Exciting Job Opportunity: Executive Director of the Open Preservation Foundation

Job title: ​Executive Director
Hours:​ Full­ time (37.5 hours/week)
Contract type: Fixed term for 12 months
Reports to:​ Board of Directors
Location:​ Negotiable (with significant travel within EU and beyond)
Salary: from £45,000 per annum

The Open Preservation Foundation (OPF) is seeking an Executive Director to provide strategic leadership and operational management of the organisation.

The OPF is an international, not-for-profit membership organisation sustaining technology and knowledge for the long-term management of digital cultural heritage, in all its forms. We provide our members with reliable solutions to the challenges of digital preservation through technology stewardship, knowledge exchange, and advocacy and alliances.

Job purpose

  • To lead, manage, and develop the OPF and build an international community of practitioners working in in the field of digital preservation.
  • To develop and enhance the membership of the OPF and ensure that member organisations benefit from their association with the organisation.
  • To promote and advocate open digital preservation solutions and services.
  • To provide leadership and management of OPF staff (currently 3.0FTE) and budgets (c. £250k/annum) and to run the organisation responsibly and with accountability

Job description and person specification

Executive Director Job Description and Person Specification

To apply

Please email your letter of application and CV to Becky McGuinness (becky [at] openpreservation [dot] org) by no later than 12:00 noon BST on Monday 21 September 2015.

We will invite successful candidates to first interviews by video conference to take place week commencing Monday 28 September. The Board may decide to hold a subsequent face-face interview with top candidates (location to be confirmed).

No agencies please.



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