digital storytelling,  museums,  Wales

Digital Stories Curator job

University of Glamorgan is hiring a Knowledge Catalyst Employee to help ‘create a raft of digital stories for use in the context of the new Museum of Cardiff the Cardiff Story’. Closing date 30 July 2009. Only people who graduated in the last four years are apparently elligible. Here’s the text of the job ad as sent in the email I just received:

Application details, can be found at:  www.glam.ac.uk/jobs under ‘knowledge catalyst employee’
Knowledge Catalyst Employee
Digital Stories Curator
1 year contract, c.£19,000
Deadline:  30 July 2009
Further details available from:  http://www.glam.ac.uk/jobsThis post is required to fulfill the conditions of an award by AHRC to support a Knowledge Catalyst research post (recent graduate) at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling ( University of Glamorgan) in collaboration with the new Cardiff Story (Cardiff Council’s new city history museum).
Please note:  Applicants must have gained a degree (any level) within the last 4 years to be eligible for this post.
Main purposes of job

  • Working with the University and Museum Project Team to establish a digital story collection
  • Creation and cataloguing of a minimum of 12 digital stories
  • To work with Valley’s communities to ensure their stories are represented

 

Principal responsibilities and duties1.         Proactively collect stories by working with individuals and community groups
2.       Working with partner organsiations – media, special interest groups, universities and other organisations to raise awareness of the project
3.        Collecting stories to ensure alternate viewpoints, hidden histories and the personal significance of object and story is recorded
4.         Undertaking research to ensure that the collection is specifically targeted with display potential, is rooted in academic rigour and provides suitable information for interpretation
5.         Ensure suitable documentation is in place regarding copyrights and permissions
6.         Equipping and enthusing community groups in the creation of their own digital stories
7.         Uploading stories recorded to related websites
8.         Cascade skills and knowledge to the project team
9.         Disseminate project outcomes to Museum profession and digital storytelling community
10.       Write evaluation reports for stakeholders and partners 

Organisational
1. To participate actively in supporting the principles and practice of equality of opportunity as laid down in the partner organisations Equal Opportunities Policies.
2. To take reasonable care for the health and safety of yourself and other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions and to comply with all health and safety legislation as appropriate.
3. As a term of your employment you may be required to undertake such other duties and/or times of work as may reasonably be required of you.Many thanks
Victoria Rogers MA AMA
Museum Officer  /  Swyddog Amgueddfa
The Cardiff Story /  Stori Caerdydd
The Old Library  /  Yr Hen Lyfrgell
The Hayes /  Yr Aes
Cardiff  /  Caerdydd CF10 1BH
Tel / Ffon :  029 2087 3197
Fax / Ffacs : 029 2023 0297
Email / Ebost: vrogers@cardiff.gov.uk
www.cardiffmuseum.com  /  www.amgueddfacaerdydd.com

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