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Subject: Position at Islamic Manuscript Association

Position at Islamic Manuscript Association

From: Beau Brady <beau<-a>
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Assistant Director
The Islamic Manuscript Association

    Moderators comment:  Mr Brady adds: "This role will directly
    involve the organisation of conservation courses, workshops and
    material to promote preservation of Islamic Manuscripts."

The Islamic Manuscript Association is one of the principal projects
of the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation.  The Association is an
international non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting
Islamic manuscript collections and supporting those who work with
them.  It was formed in response to the urgent need to address the
poor preservation and inaccessibility of many Islamic manuscript
collections around the world.

The Association is currently seeking an assistant director.  The
position is full-time and is based at the Association's office in
Cambridge, UK.  The contract is a one-year fixed term contract.
Employment in Cambridge will be through the Foundation's
representative company, Tradigital, which is based in Cairo, Egypt.
The salary will be UKP30,000-UKP35,000 gross per annum, and all UK
statutory benefits and entitlements apply.  The employee will
receive 30 days' paid holiday in addition to all UK bank holidays.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the
executive director with the overall operational and financial
management of the Association as it enters its second decade.  He or
she will be detail-oriented with excellent organisational and
interpersonal communication skills, and will have the ability to
manage multiple priorities and tasks effectively, whether working as
part of a small team or individually.  An enthusiasm for the
Association's aims is essential.  The role will require regular
travel to locations within the UK and abroad.  The assistant
director will report to the executive director of the Association
and, as needed, to the board of directors of the Islamic Manuscript
Association and the chairman of the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation.

Main duties of the job

    Assisting the executive director:

    Manage the Association's daily operations, including supervising
    full-time and part-time staff and volunteers

    Plan, create, and deliver events including conferences, board
    meetings, and short courses

    Overhaul the Association's website and implement and maintain an
    effective membership management system

    Generate content for the Association's website

    Coordinate and supervise the Association's annual grant scheme

    Supervise and support projects undertaken by the Association
    and/or its members

    Maintain and develop relations with libraries, museums, other
    heritage-related institutions and organisations, academics and
    museum and library professionals working with manuscripts,
    Association members, and potential Association members

    Promote the Association at conferences, symposia, and
    professional meetings.  Possibly promote the Association in the

    Develop a fundraising and grant writing strategy

    Maintain all records required for the good governance of the
    Association with the relevant legal authorities

    Manage the Association's finances in consultation with the
    accountant and treasurer

    Supervising maintenance of the office's general filing and
    records, both electronic and physical

    Supervising maintenance of the office's physical premises,
    including utilities, insurance, fire and intruder alarms, and

    Supporting other Foundation projects, if needed

Essential skills, experience, and qualifications

    Master's degree in art history, conservation, history, Islamic
    studies, library science, museum studies, or a related field; or
    five years' experience in a heritage-related job

    Familiarity with the academic study of manuscripts, especially
    Islamic manuscripts, and/or the care and management of
    manuscript collections, including cataloguing, conservation,
    digitisation, exhibitions, and ethics

    Record of leadership experience and working with boards

    Record of event organising experience

    Excellent oral and written communication skills, including a
    demonstrated ability to conduct formal presentations and
    speaking engagements, and to represent an organisation publicly

    Excellent computer literacy: professional-level competency with
    word processors, spreadsheets, databases, email clients, and
    web-based social media

    Must be willing to work occasional nights and weekends

    Must be willing to undertake regular international travel

    Capable of handling multiple demanding priorities in a busy

Desirable skills, experience, and qualifications

    Doctoral degree

    Knowledge of Arabic

    Knowledge of other foreign languages, especially Persian and/or

    First aid qualification

To apply please send a cover letter, CV, and the contact information
for two references to the address below.  Please include the title
of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of
your email.

    The Islamic Manuscript Association Ltd
    c/o 33 Trumpington Street
    Cambridge CB2 1QY
    United Kingdom
    vacancies<-a t->islamicmanuscript< . >org

Please note that the Association will only consider applicants who
already possess permission to work in the United Kingdom.  Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:17
               Distributed: Thursday, September 25, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-28-17-025
Received on Wednesday, 24 September, 2014

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