We are looking for

a Project Team Member for the Iceman Database (with English mother tongue)

The project assignment is time-limited and must be completed between 1.2.2019 to 31.12.2019 and will amount to about 800 hours of work.

Ötzi the Iceman, one of the most famous mummies in the world, is kept in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bozen/Bolzano in Italy. Since his discovery in September 1991 he has been and continues to be researched and investigated by scientists from all over the world.
The findings of this research are being collated in a database by the Museum.

Your task will be to translate the keyword texts concerning Ötzi the Iceman from German into English. At the same time you will need to check the scientific details. For each keyword there is a popular science explanation and a scientific explanation, each up to a maximum of 500 characters (without spaces).
Staff members of the Museum will be able to assist you with any questions about the contents of the database.
Your physical presence in the Museum will be required by agreement.
There is an honorarium of 12,000 euro (net) available for the project.

Person specification:

You have a degree in natural sciences (biology, anthropology with a medical focus or similar) or you are about to graduate and are interested in archaeology and Ötzi or other mummies.
Explaining complex relationships in an understandable way is one of your strengths and you already have experience in writing texts and in translation work. You might wish to attach examples of your translation work to your application.
Languages: English (mother tongue), German. Knowledge of Italian is highly desirable for possible checking of facts from scientific publications.
Once you have been given instructions you will be able to work independently and in a structured manner as well as present the results of your work at the agreed intervals.

Please submit your application by 7 January 2019 to the Project Leader Katharina Hersel [email protected]. Ms Hersel will be pleased to provide interested persons with further details. T +39 0471 320114.


If you are interested in an internship at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, there are two ways in which you can apply:
- Through a framework agreement between your university and the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology;
- Through the acceptance procedure for an internship in the public administration of the Province of Bolzano (only for individuals with an Italian tax number).

The minimum internship period for students is two months. Internships are available in the fields of archaeology, museum didactics and PR/marketing, depending on the time of year. Please note that good language skills in German and Italian are essential.


For further information regarding your application (including motivation, CV and photo) please contact Dr. Paola Claut [email protected]
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