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Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture Project Digitisation Assistant

Do you have an interest in digitisation and proven experience in photography and photographic editing? Are you able to work under pressure and to deadlines, whilst keeping to performance standards? Are you customer-focused and able to deliver outstanding service?

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative and flexible individual to work on a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund that aims to engage new audiences with collections at the University of Leeds and at five partner museums across England. The partner museums are: Dales Countryside Museum, Ryedale Folk Museum, Weald & Downland Living Museum, Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, and the Museum of East Anglian Life.

The project centres around the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture (LAVC). The LAVC is a unique and nationally important multi-media archive including the records of the Survey of English Dialects and the Institute of Dialect and Folk Life Studies. The collection is housed and accessible at the University of Leeds Special Collections:
https://library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-leeds-archive-of-vernacular-culture

Digitisation is a key element to this project in order to preserve original material and provide access to this unique resource for research, learning and teaching. The digitisation assistant will receive initial training and ongoing guidance and supervision from Special Collections. Further detail on the project and guidance on marketing and information capture will be given by the wider project team including academics in the School of English.

Special Collections & Galleries at the University of Leeds holds world-class collections encompassing archives, manuscripts, rare books, and the University’s institutional archive and art collection. Access is delivered through our research centre in the Brotherton Library, our two public galleries, and increasingly through rich online content. Resource discovery and the management of collections data are major challenges for the service and are a focus of efforts to effectively showcase our distinctive offer to the University and wider research community.

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 20th January 2020

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Jodie Double, Digital Content and Copyright Manager

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7783, email: j.l.double@leeds.ac.uk


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Library
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 4
Salary:  £19,612 to £22,417 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 12 months due to external project funding)
Release Date:  Wednesday 04 December 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 22 December 2019
Interview Date:  See advert
Reference:  CSLIB1219
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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