18 Jan Research Specialist Job Description – for the Museum of Corruption
Research Specialist Job Description – for the Museum of Corruption
Museum of Corruption (MoC) is a transnational interdisciplinary platform for researching, contextualizing and displaying a virtual collection of corruption mechanisms, both in legal and in an ethical sense through practical, theoretical and critical assessment using contemporary museology methods. Aiming to bring back trust to the integrity of institutions and mechanisms of democracy by treating critically the phenomenon of corruption, the project assembles different organizations and individuals from Serbia, Romania and Ukraine.
MoC invites personal ethics to work for the common good.
Starting from the original meaning of the Latin word corruptio, MoC aims to reframe the notion of corruption from abuse of power to the moral inability of individuals to put the wellbeing of the community above their own interest.
The specific aim of MoC platform is to popularize critical thinking about corruption in a modern, visually intriguing and recognizable way, using IT technology, visual communication and info graphics.
For that purpose site museumofcorruption.net an www.muzejkorupcije.org will be formed to address the needs of various communities and engage artists to work in different formats questioning corruption of /
TIME / CULTURE / LANGUAGE / DATA / PERSONALITY / INSTITUTION
For the corruption of language we have been given several definitions but we have chosen two that described the best what we thought was crucial.
What is the corruption of language?
“Language can be corrupt by prescription of rules by normativists. It happens when that kind of prescription begins to wane too deep into the tissue of the language, when it is based on mismatched logics, poor understanding of the language, incorrectly recognized regularities in the language, when it sticks to things which are the subject of style and the subject of communication situation. When it drives people into saying, that before they say anything, they start thinking right, as it should, and how not, and because of that artificial quasi-correctness they make a compromise with the goal of communication and content they want to convey.”
“Where language stops to be a mean of communication and becomes a deterrent, there one can look for causes and consequences of corrupting the language”.
Valerija Majus Marinković, professor of Serbian language
We are looking for a meticulous, detail-oriented Research Specialist to assist us with the planning and conducting of social/ethical/cultural experiments of our conceptual art project Museum of Corruption.
The Research Specialist’s responsibilities include:
• Data collection and analysis
• Qualitative data research
• Quantitative data sets
As a Research Specialist, you will also assist in preparing complete documentation for experimental procedures, monitoring researchers and presenting your findings to the board of trustees.
To be a successful Research Specialist, you should understand and be able to apply research principles, concepts, practices, and methods. You should also possess strong analytical, mathematical, and research skills, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Research Specialist Main responsibilities:
• Developing objectives, definitions and designing research of Museum of Corruption to theorize and extend the list of categories/exhibits (current categories: Time, Personality, Data, Institution, Language, Culture)
• Formulating and conducting experiments, performing data collection, and analyzing and evaluating test and research results.
• Responding to research questions, troubleshooting problems, developing and writing advanced experimental protocols, and monitoring ongoing projects and proposing and implementing changes.
• Contributing to and writing research findings for further materials which will be used within the Museum of Corruption implementation: publications, papers, presentations, grants, and other documents.
Research Specialist qualifications:
• Ideally 2 years of relevant experience
• Excellent knowledge of sociological methods; Any focus on humanities, politics, art, anthropology, art, culture is desirable
• Experience in research using large claims databases
• Experience in collaborative projects with social & cultural impact is preferred
• Background in philosophy, humanities, socio-political studies is advantageous.
Contact: muzejkorupcije.org, umetnički direktor Goran Denić, firstname.lastname@example.org