A Theban Mapping Project Coordinator job position has been announced by the American Research Center in Egypt.
The now-iconic Theban Mapping Project began work in Luxor’s West Bank in 1979, mapping its hillsides and making detailed architectural plans of the many ancient tombs it contained, starting with those in the Valley of the Kings.
In 1989 it rediscovered the entrance to one of them, a minor tomb Egyptologists called KV 5. Over the next several years, the TMP’s work revealed that KV 5 was not a minor tomb at all but the biggest tomb ever found in the Valley of the Kings and one of the largest ever found in Egypt.
The discovery made headlines around the world and the TMP was bombarded with questions from a fascinated public. To keep them up to date, KV5.com went online in July 1998 and was an immediate hit. It received dozens of awards for its content and design, and by 2000 was receiving over 18 million hits annually, making it easily the most-visited archaeological site on the Internet. However, in 2010 the site crashed and the TMP lacked the funds to restore it to
In 2019, the American Research Center in Egypt came to the rescue and authorized funds and contracted its web designer, Teal Media, to revive the website, redesigning its format and functionality. The American University in Cairo continues to be the home of the TMP and together, AUC and ARCE relaunched the website as https://thebanmappingproject.com/ in 2020. The website now contains several new features, including photographic coverage of decorated KV tomb walls and interactive drawings of the tombs. Plans for expansion to other sites and monuments in the West Bank are already underway, as are plans for a TMP archive.
Theban Mapping Project Coordinator
The Theban Mapping Project Coordinator will be responsible for the project content planning and
Development, establishing and maintaining a TMP archive management, Web design, and management.
– MA in Egyptology required Ph.D. preferred.
– Sound knowledge of Project Management principles, resource management,
and time management.
– Experience is desired in Drupal CMS and web backend management.
– Demonstrated level of English editing and writing skills.
Contract term: two years, non-renewable
Skills and Duties
– Organized and very attentive to detail.
– Get to know the people who work as project partners and promote mutually
– Maintain familiarity with the field through continuing professional development (CPD).
– Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) to a diverse audience is
– Familiarity with metadata management and archival systems management is
desired and/or a willingness to learn.
– Highly motivated with the ability to work independently.
– Respect the diversity of persons encountered in the daily work.
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How to apply
Applicants must reference the Announcement Number and Job Title in the subject line of an email in the following manner: “ARCE/21-03, Theban Mapping Project Coordinator” to be emailed to [email protected]. The closing date for the application to be considered is July 10, 2021.
The work of the Theban Mapping project had been presented in a recent event; see here.