A full time research assistant (1.0 FTE) is required to contribute to Birkbeck College ‘Mapping Museums: The history and geography of the UK independent sector 1960-2020’. This interdisciplinary project will map and analyse the emergence, character, and development of the UK independent museums sector during that period.
The post-holder will be responsible for producing a dataset consisting of information on all UK museums from 1960-2020, and will assist with the analysis of the same. Working with initial guidance from the Principal Investigator, they will collate data from historical and contemporary sources, both digital and in hard copy, conduct archival, online, and telephone research to track missing information, and will undertake all data entry and fact-checking. The post-holder will also produce reports on their research and findings, and contribute to team discussions on the suitability of the dataset with respect to database design.
Salary: £31,693 per annum (Grade 6 spine point 26 of the College’s London Pay Scale)
The closing date for completed applications is midnight on 15 July 2016. Interviews will be held on 25 July 2016.
In association with the Raphael Samuel History Centre.
Comment. For those readers who know about the history of independents like the People’s History Museum in Manchester, and the Wandsworth Museum, and who visit the large number of small independent museums around the country, this should be a really interesting project, that should provide a firm foundation for any student who wants to go into full-time academic life.