Job: Digital Preservation Expert at Architekturmuseum der TUM, Technische Universität München

The Architekturmuseum der TUM / Lehrstuhl für Architekturgeschichte und kuratorische Praxis (TUM) is looking for a new full time academic staff member (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter*in) with a strong emphasis on digital preservation and the history of digital architecture, starting June 1, 2021.

The Architekturmuseum der TUM is looking for an outstanding individual to conceptualize and implement our new long-term digital archival strategy. Main tasks include strategic decision making based on current best practices in the archival treatment of born-digital content, fundraising, proactive acquisition of digital archives and appraisal of digital content as well as a basic understanding of database structures. The candidate is expected to prepare applications for funding in close cooperation with other chairs of TUM and other related institutions. The position should be filled by someone who will be able to maintain close connections with digital archivists and colleagues at other architecture museums.

The Architekturmuseum der TUM is looking for a person with experience in collections management, digital preservation and architectural history. The prospective applicant should have a strong vision of what the architectural archive of the future looks like as well as, preferably, already have experience working in a comparable field.
Basic programming skills are preferred but no prerequisite. However, it should be noted that this is a hands-on job that will require an openness to learning new skills.
In addition to digital preservation and as part of the team at TUM you will be required to teach in the field of architectural history or curatorial practice. There may be the opportunity to be involved in curatorial projects at the museum.

English speaking applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

The contract is for two years with the option to extend the position up to six years maximum. The Architekturmuseum der TUM offers a competitive salary and benefits depending on work experience and seniority in accordance with the public service wage agreement of the Free State of Bavaria (TV-L E13). As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, TUM explicitly encourages applications from women as well as from all others who would bring additional diversity dimensions to the university’s research and teaching strategies. Preference will be given to disabled candidates with essentially the same qualifications.

This application process consists of two rounds. In the first, you are invited to send a PDF with maximum 10 pages, including CV, a motivation letter and some work samples, one letter of recommendation.

Please send your application by 15 January 2021 to heinemann@architekturmuseum.de

More information can be found in the full job posting.

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