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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.

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


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