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Archivist

The Glasgow Academy , City of Glasgow

Vacancy details

Please apply before 16/08/2019 at 4:00 pm

Colebrooke Street, Glasgow, G12 8HE

Ilona Kovacs
Administration Manager

0141 334 8558

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Vacancy Description / Summary

We are looking for a self-motivated, meticulous and responsible individual with excellent organisational, presentation and planning abilities. Do you possess strong technical archiving skills and have a track record in establishing effective archive processes and systems? In addition to these skills do you also have a passion to bring the archive to the wider school community in relevant and contemporaries in ways that will generate sustained interest across the school and from the wider community? If so, this could be just the job for you.

In the last year, The Glasgow Academy has worked to gather and catalogue its archival material. History and tradition are important to The Academy’s community and we are ready to take the next step in making our archival resource publicly available. During summer 2019 specialist archival storage space and a reading room will be created and the archivist would seek to have a strategic influence on the development of this space.

In order to achieve this, we are seeking to appoint a qualified archivist for a six-month assignment who will:

Establish the archive in its new home and ensure that adequate environmental, security and data protection regimes are put in place to preserve and appropriately display the collection.

Design and develop a programme of events which will introduce the archive to the wider community.

Create and develop social media content and engagement for the school archive.

Recruit and manage volunteers from the alumni and wider school community to assist with the development of the archive.

Pay and benefits: £22k (pro-rata)
Location: Kelvinbridge, Glasgow
Type of position: Part-time 0.4, contract
Start date: ASAP

A letter of application stating clearly what you can offer The Academy, full CV and names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of two referees should be sent by Friday 16 August to llona Kovacs, Administration Manager, The Glasgow Academy, Glasgow, G12 8HE from whom further details may be obtained (email enquiries@tga.org.uk or call 0141 334 8558).


About the School

The Glasgow Academy is a high-achieving Co-ed day school for children aged 3-18. Founded in 1845, it prides itself on the all-round
education and exceptional opportunities its pupils enjoy.

Its purpose-built Prep School (2008) at Kelvinbridge and two other primary and Nursery sites in Newlands and Milngavie make it a school for the whole of Glasgow and beyond.

A nurturing environment, specialist teaching and coaching, around 20 sports and £26 million invested in class-leading and award-winning facilities over the last decade provide unique opportunities for children to have fun learning, develop confidence and 'can do, will do', and excel.

Key to that is the exceptional range of activities and support, inspiring teachers, individual attention and smaller classes.