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Black Cultural Archives

Exciting opportunities to make history: Collections, Learning and Fundraising posts at the Black Cultural Archives, London

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Black Cultural Archives, a charity dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the history of Black people in Britain, is on the brink of making history. The Heritage Lottery Fund recently announced a £4millon grant for the Black Cultural Archives to establish the National Black Heritage Centre in Brixton. Set to open in April 2012, the centre will be the permanent home of the Black Cultural Archives’ collection of historic material, providing the foundation for a strong public programme that will include outreach, exhibitions, educational activities and events.

We are searching for experienced professionals motivated to work at an organisation dedicated to Black heritage, who have a keen interest in Black history and are inspired to be a part of a Black-led organisation. Black Cultural Archives’ staff will build upon and extend existing learning and collections programmes, fundraising efforts, and community development initiatives and contribute to the construction and opening of the new building and the operation of the new facility.

This is a very exciting time for the Black Cultural Archives. If this sounds like a project and an organisation that you would like to be a part of please submit an application for one of the following posts:

Learning Manager

Salary: £30- £32k per annum
This post will lead on learning, engagement and participation; develop, manage and deliver high quality learning opportunities for a range of audiences. The ideal candidate will have at least two years experience in a formal or cultural learning environment, curating exhibitions and displays, and an in-depth knowledge of Black history in the UK and subjects that relate to the Black Cultural Archives. Knowledge of using web or digital media to create learning opportunities and experience of producing publicity material is desirable.
(Ref: 1010/LM)

Collections Manager

Salary: £30 – £32k per annum
The post holder will manage the archive service, develop new collections (including the library collection) and deliver the collections management programme. The ideal candidate should have a postgraduate archive qualification, experience of cataloguing to ISAD(G) standard and using archive catalogue databases, and demonstrable evidence of managing an archive service.
(Ref: 1010/CM)

Assistant Archivist

Salary: £22 – £24k per annum
The post holder will be responsible for cataloguing new collections, assisting users, supervising and training volunteers, and supporting the production of exhibitions and events. The ideal candidate will be an independent worker with at least one year’s cataloguing experience, including IT skills and the use of professional cataloguing software.
(Ref: 1010/AA)

Fundraising Manager

Salary: £42-£45k per annum
This post holder be responsible for shaping and delivering Fundraising Strategy. The ideal candidate will have at least three years experience of charity fundraising with a verifiable track record of personal achievement, a proven ability in fundraising strategy development and implementation, and an entrepreneurial instinct.
(Ref: 1010/FM)

Closing date: 18 October 2010
Interviews: week commencing 1 November 2010

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  1. This makes me sad. I’m trying to move to England in two years to do postgrad for this type of stuff exactly.

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  3. Don’t be sad, be encouraged!

  4. Thanks, I am. I just hope something like that is open when I get over there.

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