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Digital Archaeology / Digital Heritage Technician

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University of York - King's Manor, York city centre
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26,341 - 32,344 per year
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The Department of Archaeology at York is recognised as a vibrant research community and a centre of excellent teaching.  We are based in the King’s Manor in the heart of the historic city with additional facilities at Heslington West campus.  We offer a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, and pride ourselves on providing a supportive, enthusiastic, and challenging academic atmosphere which enables our students to achieve their full potential.

Our vibrant student community consists of around 300 undergraduates and 300 postgraduates, with growing global representation. The student experience is of paramount importance to the Department and we maintain a high level of student satisfaction.


As Digital Archaeology/Digital Heritage Technician, you will be contributing to our thriving community of digital practitioners at York, which includes the Archaeology Data Service, Internet Archaeology, the Centre for Digital Heritage, and the Digital Archaeology and Heritage (DAH) Lab. You will be expected to deliver high quality, specialist technical support to colleagues and to students and to take responsibility for running and maintaining all specialist hardware and software.  Both of these are instrumental to help maintain and develop York’s globally recognised excellence in digital archaeology. You should have demonstrable experience in a range of digital techniques such as 3D modelling, digital imaging such as photogrammetry, data management in archaeology, computational archaeology, virtual reality implementation, machine learning, and spatial technologies. Ability to provide excellent customer service whilst following robust processes and working in an organised and structured manner are a must.  Willingness to collaborate with colleagues in Archaeology and in IT Services is equally essential. In return, we will welcome you into our friendly and supportive working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel.

We particularly encourage applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented within the Department.

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

Qualifications, Skills & Experience needed

  • A degree in a relevant subject
  • Knowledge of Digital Archaeology and/or Digital Heritage
  • Knowledge and experience of relevant specialist hardware and software
  • Experience of supporting and training others in the use of specialist IT hardware and software
  • Experience of producing digital content to support research and teaching activity
  • Proven skills and ability in a wide range of digital archaeology and/or digital heritage techniques (for example: photogrammetry, 3D reconstruction, virtual reality, GIS, database/data management and other methods in spatial and computational archaeology)
  • Ability to work independently, yet in close collaboration with other archaeologists, particularly researchers working on related topics
  • Ability to effectively organise and prioritise own work and follow procedures in order to produce work to a high standard, to required deadlines
  • Positive attitude to colleagues and students, collaborative ethos, and ability to demonstrate creativity, initiative and judgement in applying appropriate approaches to teaching and research support

Interview date: 15 December 2021

For informal enquiries: Colleen Morgan -

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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