Project Manager – National Museums Northern Ireland

Project Manager – Unlocking Our Sound Heritage

National Museums Northern Ireland

Holywood, Co. Down

The purpose of this role is to project manage one of the ten national/regional hubs leading the digitisation, cataloguing, ingestion and dissemination of audio material.

This job is part of “Unlocking Our Sound Heritage”, an ambitious project funded by the HLF and led by the British Library in conjunction with national and regional partners across the UK.

Unlocking Our Sound Heritage will digitally preserve almost half a million endangered sound recordings digitised from across the UK and make 100,000 available online, transforming the visibility of sound archive collections in the process.

National Museums Northern Ireland will be the hub for Northern Ireland. Over three years we will digitise 5,000 physical sound items, from our own collections, and from other collections within our area. The digitised material will then be used as part of a learning and outreach activity for the benefit of the people of Northern Ireland.

The activities which the post holder will be expected to perform will include the following:

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Management of all aspects of the hub’s activities for Northern Ireland as part of this UK-wide project.

·         Management of the project team, both staff and volunteers, based at National Museums Northern Ireland, to select, negotiate, digitise, catalogue, ingest and share archival audio recordings.

·         Management of public engagement and learning aspects of the project in Northern Ireland. To work with others to ensure that a wide range of audiences engage with and benefit from the sound heritage that is being digitised.

·         Monitor progress and report to the management team at National Museums Northern Ireland and the British Library.

·         Represent National Museums Northern Ireland at meetings related to the project.

·         To work with colleagues at National Museums Northern Ireland, other hub partners and the British Library to achieve the aims of the project.


Full details for this role can be found at

The deadline for applications is on the 21st June 2018.