18 March 2018

Musselburgh, Scotland

£24,000 p.a. pro rata

Fixed Term

The Collections

Stobs Camp Project is a community project centring on the First World War Prisoner of War camp, just outside Hawick. The project has accumulated a wealth of digital (and some physical) images and artefacts that need catalogued and uploaded appropriately to the website www.stobscamp.org, the local archive or donated to Hawick Museum. The project has been working closely with other projects such as Knockaloe Camp on the Isle of Man and an Aston University project, the German diaspora of the First World War – Remembering Internment Camps in Britain and the Commonwealth. This has combined work with Napier University to study materials produced by the prisoners at Stobs and recreate some of the entertainments the prisoners devised for their amusement. The German Diaspora project will create an Internment Information and Research Centre at Hawick (IIRCH) that will have physical archive material added to the Heritage Hub (Scottish Borders Council Archive) and digital resources to a new website.


The project archivist will consolidate, sort, catalogue local and digital materials for both the HUBCAT online search catalogue at the Heritage Hub and Stobscamp.org website. The post holder will help to publicise the collection and help supervise volunteers that may assist with archiving. The successful candidate will also help promote awareness of the archive through events, the website and social media and take part in outreach and celebratory events for the project. The post holder will also provide administrative support for the events taking place during 2018-19 including theatre productions, an exhibition, armistice event and conference. They will also liaise with other bodies involved in the project such as Hawick Heritage Hub, Hawick Museum and the researchers at Aston and Napier Universities.

The Person

Applicants must have strong organisational and communication skills with experience of working on cataloguing projects using recognised standards. Attention to detail is crucial as are digital IT skills mainly relating to input to websites. The post is the equivalent of 3 days per week but you should be flexible and self-motivated and possess the ability to manage your own workload. Applicants will be required to travel to Hawick on a regular basis for which reasonable expenses will be paid.

Essential Skills and Attributes:
  • Experience of digital and local archiving
  • Experience of consolidating diverse materials
  • Experience of cataloguing
  • Ability to work to moderate timetables
  • Ability to manage and work positively in a small team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and bodies
  • Excellent ICT skills including database management
Desirable Skills and Attributes:
  • Experience of administrative tasks related to events management
  • Experience of using social media as a marketing tool
  • A keen interest in history, heritage or archaeology
  • Working knowledge of reading German texts
  • Full, clean current driving licence

Salary and working conditions

The post will be based at the Archaeology Scotland offices in Musselburgh although home-working with weekly visits to AS offices is also acceptable. This post is part-time, 22.5 hours per week for 12 months from induction. Applicants should be aware that some weekend working will be required. The salary for this post is based on a full-time equivalent of £24,000 per annum. Holiday entitlement will be 20 days per annum plus 6 statutory public holidays pro rata. There will be a certain amount of travel associated with the post, for which expenses are provided.


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