavilion Director
Start Date: August 2022, 3-year contract subject to 6-month probation period

Job Overview

  • 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 looking for an experienced Fieldwork Manager to join our team of leading researchers in archaeology, environmental science and materials science study.
  • As first priority, (she will work with colleagues form the British Museum (BM) and National Commission of Museums and Monuments (NCMM), to undertake one of the largest programmes of excavation carried out in the region in recent years.
  • The appointee will contribute to the management of a diverse project team of Nigerian and international archaeologists, carrying out field archaeological investigations in Benin City.
  • They will be present on site in Benin City throughout the field investigations, commencing in early October 2022 and continuing until early December 2022. Thereafter the appointee will play a leading role in Co-ordinating the analysis, writing up and publication of the results of the excavations.
  • It is also envisaged that, in the longer-term, the candidate will contribute to the development of a regional archaeological centre of excellence. In the future this is likely to include the development of an annual field school, collaboration with other projects in the region and the development of an archaeological team that can provide contracting services on commercial projects in Nigeria and beyond.

Key Responsibilities
Develop Excavation Methodology & Research Questions:

  • Develop methodology, programme and budget for the EMOWAA-British Museum excavations;
  • Co-ordination with the EMOWAA design and construction team to ensure that there are no conflicts/delays caused to the construction team during the excavations;
  • Work with the EMOWAA construction management team to ensure that the excavations are carried out in accordance with EMOWAA and BM Health and Safety protocols, international best practice and relevant Nigerian legal requirements;
  • Ensure that a clear and practical plan for the excavation and recording of trenches;
  • Support the development of project research goals;
  • Work with the EMOWAA and BM teams to plan and develop investigations of the EMOWAA Pavilion site and elsewhere within the wider Cultural Quarter.

Excavation Management:

  • Working in close collaboration with the BM team and NCMM representatives, manage the implementation of the excavation and research design;
  • Lead the EMOWAA archaeological team, ensuring that all members of the team are clear about their roles and objectives over the period of the excavation and on a day by day basis;
  • Liaise on site with the construction manager and contractor representatives to ensure that there is mutual understanding of archaeological and construction programme and operations;
  • Ensure the safe management of excavations in deeply stratified urban contexts, ensuring compliance with health and safety and security standards and procedures at all times;
  • Ensure that finds are collected in line with project standards and processes;
  • Ensure that the project recording methodology is understood by all members of the excavation team and applied consistently;
  • Check the excavation records on a regular basis and ensure that they are complete and digitised at the end of the excavation period.

Training:

  • To ensure that there is an effective programme of training and skills transfer supporting the development of an archaeological centre of excellence at the EMOWAA Pavilion;

Post-excavation Analysis & Write Up:

  • Play a key role in the research and write up of the excavation and its results;
  • Working with the BM team, to review the records of all archaeological trenches and collate a reporting of the Pavilion excavations;
  • To ensure that all members of the EMOWAA archaeological team are aware of their responsibilities and the deliverables required from them.

Future Planning:
Work with other members of the EMOWAA team to develop the Pavilion as an archaeological centre of excellence in West Africa over the next few years, with a focus on:

  • A programme of annual field schools commencing in the dry season of 2023;
  • A suite of Cultural Heritage Management programmes and services at the Pavilion;
  • Direct funding applications, research collaborations and studentships relevant to EMOWAA’s objectives.

Community Engagement and Advocacy:

  • Working with EMOWAA and BM colleagues to develop a programme of public engagement during the October and November excavations consistent with security and safety considerations;
  • To act as an advocate and a voice for the project within Nigeria and internationally.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Preferably a PhD in Archaeology, although not essential for the right candidate;
  • At least 5 years experience of archaeological fieldwork, preferably in Nigeria/West Africa;
  • Experience of managing archaeology in the context of development;
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently
  • Collaborative approach and ability to contribute to across different projects effectively
  • Proficiency in MS Suite (required) and GIS software(s) (ArcGIS or Q-GIS)
  • English fluency (required)

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 appointee will lead the longer term growth and development of the archaeological team at the EMOWAA Pavilion.
  • The successful specialist will be able to represent EMOWAA at conferences and will take place in international training/exchange programmes.

Compensation & Benefits
Competitive, subject to credentials.

Application Closing Date
30th August, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a 1-page Cover Letter to: info@EMOWAA.com using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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