Archivist and Engagement Producer
The Archivist and Engagement Producer is responsible for overseeing the collecting, cataloguing and digitising of iniva’s archive collections, and engagement with those collections by the public through the production of new digital content and programming. This post will be responsible for creating a strategy for the cataloguing our collections, and carrying out digitisation of key parts of the iniva Archive (1994-present). This includes key educational texts, as well as documenting current projects such as Future Collect, and producing new digital content to widen our arts educational remit.
The role of Archivist and Engagement Producer has been made possible and is fully funded through a 3.5-year grant from the Freelands Foundation. This grant supports iniva’s unique learning programme, and is centred around the invigoration of the Stuart Hall Library, a unique collection of books, artist and curatorial archives of Black British Arts movements. A UK-wide programme of learning, community engagement, events, residencies and digitalisation will challenge conventional notions of diversity and difference; with audiences operating at the heart of these porous programmes.
The ideal candidate will bring excellent knowledge and experience of best practice in archival storage and cataloguing to the team, to methodically identify, record and preserve a resource as well as select and acquire new material related to iniva’s current artistic programme according to established retention schedules. As such experience creating archives policies and procedures; records management of physical and digital files and retention schedules is advantageous.
A passion for increasing opportunities for access to collections through digitisation and public engagement is essential. As the role develops into year 2 and 3 of the project, it will be important that you are a culturally competent and empathetic producer with a proven track record of working creatively with artists of colour with diverse artistic practices who explore the politics of race, class and gender.
A highly competent multi-tasker and team player who has strong communication and relationship building skills and the ability to work sensitively with a range of stakeholders adjusting your approach as appropriate would be ideal for this role.
Candidates from underrepresented communities are particularly encouraged to apply for this role. We are committed to increasing the diversity and inclusion of staff within the Arts and Archives sectors. We welcome applications from everyone who meets the person specification of the role.
How to Apply
To apply, please send us a completed application form and
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to email@example.com with ‘Archivist and Engagement Producer’ as the email subject. CVs are not accepted as part of the application.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 1st December at midnight. Applications received after this time will not be permitted.
Please note that due to limited resources, unfortunately, applicants not shortlisted for interviews will not be informed.
We expect the date of interview to be 15th December. We are open to other dates for interview should that date be inconvenient.
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