Writing on the Wall – L8 Archives: Project Archivist

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Term: Full Time.
Hours: 35 hours per week.
Salary: £30,507 per annum.
Location: Liverpool.

Writing on the Wall (WoW) believe in creativity, community, diversity, artistic excellence and social and economic justice. They are Liverpool’s longest-running writing and literary organisation and festival. They celebrate and inspire creativity and writing in all its forms through inquiry, debate, performance and publishing. Their annual WoWFest brings together local audiences with the best local, national and international writers, artists and social commentators. They are currently looking for a passionate, driven individual to be their Project Archivist for their L8 Archives project.

You will be working to bring into public access, two nationally significant collections relating to Liverpool’s Black History, the role will see you exploring The L8 Law Centre and Liverpool Anti-Racist Community Art Association. These two vital anti-racist organisations were central to the defence and empowerment of Liverpool’s communities and they’re recruiting for a thoughtful and knowledgeable archivist, who will help document and share these important histories both here in Liverpool and nationally.

Working with Writing on the Wall, supported by Liverpool Central Library and Archive you will preserve, catalogue, digitise and promote the extensive L8 Archive Collection. You’ll work alongside the Project Team and Steering Committee to ensure best practice and community involvement and to recruit and supervise volunteers, who will assist with cataloguing and digitising the collection.

Deadline: 5 pm on Monday 30 August 2021 (applications arriving by post or email after this time will not be accepted).

Interviews will be held at Liverpool Central Library on Monday 13 September 2021.

For more information and to apply, please visit the WoW website.

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