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Assistant Keeper

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 20/09/2018 22:59
£20,541 - £23,111 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Arts / Tourism
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Tyne and Wear

Job details 

Closing date:
20 Sep

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

37 hours per week
Fixed term for 3 years

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museum (TWAM) is a large and successful archive and museum service managing nine venues in Newcastle, Gateshead, North and South Tyneside. The museum collection reflect a period of collection of over 200 years and number approximately nearly 1.1 million items, while the archive collections are among the largest in the country.

Unlocking Our Sound Heritage is a major UK wide project that will help save the nation’s sounds and open them up to everyone. The project aims to digitally preserve almost 500,000 endangered sound recordings from across the UK and make 100,000 available online, transforming the visibility of sound archive collections in the process. It will establish a network of audio preservation centres across the UK. Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums is the regional hub for the North-East and Yorkshire. Over three years, we will work with partners across the region to ensure that 5,000 sound heritage items are digitally preserved and accessible to new audiences. The digitised material will then be used as part of innovative learning and outreach activities.

To deliver this project, we are looking to recruit an Assistant Keeper. The post holder will be responsible for creating catalogue records and metadata for a wide variety of sound recordings. The key focus of the role will be generating catalogue records to appropriate standards, supporting volunteers and working with colleagues to deliver the project outcomes.

Further details about the role and the essential criteria needed by prospective candidates are detailed in the accompanying job description and person specification. More information on the Unlocking our Sound Heritage Hub project is also available.

For informal enquiries or if you would like to discuss the role please contact Lizzy Baker, Archives Lead by email in the first instance: elizabeth.baker@twmuseums.org.uk.

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