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Position Title: Project Co-ordinator (Manchester Together Archive)
Salary: Grade 6 0.6 FTE £24,657 to £28,221 (Bar at £ £27,358) per annum
Part-Time Position (21 hours per week)
 Contract: Fixed term, 18 months
Work Location: Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, M2 3JL
DBS Check Required: No

An exciting opportunity has arisen in Manchester City Council to manage a
project to develop 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 Project
Co-ordinator to lead 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 implement the
project and manage the day to day running of the project, liaising with all
members of the project team and volunteers. This will include ensuring that
the project is running to schedule and that the project is within budget.

Applicants should have experience of working with archives or museum
collections in a collection management capacity, and experience of managing
a documentation or cataloguing project. Experience of digitisation
practices and managing 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:
https://bit.ly/2OpD9zh

Closing Date: 19 October 2018
Interview date: Wednesday 31 October 2018
Larysa Bolton
Heritage Collections Officer
Libraries, Galleries and Culture
The Neighbourhoods Service

Central Library
PO Box 532
Albert Square
Manchester
M60 2LA

Tel: 0161 234 1986
Mobile: 07976 812625

Email: [log in to unmask]
www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries/

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