[Humanist] 27.775 jobs: short-term in Dorset; mapping for the National Library of Wales

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 775.
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  [1]   From:    "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>            (60)
        Subject: Cynefin : Mapio Cymru

  [2]   From:    Cat Rushmore <cat.rushmore at GMAIL.COM>                     (94)
        Subject: short term paid jobs in Dorset: cataloguer and scanner.


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        Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2014 15:11:37 +0000
        From: "Prescott, Andrew" <andrew.prescott at kcl.ac.uk>
        Subject: Cynefin : Mapio Cymru


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Nia Daniel <nia.daniel at LLGC.ORG.UK>
> Subject: Cynefin : Mapio Cymru
> Date: 7 February 2014 14:48:12 GMT
> To: <LIS-WALES at JISCMAIL.AC.UK>
> Reply-To: Nia Daniel <nia.daniel at LLGC.ORG.UK>
> 
> Cynefin : Mapio Cymru
> 
> Bydd cyllid a ddarperir gan CDL yn sicrhau bod fersiynau esgobaethol o fapiau degwm Cymru, a gedwir gan Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (LlGC), yn cael eu hadfer, eu digido a’u rhoi ar-lein. Bydd grant o £ 486,000 i'r Cyngor Archifau a Chofnodion Cymru (CACC) yn golygu y bydd mapiau graddfa fawr gynharaf Cymru yn parhau i fod yn adnodd hanesyddol pwysig ar gyfer cenedlaethau'r dyfodol. Mae'r prosiect 'Cynefin: Mapio Cymru' yn cael ei arwain gan CACC yn gweithio mewn partneriaeth â LlGC ac archifdai awdurdodau lleol ledled Cymru.
> 
> Gwahoddir ceisiadau am 3 swydd:
> 
> Cynorthw-ydd Cadwraeth (dan hyfforddiant)
> Band 2: £15,727 - £19,422, tymor Penodol dan 31 Mawrth 2016. Oriau: 37 awr yr wythnos. Dyddiad Cau: 19 Chwefror 2014
> 
> Cynorthwy-ydd Digido (Prosiect Cynefin)
> Band 1: £13,370 - £14,803 (pro rata), Tymor Penodol tan 31 Mawrth 2016, Oriau: 18.5 yr wythnos (yn gweithio Mercher, Iau a Gwener), Dyddiad Cau: 19 Chwefror 2014
> 
> Swyddog Delweddau (Prosiect Cynefin)
> Band 2: £15,727 - £19,422 (pro rata), Hyd y Swydd: Tymor Penodol tan 31 Mawrth 2016. Oriau: 18.5 yr wythnos (yn gweithio Mercher, Iau a Gwener), Dyddiad Cau: 19 Chwefror 2014
> 
> Manylion pellach ar y wefan:
> www.llgc.org.uk/cy/am-llgc/gweithiwch-gyda-ni/swyddi/
> 
> ----------------
> 
> Cynefin: Mapping Wales’ Sense of Place’
> 
> Funding provided by HLF will ensure that diocesan versions of the tithe maps of Wales, currently held by the National Library of Wales (NLW), are restored, digitised and made available online. The £486,000 grant to the Archives and Records Council Wales (ARCW) will mean that what many regard as the earliest large-scale maps of Wales will continue to be an important historical resource for future generations.  The project ‘Cynefin: Mapping Wales’ Sense of Place’ is led by ARCW working in partnership with the NLW and local authority record offices throughout Wales.
> 
> Applications are invited for the following 3 posts:
> 
> Digitisation Assistant (Cynefin Project)
> Band 1: £13,370 - £14,803 (pro rata). Fixed Term until 31 March 2016. Hours: 18.5 (working Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Closing Date: 19 February 2014
> See website for job description http://www.llgc.org.uk/en/about-us/work-with-us/jobs/
> 
> 
> Imaging Officer (Cynefin Project)
> Band 2: £15,727 - £19,422 (pro rata).  Fixed Term until 31 March 2016. Hours: 18.5 working Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Closing Date: 19 February 2014
> See website for job description http://www.llgc.org.uk/en/about-us/work-with-us/jobs/
> 
> 
> Conservation Assistant (under training).
> Band 2: £15,727 - £19,422. Fixed Term until 31 March 2016. Hours: 37. Closing Date: 19 February 2014
> See website for job description http://www.llgc.org.uk/en/about-us/work-with-us/jobs/
> 
> 
> -- 
> Nia Mai Daniel
> 
> Pennaeth Uned Llawysgrifau, Delweddau, Mapiau a Cherddoriaeth
> Head of Manuscripts, Visual Images, Maps and Music Unit
> 
> Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru	National Library of Wales
> 
> nia.daniel at llgc.org.uk		Ffôn / Phone 01970 632878
> 
> Un o lyfrgelloedd mawr y byd	One of the great libraries of the world	
> http://www.llgc.org.uk/			



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        Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2014 16:05:13 +0000
        From: Cat Rushmore <cat.rushmore at GMAIL.COM>
        Subject: short term paid jobs in Dorset: cataloguer and scanner.


Freelance cataloguer (archives) fixed term project assistant.
£20,000 per annum pro rata (£80 per day for a period of ten days, payable in one lump sum of £800)

Location:
SSE Heritage collection & archive, Christchurch, Dorset (former Museum of Electricity)

Job start and end date
Monday 3rd March 2014 – Fri 14th March 2014 (10 working days)

Application closing date
Weds 19th Feb 2014

Main purpose and scope of the job
Develop existing outline archive listings for the SSE archive at the former Museum of Electricity. Suggest historically interesting and visually appealing images to be scanned by scanning assistants, using your historical/archival experience.

Position in project
Reports To: John Beckerson (project manager) Works alongside 2x scanning assistants

Duties and key responsibilities
Take existing top level summaries of archive holdings (supplied) and develop these to the next level. Prioritise material linked to upcoming exhibition themes of (a) Women and Electricity and (b) Electricity at War.
Output lists as structured digital data (eg on Excel) ready to import into MODES or use MODES (data flows to be confirmed)

Other responsibilities
Report any pressing conservation issues found in the archive to the Project Manager.
Re-box material from commercial boxes into archival boxes as it is catalogued and/or checked, and label boxes with their contents in a manner that efficiently links them to new and existing listings.

Qualifications
A recognised library and/or archive qualification, or:
Sufficient archive volunteer or paid experience to demonstrate cataloguing competence, proven via references from a qualified archivist plus appropriate samples of work.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Essential:
Good archive catalogue and listing skills.
IT skills, especially with databases.
Good working knowledge of 19th and 20th century British history.
Excellent written English writing skills.
Excellent spelling.

EXPERIENCE
Experience of archive listing and cataloguing. Experience of appropriate database use.

KNOWLEDGE
Essential:
Knowledge of how to list archives to current standards.
Desirable:
Interest/knowledge in/of the history of technology.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Friendly temperament and able to work happily in a small team.
Ability to work in Christchurch, Dorset for a short period Quick and decisive approach to work.
Ability to climb steps and lift archive boxes.
Personal resolve and adaptability to undertake work in a mostly unstaffed site in a small new team.
Good at taking the initiative to overcome everyday practical problems and get the job done.

To see work so far: visit http://sseheritage.org.uk/ 
To apply: Send a CV to john at beckerson.co.uk


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Freelance scanning assistant (archives)
£70 per day for a period of 18 days, payable in one lump sum of £1,260
Location:
SSE Heritage collection & archive, Christchurch, Dorset (former Museum of Electricity) Job start and end date
Monday 3rd March 2014 – Weds 26th March 2014 (18 working days)

Application closing date
Weds 19th Feb 2014

Main purpose and scope of the job
Working for the first ten days alongside an archival assistant, select historically interesting and visually appealing images to be scanned, using your historical knowledge and awareness of SSE priorities (a briefing will be given) Remove and replace items from storage in a manner consistent with good archive practice. Work in a way that fits in with the needs of the archivist sharing your space and listing the archive.

Position in project
Reports To: John Beckerson (project manager)
Works alongside 1x scanning assistant, 1x assistant archivist

Duties and key responsibilities
Select and scan images from the SSE archive, and enter them into MODES database with appropriate metadata Prioritise material linked to upcoming exhibition themes of (a) Women and Electricity and (b) Electricity at War. If items to be scanned have not been accessioned, allocate a number after a briefing by the assistant archivist.

Other responsibilities
Report any pressing conservation issues found in the archive to the Project Manager.
Work in a way that does not disrupt archive listings and the work of the assistant archivist

Person specification
Qualifications
A degree in history or equivalent qualification demonstrating strong historical knowledge, especially of c.19th and c.20th Britain, to generate full and accurate descriptions and dates of images.

Skills & abilities
Excellent IT skills, especially with databases.
Good working knowledge of 19th and 20th century British history. Excellent written English writing skills.
Excellent spelling.
Very good general computer skills.
Desirable:
Knowledge of MODES software or similar.

Experience
Proven experience of image scanning and re-sizing. Proven experience of appropriate database use.
Desirable:
Experience in an archive or museum environment.

Knowledge
Knowledge of how to scan images, import into databases and add descriptive metadata (place, person, data, copyright etc).
Desirable:
Interest/knowledge in/of the history of technology.

Personal attributes
A friendly temperament to swap and rotate duties with the other scanning assistant and work with the assistant archivist.
Able to work happily in a small team.
Ability to work in Christchurch, Dorset for a short period.
Quick and decisive approach to work to a deadline.
Ability to climb steps and lift archive boxes.
Personal resolve and adaptability to undertake work on a mostly unstaffed site within a small new team.
Good at taking the initiative to overcome everyday practical problems and get the job done.
A liking for structured data and creating order from disorder.

To see work so far: visit http://sseheritage.org.uk/ 

To apply: Send a CV to john at beckerson.co.uk





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