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London’s Screen Archives Manager

Salary range:£33,000 – £36,000
Contract: 3-5 days per week
Responsible to: Head of Film Promotion & Culture
Film London is the capital’s screen industries agency. We connect ideas, talent  and  finance  to develop  a  pioneering  creative  culture  in  the  city  that  delivers success in film, television, animation, games and beyond. We   work   to   sustain,   promote   and   develop   London   as   a   global   content production  hub,  support  the  development  of  the  city’s  new  and  emerging filmmaking  talent  and  invest  in  a  diverse  and  rich  film  culture.  Funded  by  the Mayor  of  London  and  the  National  Lottery  through  the  BFI,  we  also  receive
support from Arts Council England and Creative Skillset. Film London also has a national remit, the British Film Commission.
The  London’s Screen Archives Manager  will  be  a  crucial  member  of  Film London’s Film Promotion & Culture department. They  will be responsible for developing and championing projects that contribute to the preservation of and access   to   screen   heritage   material   relating   to   London   and   its   diverse communities. They  will manage London’s Screen Archives (LSA),  delivered by
Film London, and will be responsible for driving forward this initiative and the development and delivery of its strategy. Working across the LSA network the post holder will work to successfully deliver the  final  phase  of  athree  year  project  funded  by  the  Heritage  Lottery  Fund, ‘London-A Bigger Picture’, focusing on the moving image history of 15 outer London  boroughs,  engaging  with  local  communities  to  inspire  interest  and ownership of their local screen heritage.
The  post  holder  will  also  manage  Film  London’s  BFI-funded screen  heritage projects,  working  to  digitise  short  non-fiction  films  drawn  from  local  borough archives and other LSA Partnercollections. A   key   responsibility   for   the   post   holder   will   be
to exploring   business development  opportunities,  including  fundraising  and  securing  appropriate project funds and will develop, write and submit bids to access new sources of funding for Film London screen heritage projects.
The London’s Screen Archives Manager will report to the Head of Film Promotion & Culture who in turn reports to the Chief Executive. They  will manage a small focused team of four members of staff.


For further details and an application form go to
Please post completed forms to:
Film London,
The Arts Building,
Morris Place,
Finsbury Park,
London N4 3JG
email them to:
Closing date for applications: 5pm Wednesday 11th January 2017.
It is the policy of Film London to promote and integrate equality of opportunity into all aspects of its business, including its appointment of staff. We wish to ensure that Film London reflects the diversity of the communities in which it works. We welcome applications from groups currently under-represented including Black, Asian and Chinese and other ethnic minority groups, and disabled people.

Director of MACE (Media Archives of Central England)

Lincoln School of Film and Media

Location:  Brayford
Salary:   From £48,327 per annum
Closing Date:   Sunday 02 October 2016
Interview Date:   Monday 24 October 2016 
Reference:  MHT154

Director, Media Archives of Central England (MACE)

This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented, imaginative and experienced individual to lead one of the UK’s foremost regional media archives. The new Director of MACE will lead an expert staff team and develop the archives as an external-facing operation. The Director will also work across the Schools in the University of Lincoln’s College of Arts and will be located primarily in the acclaimed School of Film & Media. The post holder will form part of the College’s senior group working to develop a range of research, teaching, curriculum and consultancy projects in the broad area of Digital Archiving.

The Media Archive for Central England (MACE), based at the University of Lincoln since 2011, is a registered charity and an independent, publicly-funded, non-profit‌ company. MACE is the regional film and video archive for the East and West Midlands. Having moved from Leicester, MACE still caters for the entire region, caring for over 70,000 moving images of the Midlands.

A registered charity, MACE exists to preserve the moving images of the East and West Midlands and provides affordable public access to this material through a bespoke website, public screenings, exhibitions, educational workshops and community projects. We were one of the first six national Accredited Archive Services in the UK and comprise a team of experienced professionals. MACE is governed by a board of directors who are also trustees of the charity. The Director of MACE reports to this Board as well as to the Head of the College of Arts, and is employed by the University.

The main functions of the Director’s role are:

•        To oversee the continued strategic development of MACE as an engaged and significant partner in the UK’s cultural audiovisual framework;

•        To contribute to the University’s mission by ensuring that MACE is embedded as a significant and active resource for research and teaching;

•        To be responsible to the Company Board and Charity Trustees for the development and delivery of every aspect of the activity of the Media Archive of Central England Ltd.

For further details about MACE please go to:

For further details about the University, please visit

Interviews will be held at the University of Lincoln on Monday 24th October 2016

To apply:

May 2016

ARCHIVE CONSULTANT/TRAINER – London Community Video Archive

Goldsmiths, University of London has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund
(HLF) for an exciting new project, the London Community Video Archive (LCVA). LCVA
will rescue, nurture and disseminate a unique and threatened part of our video culture,
through archiving, oral history, outreach work and establishing a web presence.
LCVA is looking for an experienced film/video archivist to support the project and work
with two Creative Skillset Archive Trainees :
The role will  involve:
    training and mentoring the Archive Trainees.
helping us devise and implement our Archiving strategy
a fee of £1500 (10 days at £150pd) but you will be expected to work flexibly.
Skills/experience required are:
Film/video archiving
good personal and communication skills
the ability to work under your own initiative.
experience of training/teaching
knowledge of the area of community and alternative video and film making.
Training will take place on a day in June (TBA) and the interviews and editing will be
undertaken by arrangement with interviewees and the LCVA between June and August.
If you are interested please email an expression of interest and simple CV to

March 2015


East Anglian Film Archive, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of East Anglia

£31,342 to £37,394 per annum pro rata
The East Anglian Film Archive wishes to appoint a Project Co-ordinator to manage an externally funded project ‘Unlocking Film Heritage 2’. The project is funded by the British Film Institute and involves digitising around 130 films from the archive’s collection which will be uploaded onto the BFI’s Player an online website.
The closing date is 12 noon on Wednesday 8 April 2015

May 2014

Film London

Information and Media Officer – LSA Projects

Salary: £26,000–28,000 pa pro rata

Contract: 4 days per week, fixed term for 2 years

Responsible to: London Screen Heritage Manager

Closing date for applications: Friday 30th May 2014 at 5pm.

Date for Interviews: Wednesday 11th June 2014

In April LSA is entering an exciting phase in its development with new projects to share films more widely and develop the capacity of the network funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Technology Strategy Board, British Film Institute and Creative Skillset – in addition to core work carried out with a range of regional partners.

The Information and Media Administrator – LSA projects will play a key role in enabling us to deliver these different workstreams by running the LSA database and website, collating project data, managing digital media assets and keeping in close contact with partners. The post holder will be a meticulous administrator with indefatigable attention to detail who takes pride in having the right information always to hand. They will have experience of working in the public sector, be comfortable in the digital environment and have a friendly, positive approach to working with diverse partners.

The Information and Media Administrator will be responsible for the smooth flow of facts and files between funders, partners and the full London’s Screen Archives’ network of 100+ organisations to ensure the successful running of our digital film archive projects. The post will report to the London Screen Heritage Manager who in turn reports to the Head of Film Promotion & Culture.

Further details:

April 2014

Film London

Volunteer and Archives Co-ordinator, London: A Bigger Picture
£26,000 – £30,000 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term to March 2017
Closing Date: 16th April 2014

Film London, on behalf of London’s Screen Archives, have secured funding support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a three year project entitled ‘London: A Bigger Picture’ to engage wider audiences with film heritage in London’s Outer Boroughs, develop film heritage skills in local borough archives and address the many gaps in the regional film collection by working with groups and volunteers to gather more material for London’s screen archives.

The Volunteer and Archives Co-ordinator will play a key role in delivering this ambitious project. They will be responsible for supporting volunteers and local borough archives participating in the Bigger Picture project to enable them to carry out the project’s aims of engaging wider audiences with film heritage in London’s Outer Boroughs, developing film heritage skills in local borough archives and addressing the many gaps in the regional film collection.

For further details and an application form go to

Film Archivist and Screening Co-ordinator, London: A Bigger Picture

£26,000 – £30,000 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term to January 2017
Closing Date: 16th April 2014

Film London, on behalf of London’s Screen Archives, have secured funding support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a three year project entitled ‘London: A Bigger Picture’ to engage wider audiences with film heritage in London’s Outer Boroughs, develop film heritage skills in local borough archives and address the many gaps in the regional film collection by working with groups and volunteers to gather more material for London’s screen archives.

The Film Archivist and Screening Co-ordinator will be responsible for delivering an innovative outreach programme screening archive film material in a purpose-built cinema van across London’s Outer Boroughs, sharing knowledge and enthusiasm for archive film with the public and providing technical expertise in film handling and identification to the ‘Bigger Picture’ project as whole.

For further details and an application form go to

February 2014

Scottish Screen Archive – National Library of Scotland

Learning & Outreach Officer

£27,420 – £31,788 subject to pay and grading review

Permanent, full time

This role will form part of the team to deliver the relocation of the Scottish Screen Archive (SSA) to the Kelvin Hall and the delivery of new National Library of Scotland (NLS) services from this site.  The Kelvin Hall building is being redeveloped by NLS, Glasgow Life and the University of Glasgow as a new cultural and sports facility, with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).  Part of NLS’s commitment to HLF is to deliver a learning activity and audience development programme.

The role of the Learning & Outreach Officer will be to devise, plan and deliver a programme of learning opportunities to raise awareness of and access to collections available via the Kelvin Hall, namely the moving image and manuscript collections of the SSA, sound collections through the National Sound Archive portal, and digital content from other NLS collections including e-legal deposit material.  This will be through formal education in schools, colleges and universities, delivery of services to lifelong learning and community projects and working with partners to exploit the collections for learning.  In particular, the role will develop and implement a range of access activities to make a pro-active contribution to the awareness, understanding and enjoyment of the moving image heritage of Scotland.  The role will also work to enhance understanding and awareness of moving image and film education in order to provide knowledge of the study and analysis of moving images and audio-visual resources.

Closing date: 28th February 2014

Full job description and details on how to apply can be found on the NLS recruitment portal: 

To find out more about the Scottish Screen Archive:

November 2013

Media Archive for Central England (MACE)

MACE is currently seeking a Board Chair – a dynamic individual to lead us to the next level in our development as a significant part of the regions’ cultural landscape.

Established in 2000, MACE is now recognised and respected as the Midlands’ specialist public archive service for moving images. We have developed an enviable reputation for innovation and accessibility and are widely regarded as a model of good practice particularly in our attitude to partnership and our approach to income generation.

We work closely with the BFI National Archive and with colleague specialist archives in the nations and regions to develop nationwide opportunities for screen heritage and ensure that professional standards are developed and maintained.

Despite MACE’s resilience and its history of careful and steady development, the cycle of insufficient year-on-year funding precludes our ability to plan in the medium term and constantly undermines the core foundation on which all our activity is built. Development of sufficient sustainable and stable income to support and grow the organisation is the principal challenge now facing MACE.

We are looking for a Chair…

  • who recognises the inherent importance and value of MACE’s work and is excited by the prospect of further developing and realising that potential.
  • to lead the board and the CEO on the organisation’s vision for future development and to motivate the board and team delivering the strategy to achieve it.
  • who can work with the CEO and the board to develop strategies for addressing the challenging funding environment.
  • who has a successful track record in driving organisational development and who has a background in, or can demonstrate an empathy with, the cultural/heritage/media sectors.
  • who is prepared enthusiastically to commit to the role for a term of 4 years (renewable).

To read more about MACE visit:

To download the Board Chair Specification: Chair – Specification.pdf

Interested parties should write detailing their experience and outlining why they would like to undertake this role to:

James Patterson
Media Archive for Central England
MHT Building, University of Lincoln
Brayford Pool
Lincoln LN6 7TS

Or by email: James Patterson

October 2013

East Anglian Film Archive

Archive Manager (0.8 FTE)
Ref: ALC404

£30,424 to £36,298 per annum, pro rata

We are seeking applications from enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals for the post of Archive Manager. This is a new post and provides an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate to join our team at the Archive.

Working with the Director of the East Anglian Film Archive to deliver key activities in support of our strategic plan, the successful candidate will be responsible for business planning, managing the staff group and ensuring day-to-day operational activities meet the highest standards in the sector.

Candidates should have managerial experience, and experience of working with film archives.

This part-time (0.8FTE) post is available immediately.

Closing date: 12 noon on 15 November 2013.

For further details see