About meHaving successfully graduated from the University of Dundee in Archives and Records Management at the end 2016, I am now looking for my first paid appointment as a professional archivist.
Prior to, and during the course, I personally arranged a variety of volunteer placements, gaining a wide range of experience at archives within the following organisations: The Co-operative; The Hallé Society; Liverpool John Moores University; Unilever Plc; Museum of Science & Industry; Marks & Spencer; Liverpool Record Office; John Rylands Library; Whitworth Art Gallery; The Garstang Museum; Institute of Popular Music (IPM) – University of Liverpool; Open Eye Gallery; Bluecoat Arts Centre; and, People's History Museum.
During this time I undertook and completed to the required standards a variety of tasks, including: box listing and cataloguing archival material using Excel, EAD Editor and CALM; the appraisal, arrangement and description of material; basic conservation and repackaging of items to archival standards; digitising 35mm and plate glass photographs using a scanner or digital camera and Adobe Lightroom 6; dealing with archive enquiries from internal sources or members of the public; and, recently, co-curating two public exhibitions using archival material from IPM / Open Eye Gallery and Bluecoat Arts Centre / Liverpool Record Office.
Dealing with archival material from a variety of sources that ranged from the personal papers of individuals, to business records and those of cultural and political organisations I gained a fuller understanding of the issues surrounding copyright and data protection and was able to make any necessary decisions regarding closure. Public access to the various archives I catalogued was increased significantly, with many being made available online for the first time.
In seeking work as an archivist I would be particularly pleased to hear of any positions which touch upon one or more of my following interests, namely: architecture, art history/aesthetics, cultural and social history, and visual culture in its widest sense. Any opportunity to work at an archive in Europe would also be considered.
College / UniversityUniversity of Dundee (postgraduate); University of Liverpool (postgraduate); and, University of Leeds (undergraduate).