There's still time to apply to join the Manchester Together Archive project

You can find out more about the archive and our work do far at

If you have any questions about the project, please contact Amanda Wallace
(details below) or me.


Position Title: Digital Archivist (Manchester Together Archive)
Salary: Grade 6 0.4 FTE £24,657 to £28,221 (Bar at £ £27,358) per annum pro
Part-Time Position (14 hours per week )
Contract: Fixed term, 12 months
Job reference: MCC180919DA/NJ/GN
Work Location: Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
DBS Check Required: No

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Manchester City Council to digitise
the Manchester Together Archive as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

The Manchester Together Archive, held at Manchester Art Gallery, is made up
of more than 10,000 items left in St Ann’s Square (and a small number of
other locations), in the weeks following the 22 May 2017 Manchester Arena
attack. The items include notes, poems, cards, t-shirts, soft toys with
personal messages, drawings, balloons and candles. This material is
significant in its completeness, and marks a specific moment in
Manchester’s history.

We are looking for a highly skilled, motivated and experienced Digital
Archivist to work in a small team within Manchester City Galleries. The
team, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, will work in partnership with
the University of Manchester (Centre for Cultural Practices) and with
colleagues in Archives + to document, interpret and digitise this material
and create a publicly accessible online database.

The key responsibility of this role will be to plan and deliver a programme
of digitisation of the archival material – developing methodologies and
working with gallery staff, volunteers and external partners (including
developers) to create a full online digital archive that meets the
objectives of the project. This will include ensuring that the project is
running to schedule and that the project is within budget.

Applicants should have extensive experience of archive and / or museum and
gallery digitisation projects, and experience of developing and using
collection management and / or archive databases. Experience of working
with volunteers would be an advantage.

This post reports to the Deputy Director, Manchester Art Gallery.

Manchester City Galleries works in strategic partnership with the Whitworth
Art Gallery and Manchester Museum to deliver the city’s cultural objectives
and promote Manchester as a centre of knowledge and creativity. We use our
expertise to conserve, display and interpret the city’s significant
collections of fine art, decorative art and costume, introducing new
audiences to art and helping to raise Manchester’s cultural profile. Our
critically acclaimed artistic programme mixes historic works with the best
international contemporary art and draws more than half a million visitors
a year to our two main venues, Manchester Art Gallery and Platt Hall.

*Application Instructions:*
If you have any queries about the role please contact Amanda Wallace by
emailing [log in to unmask]

For further information and to apply online please visit:

Closing Date: 19 October 2018
Interview date: Tuesday 30 October 2018

Larysa Bolton
Heritage Collections Officer
Libraries, Galleries and Culture
The Neighbourhoods Service

Central Library
PO Box 532
Albert Square
M60 2LA

Tel: 0161 234 1986
Mobile: 07976 812625

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