Opportunity (Heritage Project): Volunteer Co-ordinator & Content Curator (Freelance)

Band on the Wall are delighted to be working in partnership with Manchester Libraries and Archives to co-ordinate an exciting archive indexing project with online volunteers. We are seeking an experienced freelancer for the role of Volunteer Co-ordinator & Content Curator.

This one-year archive project will see the digitistaion of flyers, posters, and other material from Band on the Wall’s historically important collection, and the indexing of this material by a team of online volunteers. The digitising of items, creating of indexing processes, and training of volunteers to use the indexing system will be overseen by Manchester Libraries and Archives.

The digitised items with new indexing will populate a public Band on the Wall archive webspace, hosting exciting content, and acting as a space for our audience of many decades to connect and share knowledge and stories through comments.

The Volunteer Co-ordinator & Content Curator will oversee co-ordination of the project, managing a team of volunteers, and writing interesting content for the new webspace based on the newly indexed items as they appear.

They will work closely with the heritage and archives staff at Manchester Library & Archives, and the Learning Programme Manager and Head of Marketing at Band on the Wall. This is a National Lottery Heritage Funded project that is part of Band on the Wall’s World of Music learning programme.

There is £10,000 contract fee for this work, and we would request interested parties to specify in what way they would allocate their time over a one-year period for this fee.

To apply for this freelance contract, please contact hr@bandonthewall.org with your CV and covering letter, and detail how your time would be allocated for the £10,000 contract payment.

Applications close at 9am on Wednesday 24th November 2021.

Download full role specification here.