|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 rata
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) project.
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.
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Closing Date: 19 October 2018
Interview date: Tuesday 30 October 2018
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