New post for Book Works KTP

Digital Archivist – Shorter KTP Associate

£18,200 - pro rata
17.5 hours per week, 10 month fixed-term contract

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication, performing arts, conservation and archiving.
We are pleased to work with Book Works in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) on a high profile project to develop Book Works’ digital archive using innovative online archiving techniques to optimise future growth and to enhance the use of the archive. Working closely with a team of academic supervisors at Camberwell College of Art, this role is fundamental to the development of the project. The research and subsequent online prototype produced will shape the future of the Book Works’ online archive. Book Works is a London-based contemporary visual arts publisher and commissioning organisation for artists' publications, founded in 1984. A registered charity, Book Works aims to advance art education and disseminate visual art practice through books. Book Works generates its revenue from publishing books, operating a specialist bookbinding studio and applying for grants from trusts and foundations.
You will undertake a survey into the company’s current archive and report on the variety of the archive's material and its requirements for online classification. You will develop a specification and an initial prototype of an online system that will act as the foundation for Book Works’ online archive. You will work with the KTP team to test this prototype using archive material to asses its fit. Documenting the processes of the online system, you will train Book Works staff through a programme of hands-on workshops and presentations. Degree educated in a relevant field of archiving, conservation, fine art, art history, IT, or book arts, you will have knowledge of archiving techniques and archive design. Any prior experience in research and development activities and implementation in relation to archive requirements would help you, as will knowledge of the Drupal CMS, excellent communication, project management and interpersonal skills.
For more information on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, at University of the Arts London, please visit: www.ktponline.org.uk. In return, we offer a competitive employment package including a salary that reflects working in London; annual leave; a final salary pension scheme; and a commitment to your continuing personal and career development in an environment that encourages creativity, diversity and excellence.

Closing date: 13th May 2010

Interviews date: end of May.

Please visit http://jobs.arts.ac.uk or http://jobs.arts.ac.uk/ViewJob.aspx?id=59ab6e9f-e202-4234-8817-fd06b4a5bed8 to download an application pack, applications by CV alone will not be accepted, or alternatively please contact Jill Kovacs, telephone: 020 7514 6287, email: knowledgetransfer@arts.ac.uk.

University of the Arts London aims to be an equal opportunities employer embracing diversity in all areas of activity.

Advertised on www.guardian.co.uk/jobs, www.ktponline.org.uk, www.jobs.ac.uk, Creative Careers and other website on Thursday 15th April 2010.