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Community Land Scotland

Job Opportunity: Archive Assistant

We are recruiting an enthusiastic and detail-oriented Archive Assistant to deliver an accessible and engaging archive of stories to showcase the experience of the communities involved in Scotland’s community ownership journey.

This archive is the culminating work of our 100 Years of Community Ownership project, which showcases the impact of community ownership on Scotland’s social, economic, and natural heritage by gathering together the stories of community landowners across the country.

About the Role

As part of the 100 Years of Community Ownership project, Community Land Scotland will be collecting, preserving and sharing Scotland’s community ownership story. We are hiring an Archive Assistant who will have responsibility for gathering material from communities and ensuring digital materials in our care remain authentic, accessible, re-usable and understandable in the future.

In this role, you will work in the management of the digital collections, reporting to the HYOCO Curator and work alongside the Events Assistant and wider Community Land Scotland team. You will help deliver an accessible and engaging archive of stories to showcase the experience of the communities involved in Scotland’s community ownership journey.

You will be responsible for designing and overseeing the archive process, equipment and website management. This will require liaising with community groups, the Community Land Scotland staff team, and the administrator of the website. You will also work on the archive’s preservation strategy and community engagement activity. You will work closely with the Curator to devise and implement an overall archive policy – providing support and information for the creation of grant applications and reports and assisting with the identification of the archive’s future needs.

You will work with stakeholders and represent Community Land Scotland in a variety of settings. You will also be expected to proactively engage with community groups, encouraging wider engagement with the archive website and the overall 100 Years of Community Ownership project.

See full details and person specification in Archive Assistant job description linked under “Documents”.

Job Details

Job title:
Archive Assistant

£26,000 pa pro rata (equivalent to £13,000 over six months)

Reporting to:
Community Ownership Curator

Full-time for 6 months (we would be open to this being a part-time role over a longer period) from May / June 2024

Contract length:
Six months

Glasgow or home-based or hybrid

Closing date:
26 April 2024 at 12:00

Interview date:
Week commencing 13 May 2024

How to apply:

Before you apply, please read about our recruitment process here.

The application form is run through Google Forms, which means that if you are completing this form from within your own Google account, your answers will be automatically saved, and you can return to the form in progress at any time.

If you are not using your own Google account, you may wish to prepare your answers to the form ahead of time. This document will provide you with the questions the form will require.