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Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for a volunteer to assist on our project, Graphic Impact: Our Lives in Print at Glasgow Print Studio.

About the Project

Glasgow Print Studio is a fine art print workshop and gallery, with a collection of prints and related material dating from the 1970s to the present day. We collect prints made by our members and by invited artists from Scotland and wider afield as well as supporting material (blocks and plates) and items relating to the history of the organisation. However, our records include little material recording the early days of GPS (c. 1972-1990), and while half of our founding members were women, their role in running the workshop and developing the Studio has not been reflected in our ‘official story’. This project has been set up to address that need. The project began in April 2018 with the recording of oral histories to enrich our collection. These interviews, plus other research into artists and the organisation will be used to make a digital resource at the end of the project.

The Role

The role would be for 1 day per week for 10 weeks, working from 10am to 5pm. It would start in September 2018.

Main Duties

  1. Creating transcriptions and summaries of interviews

  2. Contacting artists and other interviewees for research purposes

  3. Research into the collection using resources from the collection and other sources

  4. Assist at an open event for studio members about the project

Person Specification

  • A proven Interest in social history, art or oral history

  • Organised and reliable

  • Able to work on tasks alone, and with supervision

  • Evidence of good written English skills

  • Experience of using a collections database would be helpful 

    Deadline for applications

    Please send a current CV and covering letter outlining how your experience meets the person specification. Please email your application to or post to Kerry Patterson, Glasgow Print Studio, T103, Glasgow G1 5HD.
    Deadline for applications Wednesday 15
    th August at 5pm.

  • Interview Date : Thursday 30th August 2018

  • Expenses : A flat fee of £10 per day is provided to cover travel and lunch expenses


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