Two exciting positions have become avaliable at Manchester Art Gallery.
The gallery is looking for Project Co-ordinator, working specifically developing the Manchester Together Archive as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund project. The position requires a highly skilled, motivated and experience Project Co-ordinator to lead a small team within Manchester City Galleries woring with an archive of more than 10,000 items left in St Ann's Square in the weeks following the 22 May 2017 Manchester Arena.
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.
If you have any queries about the role please contact Amanda Wallace by emailing email@example.com. Interviews with be held on Wednesday 31st October. More information on the role can be found here.
The gallery is also looking for a Digital Archivist to work on project 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.
If you have any queries about the role please contact Amanda Wallace by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Interviews with be held on Tuesday 30th October. More information on the role can be found here.
The Science Museum group are looking for a new Head of Exhibitions and Interpretation at the National Science and Media Museum. They are looking for a creative, innovative and strategic leader to join us at the Musuem, in Bradford, in a newly created role on a permanent basis.
They are looking for an individual that will be able to lead a dedicated and driven team of colleagues across exhibitions, content development and interpretation, ensuring our collections and knowledge are shared through story-led, innovative, visitor-focused design. Therefore, the position requires excellent leadership skills and experience of managing and developing a team, budgets and creating genuine opportunities through creative collaboration, as well as experience of interpretive methodology and audience focussed data to deliver creative projects for museum exhibitions, galleries or interactive public spaces.
A reminder that the National Photography Symposium (NPS) will be returning this year hosted by Redeye in partnership with the University of Salford at their base in MediaCityUK. The Symposium will be held over three dynamic and engaging days, Thursday 1 - Saturday 3 November.
Innovative and forward-looking, the programme of events will be richly curated, with over 20 influential people speaking. Entitled The Future of Work in Photography, the symposium will be a chance for people working with or in photography to discuss current issues, trends, ideas, movements and campaigns to improve the industry.
The University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections Division will be hosting a conference on broader themes surrounding Stereo Photography during 18-19 October, 2018. This is presented in conjunction with the 2018 St Andrews Photography Festival, 'Stereo Views of Scotland' which runs throughout the month of October.
A call for papers is now open. Submissions should link to stereo photography or collections in some context but do not have to be specific to Scottish or British Photography. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words for your 20 minute presentation.
Proposals should be submitted to Rachel Nordstrom by emailing RN32@st-andrews.ac.uk. All proposals should be submitted by 18 May, 2018 so that we may have a completed programme for publication by 31 May, 2018.
More information on the conference can be found here. Thanks to the British Photographic History for sharing this information.