HLF Graduate Trainee £14,000 for 9 months full-time, fixed term contract (£18,667 pro rata) With possibility of extension subject to funding The Britten–Pears Foundation, based in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, is a Designated collection holding the archives of composer Benjamin Britten. Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have initiated an exciting project based around Britten’s centenary celebrations in 2013. The role of this new HLF Graduate Trainee post is to support the front line work of the current archive/library staff. The post will include overseeing our Reading Room and dealing with enquiries from researchers, as well as project work in preservation and description of our collections. This fixed term post would ideally suit a graduate wishing to gain work experience before applying for a postgraduate qualification in either Archives and Records Management or Library and Information Management. Training from our qualified Archivists and Librarian in the use of CALM, the archive management system, and Liberty3, the Library cataloguing system, and of the many aspects of work in a specialist music archive and research library will be provided. The successful applicant will be motivated and happy to work on their own initiative, confident in dealing with the public, have strong communication and time management skills and be committed to archives or librarianship as a career. An interest in twentieth-century music would also be an advantage.
Friday, 28 May 2010
Friday, 21 May 2010
- Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music homepage here.
The National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement and Vitae are working together on 'The Engaging Researcher', the third booklet in the Vitae series for researchers. They are looking to include profiles of early career researchers who engage the public in their work and can inspire others. Researchers are invited to please complete the template provided at this weblink, and submit their profiles (instructions are in the template document). If you have any questions or queries please contact the NCCPE.
Monday, 10 May 2010
"The Scottish classical composer and conductor reflects on suffering for your art, how to handle audiences that are only there for the Beethoven, and what would happen to Ludwig if he was alive today "
This is an initiative by BASCA, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. Their website tells you more: "This year BASCA has again commissioned a series of essays by British music writers to mark The Ivor Novello Awards. Now in their 55th year, the awards celebrate excellence in British music writing and are judged and presented by the writing community."
RareTunes is a personal archive of recordings of Scottish Traditional Music, although it's not all Scottish or Traditional or Music. It's being developed and maintained by Derek Hoy and Stuart Eydmann. The recordings range from near-studio quality to crowded and noisy house sessions, from digital media to old bits of tape.
As an independent grant making body, this trust funds organisations whose charitable activities help people to realise their potential and have a better quality of life.
The Arts programme encourages innovative ways for people in the UK to enjoy, experience and be involved in the arts.
Friday, 7 May 2010
- Are you a PGR worried about the financial cutbacks in higher education or someone who has already been on the receiving end of them?
- Are you a first year PGR student struggling with the transition from MA/MSc to PhD?
- Have you been battling with the peer review publishing process? Have you been successful or are you still battling with the reviewers?
- Are you in the process of upgrading to a PhD but still feel like you are just finding your feet?
***** GRADBritain wants to hear about your experiences... We are looking for articles of only 700 words that contain the essential GB mix of humour, experience and advice. We are offering £50 for the best articles which address any of the issues above or anything else you feel may be relevant and interesting!
******* The deadline for articles for the Summer issue of GRADBritain is June 1st. . . Please send your submissions to email@example.com
******* PHD RESEARCH ANECDOTES You may have noticed our new feature called 'A funny thing happened on the way to the library'.
- If you have any funny research anecdotes send them over to GRADBritain. Again, the best one will get £50 and published in the Spring issue of GB. Same rules apply, 700 word limit by the 1st February to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorna Taylor Dept of Psychology PO 78 Institute of Psychiatry King's College London De Crespigny Park London SE5 8AF Tel 020 7848 5715 email: Lorna.Taylor@kcl.ac.uk