The Scottish Fisheries Museum was founded in the old fishing port of Anstruther, at a property known as St Ayles, as a trust and charity in 1969, to collect, record and interpret the history of the fishing industry in Scotland. The photographic collection of the Scottish Fisheries Museum is a resource of national significance, chronicling the technological, economic, social and political development of the Scottish fishing industry from the later 19th century through to the present day. To date, half of the collection has been digitised and catalogued, and a recent grant from NLHF has funded the digitisation of the remaining 8,500 photographic negatives.

This post has been grant funded for one year by the Digital Innovation and Engagement Fund from the UKRI-AHRC and the Museums Association. The Digitisation Project Officer will be responsible for sourcing a suitable online platform to enable the museum to crowd-source the information and data capture of our newly digitised photographic archive to maximise its useability both within the museum and to the public via a public-facing digital platform. The Project Officer will also be responsible for promoting, supporting and co-ordinating input from existing and new volunteers and for engaging with community contacts to realise the potential of the photographic collection for wider public engagement via an exhibition and an outreach programme targeted at children and young adults (aged 16-30).

This post is within the Curatorial team and will involve working closely with the Curator, Assistant Curators, Learning and Engagement Officer, Curatorial Trainees and Volunteers. There may be some evening and weekend working around planned events and activities. Some working from home may be possible.

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Closing date Job type Temporary Remuneration Salary Salary £22,000 Job location Scotland Respond

By CV and covering letter to: Linda Fitzpatrick, Curator, Scottish Fisheries Museum by 5pm on Sunday 22nd August 2021. Selected applicants will be invited for interview in the week of 6th September 2021, date and time to be confirmed in advance in writing.

Contact Linda Fitzpatrick Contact email