Musicians’ Union Archive Trainee Post

The University of Stirling Archives is delighted to offer a six week trainee post funded by the Musicians’ Union to work on their extensive archive, improving access to this unique research resource.

Since its transfer to the University of Stirling Archives in 2009 the Musicians’ Union Archive has been one of our most used collections with researchers from around the UK (and further afield) using the collection for a wide variety of research projects. The archive also receives a large amount of enquiries from members of the public engaged in family history research whose relatives were professional musicians. In 2016 a new history of the Union was published which has generated further interest in the collection (Cloonan, M. & Williamson, J., Players’ Work Time – A Social History of the Musicians’ Union, Manchester University Press).

The Archive Trainee will work on a project to digitise The Musician, the magazine of the Musicians’ Union, which began publication in 1950. They will prepare the items for digitisation, carry out the digitisation of the material and assist in the publication and promotion of this new resource.

Application information:

  • Please send a CV and supporting statement detailing why you are interested in the post and how it would benefit your future career to marking your email MU Trainee 2019
  • Closing date for applications is 5 June 2019
  • Interviews will be held during the week beginning 17 June 2019
  • The timing of this project is flexible but we expect it to be completed during the summer of 2019
  • The salary for this 6 week fixed term post is fixed to the University pay scale at Grade 4 SP 14 (£20,836)

Further information, including a full job description, is available here.

To discuss the post please contact Karl Magee, University Archivist, at 01786 466619 /

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