New post: Research Technician (Digital Resources Administrator)

Position Type: Temporary - Part time
Salary: £26,167 - £31,943 per annum
Closing Date: 18/04/2012

Job Overview

3 Years Fixed Term Contract
Part time 0.5 FTE, 20 hours
CCW Research – Ligatus

Why choose us?

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. ‘Ligatus’ conducts world-leading research into bookbinding history, archiving, conservation and digitisation. We have a successful record in obtaining funding and initiating pioneering projects, including the preservation of the world’s oldest monastic library.

The role

This is a fascinating and varied role that involves publishing, managing and optimising the digitised collections of Ligatus, with special emphasis on quality and consistency. This will involve administering the digitised data from its creation to ingestion in our online management systems. You’ll also specify the requirements of the publishing systems, particularly the development of our image/metadata capabilities, along with our Institutional Repository and IT teams.

Your profile

A graduate with plenty of relevant experience, you’re able to work independently as well as offer the team your considered opinions and expertise. Certainly with a high level of IT competency, you have an impressive knowledge of XML technologies and the ability to administer XML data and XML native databases. Importantly, you’re able to design, code, test, correct and document batch data processing scripts and macro-commands. Attention to detail and a methodical working approach are essential.
In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, a final salary pension and a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity and diversity. Relocation assistance is available.


Please download an application pack and apply. Please note that C.V.’s submitted without a formal application form will not be accepted for consideration. If you have any queries about this role that are not covered in the documentation available below please contact Adrian Machinn, Staffing Administrator, telephone: 020 7514 8780, email:
University of the Arts London aims to be an equal opportunities employer embracing diversity in all areas of activity.