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20th July 2011



Job Opportunity in Plymouth - please send any requests to website below, and not Healthy Gay Cornwall. thanks

Job title: Research Assistant - Archival Project Co-ordinator (Pride in Our Past)
 Job reference: A2195
 Application closing date: 27/07/2011
 Location: Plymouth
 Salary: £22971 to £26629 pro rata, pa - Grade 5
 Contract Type: Part-time, Fixed-term
 
The Centre for Humanities, Music and Performing Arts Research (HuMPA) in the Faculty of Arts is seeking to appoint a suitable individual to work in partnership as a co-ordinator and researcher for a local community group archive project entitled 'Pride in Our Past'.
 
HuMPA is currently working with Plymouth Pride Forum and the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office at Plymouth City Council to create an archive of Plymouth's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) histories. With the aid of Heritage Lottery Funding, the archive will become a permanent part of the Records Office archives and will be the basis for an exhibition in the City Museum in 2012.

You will be educated to at least degree standard or equivalent, and will have experience in community work as well as research methods and techniques, especially archival. You will require proven communication skills in addition to excellent interpersonal and organisational skills. The role involves liaising with volunteers, encouraging use of archives in the community, using original sources as a means of enhancing a sense of place. The role also involves understanding of the past as well as enabling a 'hidden community' to become visible within the city's official archival collection. In addition the role will include the opportunity to be involved in the curation of the exhibition in 2012.
 
Although directly accountable to the Academic Advisor of the Pride in Our Past Project, Professor Roberta Mock, this job will be primarily based at the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office.

This is a part-time post working 29.6 hours per week on a fixed-term for 10 months.
 
Clearance from the Criminal Records Bureau will be required for this position.
 
For further information (including a job description and person specification), please visit: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/working