Appointments to the Board of the Irish Manuscripts Commission

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media is seeking to appoint up to six suitably qualified candidates to sit as members on the Board of the Irish Manuscripts Commission. In order to ensure a mix of complementary skills and experience the Minister may choose to appoint from any or all of the following profiles.

Personal attributes for all applicants for appointment to the Commission:

Any appointee (whether historian, genealogist or archivist) must

• have a proven track record of scholarly collaboration,
• demonstrate the ability to work cooperatively in a team with other members of the Commission,
• be prepared to give freely of their time and experience to the work of the Commission.

(i) Historians

Candidates must be recognised professional historians affiliated to one of the schools or departments of history of a relevant university or third level institution, or to a recognised scholarly institution. They should also:

• be experts in a particular field or time span (e.g. medieval; early modern; modern and contemporary history; economic and social history; business history; gender history; administrative history etc.);
• have an ability to participate in decision making on Commission activities outside her/his own area of special expertise in history;
• hold a higher research degree (PhD or equivalent) ;
• have a proven track record in scholarly publication (including online and print).

(ii) Genealogists

Candidates must be:

• members of the profession with a proven track record of publication on genealogy
• university graduates in history or a cognate subject
• members of a recognised accredited body of professional genealogists such as Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) (formerly the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland).

(iii) Archivists

Candidates must:

• Hold, or have held, a senior post (usually Director) in a recognised university, city or county or institutional archive;
• have a proven track record of publications on archival matters;
• be university graduates in history or a cognate subject and hold a professional qualification in a relevant area (e.g. MA in Archives and Record Management; Higher Diploma in Archival Studies).

Closing Date:  15:00 on Thursday 25th February 2021


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