British Archaeological Jobs & Resources

Technician in Digital Archaeology and Heritage

  Durham University in Department of Archaeology
  Apply before: 22/01/2021
Responsibility Level:  Trainee   L 2  L 3  L 3/4  L 4  L 4/5  L 5  L 5/6  L 6  L 7
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The Department of Archaeology at Durham has a world-class teaching and research reputation. We are regularly ranked one of the top two Archaeology departments in the UK and one of the top six globally. We run six undergraduate programmes and six taught postgraduate programmes and have an academic community of some 400 staff and students combined. We host a commercial archaeology unit in the Department and a range of lab-based commercial operations centred on our applied and scientific research expertise.

Digital Archaeology and Heritage are fast-growing fields and our research and teaching increasingly make use of digital techniques and digital visual media. Across our social and scientific research strengths, there is a demand for support relating to digital survey and data capture, modelling and visualisation. Our Material and Visual Culture Research Group is driving research projects centred on photogrammetric work connected to monuments and artefact collections, while our Landscape Research Group hosts expertise in remote sensing techniques and landscape survey through the Archaeology Informatics Laboratory. Our research ever more frequently requires digital techniques to enable world wide access to collections, inscriptions and buildings, to rapidly map structures and even cityscapes, and to enhance heritage protection. 

We are seeking to appoint a Technician with established professional expertise in digital and visual media who can support our needs in Digital Archaeology and Heritage. The postholder does not necessarily need to have a background in archaeology and/or heritage but should have knowledge of, and experience in, and be willing to develop, expertise in several of the following areas in relation to archaeological needs:

  • Photogrammetry and 3D scanning
  • Multi-light Imaging
  • Modelling, for example experience in 2.5D (RTI) and 3D digital work involving the production, manipulation, and analysis of models 
  • 3-D printing
  • Virtual Reality
  • Drone Work
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Database management and data storage

They will bring demonstrable experience in at least two of these applications and will be responsible for developing digital support for archaeological and heritage-based research and contributing to the development of grant and project proposals that include aspects of digital work and contributing some teaching and support for student projects. Desirable skills include experience in video editing and photography, digital illustration/light design. There is an expectation of travel in the UK and abroad connected to supporting digital work in the field. 


Recruiting to this post 

In order to be considered for interview, candidates must evidence each of the essential criteria required for the role in the person specification above. In some cases, the recruiting panel may also consider the desirable criteria, so we recommend you evidence all criteria in your application.  Please note that some criteria will only be considered at interview stage.

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What you are required to submit

1. A CV; 

2. A covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above;

3. Examples of how you satisfy the person specification. Please copy and paste the criteria into a separate document, provide evidence for each point, and submit this alongside your other application material. 

Please ensure that you submit all documentation listed above or your application cannot proceed to the next stage.




Please quote BAJR in your application.

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