Archaeology – Near East & Egypt, Art History - Near East and Egypt, Cultural Resource Management
A. GENERAL INFORMATION Solicitation Number: ARCE/19-001 Open to: Qualified candidates who are legally able to live and work in Egypt. Issue Date: April 10, 2018 Closing Date: June 30, 2018 Contractor Role: Photography Manager Proposed Pay Band: Commensurate with experience Place of Performance: Qurna/Luxor Area Length of Engagement: This is a time-limited Contractor opportunity of approximately 24 to 30 months. Security Level: Employment Authorization from the Ministry of Labor and a Facilities Access Authorization from the Ministry of Antiquities will be required prior to starting the Contract. Additional authorizations from Egyptian Authorities may be required.
B. CONTRACT SCOPE OF WORK Use, maintain and manage ARCE-owned photographic equipment. Advise on acquisition of new equipment needed to update or improve work performance. Work with the data administrator in Luxor for the archiving of project photographs in the ARCE-Luxor database, a multi-discipline repository for past and current project records, documents and photographs. Work closely with the ARCE IT Manager on file management and software support. Mentor photography students or junior photographers engaged with Project activities. Work and coordinate with the ARCE-Luxor Archaeology and Conservation Departments on particular Project documentation tasks. Assist with the preparation photographic images for official presentations, publications or reports. Keep the Project Manager Director informed of photographic activities and provide a monthly report covering tasks performed.
C. REPORTING RELATIONSHIP The Contractor reports to the Project Manager.
D. SUPERVISION EXERCISED The Contractor does not directly supervise any other contractors, but may be asked to provide technical guidance to professional services contractors that are engaged with a project.
E. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The work involves periods of standing and walking to antiquities facilities and archeological sites. The contractor must be able to carry a reasonable amount of equipment (<5kgs.) on a regular basis.
F. ELIGIBILITY FOR CONSIDERATION Candidates must be legally eligible to live and work in Egypt. Documentation of eligibility will be required as part of the application.
G. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THIS CONTRACT Education: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree, B.A. or B.S. (or academic equivalent of University education) in any of the following fields; Photography, Graphic Arts, Fine Arts, Cultural Heritage, Archaeology, Museum Studies or other closely related study area. Prior Work Experience: 3 to 5 years of prior experience in photographic recording and documentation is required. Language Proficiency: Fluency in Arabic is required due to extensive daily contact with members of the Project team and other local contacts. A good working knowledge of both written and spoken English is required in order to communicate with ARCE staff, Project Leaders, international archeologists and conservationists, US Scholars and other contacts. Skills and Abilities: Candidates must have knowledge and prior experience with a wide range of photographic and documentation software including Photoshop, Lightroom, ArchiCad, ArchiFacade, MS and Mac applications and programs, cataloging software and file management software. Skill and professional experience using Photographic (Digital SLR and Video) equipment is required.
H. EVALUATION OF APPLICANTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA Applications will be screened initially for determination of eligibility and minimum qualifications. Candidates who do not meet the basic eligibility for consideration described in Item F (above) will not receive further consideration. Next, candidates who meet or exceed the minimum Qualification Requirements listed in Item G1through G4 will receive consideration and will be rank-ordered in accordance with the listed qualifications. Applicants are encouraged to address each of the listed requirements in their application. Omission of a description of an individual’s qualification on the application may result in a low ranking. Only Top-Ranked candidates will be contacted for an interview. ARCE will screen candidates for nepotism and conflict of interest concerns.
I. HOW TO APPLY To ensure consideration for the solicitation, applicants must reference the Solicitation Number and Contractor Role in the subject line of an email in the following manner: ARCE19-001 – Photography Manager to be sent to recruitment@ARCE.org. The email should include as attachments, a completed resume or curriculum vitae that includes their National ID Number issued by the Egyptian authorities. Candidates should include starting and ending employment dates in the description of prior work experience, the complete name and contact information of the current and prior employers. The application package should also include photocopies of educational certifications (e.g. University transcripts, diplomas, certificates, etc.). Employment Reference letters are optional.
J. QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS SOLICITATION Questions may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, referencing the Solicitation Number in the Subject Line. Questions regarding the status of a candidacy cannot be answered.
The American Research Center in Egypt is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports a multi-cultural work environment that includes diversity of gender, nationality, race, culture, religion, ethnicity and educational background. Candidates from minority or indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The American Research Center in Egypt is committed to prevent workplace harassment, workplace violence and discriminatory employment practices.
Internal Number: ARCE/19-001
About American Research Center in Egypt
Founded in 1948, the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is a private, nonprofit membership organization comprised of educational and cultural institutions, professional scholars and private individuals. ARCE's mission is to support research on all aspects of Egyptian history and culture, foster a broader knowledge of Egypt among the general public, and strengthen American-Egyptian cultural ties.