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Job: Project Coordinator - Opening up the Beaford Archive

The Beaford Archive - the work of James Ravilious and Roger Deakins  - is a photographic record of people and community in rural north Devon containing more than 80,000 images covering the 120-year period 1870 to 1990. However, few of these images are currently accessible to the public. 

Beaford Arts has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to carry out a major conservation and digitisation exercise that will curate and publish online around 10,000 unseen images that together illustrate the late 20th Century social history of rural north Devon. 

Hidden Histories is a three-year project and will include:

  • Digitising, cataloguing, archiving and publishing to the web approximately 10,000 existing 35mm black and white negatives from the James Ravilious and Roger Deakins Beaford Archives
  • Production of a new fully searchable website to provide a showcase for existing digitised work, newly digitised images and audio, and new work as it is produced
  • A programme of oral history, learning and community activity which will create new work and engage people in learning and education

The post

The Project Coordinator is responsible for the successful delivery of the Hidden Histories Project.  The post-holder will:

  • Ensure that the objectives and outputs of the project are met, delivered on time and to budget
  • Manage and support project-specific freelance and part-time staff and volunteers
  • Work with Beaford Arts core staff team to secure broad and deep engagement with the project amongst the communities of rural north Devon
  • Take lead responsibility for coordination and delivery of project activities, working with Beaford Arts staff and with volunteers across the region

See full details here. The closing date is 12 September 2016.  

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