Project Officer (Darning Scotland's Textiles Project)

University of Glasgow - Library

Job Purpose
To plan and deliver public engagement activities for the project Darning Scotland’s textile collections: recording, identifying and expanding knowledge about Scotland’s textile heritage.

The post holder will plan and deliver a programme of activities including exhibitions, seminars, oral history and interpretative resources to promote engagement with textile collections, record and share knowledge of the collections and industry, and learn about the Scottish textile industry.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To develop and implement a public engagement plan for textile collections held by Archives and Special Collections.
  2. Maintain and develop working relationships with potential user communities to support and develop textile heritage collections. This will involve identifying the most appropriate method of engagement for different communities.
  3. To manage and co-ordinate the project work of volunteers in order to achieve pre-defined project objectives. Specifically the post holder will need to devise volunteer projects based on the collections and supervise them.
  4. Maximise awareness of the project by preparing an online engagement plan using a variety of social media platforms. This will include contributing regular project posts to University of Glasgow Library blog and using Archives and Special Collection’s twitter and Instagram accounts.
  5. To collaborate with members of the project team to achieve project outcomes and ensure that the engagement activities connect with the target audiences and that any potential acquisitions identified as a result of engagement activities are pursued.
  6. To highlight preservation and conservation issues to the Preservation Manager.
  7. Monitor project outcomes and report monthly to the Project Manager and prepare written quarterly reports to Project Management Team.
  8. Produce digital outputs based on engagement activities. These may include digitised images, online pdf files – to create virtual sample books of photographed archive items, training resources, guidance documents and factsheets.
  9. Prepare an end-of-project report to evaluate the success of the engagement activities delivered.

Standard Terms & Conditions
Salary will be on the Management, Professional and Administrative Grade, level 6, £28,098 - £31,604 per annum, pro rata.

This is a part time post and fixed term to 31 August 2019 and has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund's Collecting Cultures programme.

17.5 hours per week; days to be confirmed.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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