Archive Administrator for JGPACA: Sustaining a PanAfrican Cinema Archive Organisation: June Givanni PanAfrican Cinema Archive (JGPACA)
Job Title: Archive Administrator
Purpose of the Job: To assist the Directors of JGPACA and the Archive Manager with the Administration of the two-year project: JGPACA Sustaining a PanAfrican Arts Archive.
About the project – JGPACA: Sustaining a PanAfrican Arts Archive: This Project has been funded by the Space to Dream fund, of Freeland Foundation, to increase the infrastructural capacity and eco-system for the professional management and sustainable future of JGPACA: June Givanni PanAfrican Cinema Archive. It is aimed at attracting and training a future generation for the leadership of the archive. JGPACA’s mission and long-term goal is to develop public awareness of the artistic heritage of PanAfrican cinema and Black arts in Britain and respond to the rapidly increasing demands for access to its unique archival resources. This project involves a series of residencies, training workshops, exhibitions and events throughout its two-year duration in order to enable JGPACA to pursue its mission and long-term goals of developing public awareness of the artistic heritage of PanAfrican cinema and Black arts in Britain.
About the role: The Archive Administrator will provide the key administrative presence in the archive and the person will report to June Givanni. The person will play a key role in managing secure access to archive materials and supervising handling, to enable researchers, curators and users to visit the archive and access the collections. The Archive Administrator will also manage the key systems of the archive, the holdings, the catalogue, the JGPACA mailing lists, public communications and the general security of the archive space.
Main Duties/Key responsibilities: These involve supporting and working closely with the JGPACA Directors and the Archive Manager. The role will also require maintaining and developing the archive catalogue and the organisation, and preservation of the materials held in the archive. The person will assist with the organisation of residencies and traineeships, and events at the archive base. The person will also have experience of administration and ideally of working in archives or library resources and collections. The role requires excellent communication and organisational skills.
Essential: The person will have experience as an administrator in an arts industry context. The person will need to have computer proficiency and knowledge/experience of working with archival databases and catalogues. It is important to be able to problem-solve and assess risks. The person will also be reliable with good time-management and organisational skills, and be able to demonstrate effective communication, presentation and public relations skills. A commitment to working with diversity and antiracism. A qualification to degree level is necessary.
Desirable: A background knowledge of PanAfrican cinema, Black British and African diaspora arts and culture in the UK will be preferred. Suitable experience of working with websites and social media, and engagement with outreach activities is also desirable.
Contract type: Part-time, fixed term, Immediate start
Rates of Pay. £20,000 (0.8 of a full-time salary of £25,000)
Hours: 4 days per week (x 7 hours daily): 28 hours per week: mainly agreed office hours with some flexibility.
Working Pattern: Monday – Friday (negotiable)
Working primarily onsite at JGPACA, Mayday Rooms Building, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1DH
Probation period: 3 months
Duration of Post: 1 year Fixed term with option for extension
Note: This post is restricted to those who hold the right to work in the UK
How to Apply: please send a letter of application addressing the Role and Person specifications outlined above and a CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org
All applicants are asked to provide a statement [in the application letter] on their suitability for the role. This is a key piece of information for the selection process.
Closing Date for applications: 22 September 2023
Interview Date: October
Start Date: Immediate
About the June Givanni PanAfrican Cinema Archive
Founded and run by June Givanni, film archivist and curator, JGPACA is a unique collection of items, objects and components: films and programmes recorded on video and DVD, photographs, audio interviews, posters, scripts, paper documents, books, journals, film and festival publicity materials and memorabilia, which has at its core the interest of PanAfrican cinema and its relationship with Black British cinema and culture. JGPACA is a living archive that preserves and values the history of Black cinema and thus provides a crucial knowledge base to films and filmmakers of the pre-digital age, linking it through to contemporary achievements. Its PanAfrican focus makes it a key resource for those interested in diaspora histories, Black Lives Matter and decolonising initiatives for social change. JGPACA allows users to access the collections at its base in the May Day Rooms, Fleet Street. JGPACA runs screenings and events at its premises and at other locations. JGPACA continues to present, renew, create connections, and build on its collections of both past heritage and present-day artistic activities, providing numerous points of engagement for a younger generation of British citizens.
JGPACA: commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The June Givanni PanAfrican Cinema Archive (JGPACA) observes and promotes an Equal Opportunities policy, and is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. JGPACA is opposed to all discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, sex or sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, religion or belief. JGPACA is committed to providing access to the archive to everyone regardless of background and location.
JGPACA promotes an inclusive approach that treats colleagues (employees and volunteers) and other service users fairly and with respect. All employees and volunteers are informed that an equality, diversity and inclusion policy is in place and that it is necessary that they comply to promoting fairness and opposing any form of discrimination in the workplace. JGPACA works with partners who are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. It upholds safeguarding policies on using images of children and uses legal consent procedures if photographing or filming at any of its events.
If you would like to know more about the role please contact June Givanni, Director JGPACA at email@example.com.