Open Call for Dublin City Historians in Residence
Dublin City Libraries and Dublin City Council Culture Company
Applications by: 06 October 2023
Dublin City Council Culture Company are looking for up to five historians who would like to spend a year in residence with Dublin City Libraries and Dublin City Council Culture Company, engaging with local communities, conducting research and promoting access to our historical collections, so that everyone in Dublin City has an opportunity to feel a connection to their local history.
The Dublin City Historians in Residence programme began in spring 2017 as an initiative of Dublin City Council. Since then, the Historians in Residence have worked in neighbourhoods across Dublin City to encourage local people to engage with history, and to promote its sources and discussion, especially the historical collections in Dublin City Library and Archive.
By engaging with local communities and keeping people front and centre of history, the Historians in Residence help the people of Dublin City feel a connection to their local history.
The historians will each work across a designated local area of Dublin City Council, connecting with local library branches, Dublin City Council Local Area Offices, community groups, schools, and the wider public, to make history and historical sources accessible and enjoyable for all.
The work of the historians will be supported by an overall Programme Coordinator and a Digital Officer, who will assist in the administration, documentation and promotion of the programme, as well as public engagement and audience development.
Dublin City Historians in Residence programme is created by Dublin City Libraries, and is delivered in partnership with Dublin City Council Culture Company. The residency programme will be managed by Dublin City Council Culture Company and overseen by an Advisory Group comprising representatives from Dublin City Libraries and Archive and Dublin City Council Culture Company.
About the Historian in Residence brief:
Each selected historian will be offered a Contract for Service for a 12 month period (subject to funding), with the option of renewal for a further 12 - 24 months, if agreed by both parties and subject to continued funding.
The fee for this initial 12 month period (January to December 2024) will be €28,500 based on an expectation of regular working and regular public facing hours, totalling an average of 22-24 hours in an average week. This includes the possibility of evening, daytime and weekend working, as may be needed to suit community groups. It also includes time spent on development, research, writing, preparation of public events, attendance at meetings, reporting and administration.
Successful applicants must be available to be in person in Dublin while working on the residency (c. three days per week for 48 weeks over a 52 week period) and must be available to undertake the residency from approximately 2 January 2024 to 31 December 2024. The working pattern and programme of work will be agreed with the successful applicants.
Terms: Contract for Services.
Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 6 October 2023.
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