Vacancy – Your Scottish Archives Project Manager

Vacancy – Your Scottish Archives Project Manager

12 January 2022




Scottish Council on Archives
Full-time, 35 hours pw.  Two-year fixed term.

Edinburgh/ working from home hybrid initially. Some travel involved.

The Scottish Council on Archives (SCA) seeks applications from qualified and experienced archivists for an exciting new role as project manager of the Your Scottish Archives portal.  Your Scottish Archives is a unique project to gather and make available worldwide, through a dynamic online portal, catalogue descriptions from archives across Scotland, including local authority, health, business and smaller organisations. The infrastructure for the project is being provided by SCA working in partnership with Jisc/Archives Hub.

The project manager’s responsibilities will involve liaison with repositories and Archives Hub, support in terms of helping with cataloguing and preparing collections descriptions for export; training and mentoring of volunteers; and evaluation of project impact. The project manager will also be responsible for managing, developing and updating the Your Scottish Archives website.

Working closely with the SCA Director (Project Lead) and the Project Steering Group, the postholder will be expected to: contribute to innovative and creative ideas for developing and augmenting the new portal; work with a wide range of partners and stakeholders; research and source additional funding; report to the steering group and SCA board of trustees; and promote the portal on social media and other forms of communication.

Applicants will be expected to have sound knowledge and experience of using archival cataloguing software, such as CALM and AToM, as well as familiarity with archive cataloguing standards.

Closing date: Friday, 4 February 2022, 5.00pm
Interviews held between 14 and 25 February

Project Manager Your Scottish Archives Information Pack

Project Manager Your Scottish Archives Application Form