JOB: Pelagios is seeking a Community Manager

Pelagios Commons is seeking an active and engaged Community Manager to join their Investigative Team.

The Community Manager has everyday responsibility for working with the Pelagios Commons community and supporting SIG activity. It includes a wide range of outreach activities, including managing the Commons website and forum, social media presence, offering expert guidance, producing general documentation, minuting meetings, and running and participating in international meetings, conferences and workshops.

The Community Manager also responds to general Pelagios software support questions and collate and prioritise feedback with the Technical Director in order to continuously improve functionality. As a member of the Investigative Team, they fully engage with the project’s theoretical and technical development.

While the position reports directly the Pelagios Commons Community Director, in practice the role both permits and requires a significant degree of autonomy and teamwork. We anticipate that over time the roleholder will develop new opportunities and initiatives within Pelagios Commons.

The post may either be based at Lancaster University, UK, at the level of Senior Research Associate, or may be affiliated with a registered academic institution elsewhere in the world. In such cases, salary will be open to negotiation but may not exceed the maximum UK salary. Applicants wishing  to be affiliated with an institution other than Lancaster University must also provide a letter from the relevant organisation confirming their willingness to employ the applicant and to join the Pelagios Commons Research consortium.

For further details about this, and other enquires, please email

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview by Skype in the week commencing 14 November.

Pelagios is a project that embraces the entirety of the human experience. We therefore particularly welcome applicants whose personal background helps us to achieve this ambition. We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

To apply, please visit the relevant Lancaster University jobs page.