Job Opening: Executive Director of the Open Preservation Foundation

The Open Preservation Foundation is looking for an experienced, motivated and visionary leader to fill the position of Executive Director.

The Foundation is an international not for profit membership organisation providing open source digital preservation technology and knowledge to memory institutions around the world.

Job title:​ Executive Director
Hours:​ Part­ time (24 hours/week)
Contract type:​ Fixed term for 12 months, renewable upon mutual agreement
Salary: £45,000+ a year pro rata , depending on skills and experience
Reports to:​ Board of Directors
Location:​ Negotiable (with significant travel within EU and beyond)

The Executive Director is expected:

  • To lead, manage, and develop the Foundation and build an international community of  practitioners working in the field of digital preservation.
  • To grow the membership of the Foundation and ensure that member organisations benefit from their association with the organisation.
  • To create strategies and seek funding to sustain and develop the Foundation’s open source digital preservation solutions and services.
  • To provide leadership and management of OPF staff (currently 2.0FTE) and budgets  (c. £350k/annum) and to run the organisation responsibly and with accountability.

Job description

Executive Director job description

To apply

Please email your letter of application and CV to Becky McGuinness (becky [at] openpreservation [dot] org).

Closing date

12:00 noon BST on Wednesday 7 June 2017.

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

If you have any enquiries about the post, please contact becky [at] openpreservation [dot] org.

No agencies please.



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