June Givanni Pan African Cinema Archive is seeking New Staff: Archive Manager

Archive Manager for JGPACA: Sustaining a PanAfrican Arts Archive Organisation: June Givanni PanAfrican Cinema Archive (JGPACA)

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Job Description

Job Title: Archive Manager

Purpose of the Job: To assist the Directors of JGPACA with the management 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 Manager will work with Directors of JGPACA to develop and manage a plan for the infrastructural capacity and professional management of JGPACA in relation to the programme and strategic objectives of the project: JGPACA Sustaining a PanAfrican Arts Archive. The person will report to June Givanni. JGPACA is seeking someone who is a highly motivated and a creative manager. The person will have experience of management of archives or library resources and collections. The person will have excellent communication and organisational skills.

Main Duties/Key responsibilities: These involve budget management and strategic actions relating to the development of a plan for the infrastructural capacity building of JGPACA, a business plan and fundraising strategy. A project of this nature requires impact measurement and the monitoring of Equality Impact Assessment. The role would also require organisation and management of the archive working with other JGPACA staff; and the development of strategic partnerships with other current and potential partners, and oversight of the JGPACA public profile.

Person Specification

The person would have managerial experience at a significant level, including financial management, plus knowledge/experience of researching or working with archival databases and catalogues. Computer proficiency is essential. Among the range of skills this person would have excellent communication skills and be confident and flexible in working in teams. It is envisaged that the person would have experience in developing business plans, problem solving and risk assessment. A commitment to working with diversity and anti-racism is essential. A qualification to degree
level is essential.

Desirable: A background knowledge of PanAfrican cinema, Black British and African diaspora arts and culture in the UK will also be preferred. The candidate is expected to also have experience of working with funders and networks across the visual arts sector; strategic use of social media, outreach, and public presentations.

Further Particulars

Contract type:
Part-time (4 days a week), fixed term, Immediate start Rates of Pay £25,000 pa (0.8 of a full-time salary of £31,250)
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: 1year Fixed Term with possible 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

All applicants are asked to provide a statement (in their application) 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 2023
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, and decolonising initiatives for social change. JGPACA allows users to access the collections at its premises in the May Day Rooms building, 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.

Informal Enquiries:
If you would like to know more about the role please contact June Givanni, Director JGPACA at