Glasgow Zine Library
Glasgow Zine Library

Charity registered in Scotland SC050309

We are a self-publishing library, archive and community space located in Govanhill, Glasgow.

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Heritage Project Assistant (Project)

  • Part time
  • £28,050 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 29th February 2024

Supporting the Heritage Project Manager to deliver our heritage project,“Made to Last: Connecting Communities Through Collection”.

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Chair

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 24th November 2023

Are you passionate about art, heritage, and small charities? Want to lend your time to a radical, grassroots organisation that works in community? Do you have leadership skills that you can share?

Glasgow Zine Library (SC050309) is a self-publishing charity and community arts space based in Govanhill.

We are seeking a new Chairperson to lead our small, engaged board of trustees into the future.

About Us:

GZL aims to celebrate zine culture; uplift the experiences and practices of marginalised creatives; resource do it yourself (DIY) creativity; build community connection and joy; and democratise community arts access.

Using the basic principles of zines – DIY art, activism, and community-building, we host learning opportunities through accessible, affordable arts and heritage programming. We run a vibrant community space in the heart of Govanhill that encourages active participation, and we host a library of over 4000- self-published zines, the largest independent archive anywhere in the country. We also run the annual Glasgow Zine Fest, a giant celebration of zine culture that is now in its 11th year!

To do what we do, we need a board of trustees.

About our board:

A board is a crucial role for an organisation like ours; members lend their knowledge and their expertise, sign off on important decisions, act as a sounding board and governing voice, and help direct the future of the organisation. We want people who represent the amazing voices in our community to allow us to improve everything we do.

As our current Chairperson retires at the end of the year, we are seeking a Chairperson to lead our board.

A Chairperson:

  • Leads board meetings,
  • Liaises with staff to set agendas,
  • Works with the Treasurer and Team to produce the annual accounts.
  • They also work with the GZL Team on strategy and policy.
  • Advises on policies and strategic decisions, and helps to ensure that the charity complies with charity law and regulations.
  • Communicates decisions between board and staff

The Chair will need to attend 4 quarterly meetings throughout the year, and an annual away day/strategy day. These vary between Zoom and in-person meetings - candidates do not need to be based in Glasgow.

Our ideal Chair will have experience, knowledge or skills in some but not all of the following:

  • The third sector
  • Business leadership
  • Finance or charity accounting
  • An understanding of working in a small organisation.
  • Communication with stakeholders, including other board members.

We aim to have a board with a diverse set of skills and experiences, so we would love to know about any background you might have beyond those listed above.

As GZL moves forward, we will be expanding our accessibility and outreach, increasing our fundraised and earned income, providing more opportunities for our audience and network of collaborators, and finding new ways of serving and engaging our community.

As an organisation that sits in the middle arts, community, and heritage programming we are particularly interested in ideas that expand and solidify our ability to provide opportunities in all of those spheres - in terms of funding, programming and community engagement.

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Archives and Collections Manager (Project)

  • Part time
  • £27,500 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 19th May 2023

You will be responsible for the development of the growing zine library and archive collection. This includes providing and developing routes of access for users, and supporting the development of representative and inclusive collecting. You will be responsible for the maintenance of the online catalogue, including cataloguing, metadata, documentation and accessions. You will be responsible for updating and developing policies and documentation related to the collection, and ensuring compliance with any heritage-related conditions or criteria that GZL may be subject to now or in the future. You will be responsible for training volunteers to enable your work, and you will also work with an Archives and Collections Assistant on a regular basis who will report to you. You will work with the communications team members in the GZL staff to promote and celebrate elements of the collection through appropriate messaging in our promotional materials, and with the programming team members to develop (and in some cases, lead) community

events that promote engagement with the catalogue. You will also work with senior team members to consider the long-term future of the zine collection and archive.

Everywhere that is possible, we hope to find a community-led approach to matters of cataloguing that allows flexibility within the collection to account for the diversity and range of voices found within the zines themselves.

Please read the full job description, including responsibilities and desired skills/experience here.

Please note: This is a fixed-term contract for a project that is already underway, with the possibility of a project extension, subject to funding.

About GZL:

Glasgow Zine Library (SCIO SC050309) is a community archive and zine library based in Govanhill, Glasgow, established in 2018. We have a growing international collection of an estimated 2000 zines (DIY, self-published magazines). GZL also hosts a blended online/offline programme of workshops, professional development opportunities, community meals, film screenings, discussion groups, reading groups, arts and crafts, social clubs, heritage activities and more.

All our events are free or pay-what-you-can, and adhere to the principles of zine-making: uplifted marginalised voices, community-building, alternative forms of learning and skill-sharing. We also programmeGlasgow Zine Fest, an annual celebration of zine culture, now in its 9th year. This year marks an exciting period of growth and consolidation for our collection. We have been granted National Lottery Heritage funding to conduct a condition survey of the collection, develop our archive (including cataloguing, digitising, and making strategic purchases), train community heritage volunteers, and run a programme of community heritage activities (the latter led by our Programme Coordinator).

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Archives and Collections Manager (Project)

  • Part time
  • £27,500 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th November 2022

About the role:

Glasgow Zine Library (GZL) are seeking an Archives and Collections Manager to fulfil the following roles: Managing and creating access to Glasgow Zine Library’s growing zine collection and its developing archive collection, including creating relevant procedures and policies and maintaining the catalogue.

Job Description:

You will be responsible for the development of the growing zine library and archive collection. This includes providing and developing routes of access for users, and supporting the development of representative and inclusive collecting.

You will be responsible for the maintenance of the online catalogue, including cataloguing, metadata, documentation and accessions.

You will be responsible for updating and developing policies and documentation related to the collection, and ensuring compliance with any heritage-related conditions or criteria that GZL may be subject to now or in the future. You will be responsible for training volunteers to enable your work, and you will also work with an Archives and Collections Assistant on a regular basis who will report to you.

You will work with the communications team members in the GZL staff to promote and celebrate elements of the

collection through appropriate messaging in our promotional materials, and with the programming team members to develop (and in some cases, lead) community events that promote engagement with the catalogue. You will also work with senior team members to consider the long-term future of the zine collection and archive. Everywhere that is possible, we hope to find a community-led approach to matters of cataloguing that allows flexibility within the collection to account for the diversity and range of voices found within the zines themselves.

About Us:

Glasgow Zine Library (SCIO SC050309) is a community archive and zine library based in Govanhill, Glasgow, established in 2018. We have a growing international collection of an estimated 2000 zines (DIY, self-published magazines). A significant amount of work has been undertaken to develop policies and procedures around our public-facing collection, online catalogue, and growing archive. We have received hundreds of donations, and find that we need a dedicated Archives and Collections Manager, and an Archives and Collections Assistant. GZL also hosts a blended online/offline programme of workshops, professional development opportunities, community meals, film screenings, discussion groups, reading groups, arts and crafts, social clubs, heritage activities and more. All our events are free or

pay-what-you-can, and adhere to the principles of zine-making: uplifting marginalised voices, community-building, alternative forms of learning and skill-sharing. We also programme Glasgow Zine Fest, an annual celebration of zine culture, now in its 9th year.

This year marks an exciting period of growth and consolidation for our collection. We have been granted National

Lottery Heritage funding to conduct a condition survey of the collection, develop our archive (including cataloguing, digitising, and making strategic purchases), train community heritage volunteers, and run a programme of community heritage activities (the latter led by our Programme Coordinator).

Please read the full job description, including responsibilities and desired skills/experience here.

GZL understands that access to the training and experience relevant to this role can be inaccessible, and as such we encourage people with varied experience to apply for this position.

If you meet some but not all of the criteria and would like to have an informal chat about the position, please get in touch.

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Archives and Collections Assistant (Project)

  • Part time
  • £27,500 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 20th November 2022

Job Purpose:

Supporting the development of Glasgow Zine Library’s growing zine archive collection, including cataloguing and digitising content.

Job Description:

Our Archives and Collections Assistant will support the Archives and Collections Manager in developing our large, constantly growing zine archive and collection, including providing and developing routes of access for users and supporting the development of representative and inclusive collecting.

You will assist in maintaining the online catalogue (including: cataloguing, metadata, documentation etc), promoting the zine collection and radical approaches to cataloguing, supporting relationships with zine makers to develop the collection, and assisting in community events, consultation and outreach. Supporting the appropriate storage and future preservation of the collections.

About Us:

Glasgow Zine Library (SCIO SC050309) is a community archive and zine library based in Govanhill, Glasgow, established in 2018. We have a growing international collection of an estimated 2000 zines (DIY, self-published magazines). A significant amount of work has been undertaken to develop policies and procedures around our public-facing collection, online catalogue, and growing archive. We have received hundreds of donations, and find that we need

a dedicated Archives and Collections Manager, and an Archives and Collections Assistant.

GZL also hosts a blended online/offline programme of workshops, professional development opportunities, community

meals, film screenings, discussion groups, reading groups, arts and crafts, social clubs, heritage activities and more. All our events are free or pay-what-you-can, and adhere to the principles of zine-making: uplifted marginalised voices, community-building, alternative forms of learning and skill-sharing. We also programme Glasgow Zine Fest, an annual celebration of zine culture, now in its 9th year.

This year marks an exciting period of growth and consolidation for our collection. We have been granted National Lottery Heritage funding to conduct a condition survey of the collection, develop our archive (including cataloguing, digitising, and making strategic purchases), train community heritage volunteers, and run a programme of community heritage activities (the latter led by our Programme Coordinator).

Please read the full job description, including responsibilities and desired skills/experience here.

GZL understands that access to the training and experience relevant to this role can be inaccessible, and as such we encourage people with varied experience to apply for this position.

If you meet some but not all of the criteria and would like to have an informal chat about the position, please get in touch.

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Voluntary Trustee Role

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th July 2022

Glasgow Zine Library, SCIO (glasgowzinelibrary.com) is an community library based in the Southside of Glasgow. It acts as a growing archive of self-published works, with an inviting and accessible area of reading in the space, as well as running a year-long programme of events to celebrate the ethos of Do It Yourself (DIY) culture. Glasgow Zine Library (GZL) also programmes Glasgow Zine Fest, an annual celebration of community arts, now in its 9th year. The event, held at the CCA in Glasgow, welcomes over 2000 attendees to a weekend-long programme of community arts events, and a large zine-maker market featuring makers from all over the world.

GZL is seeking three new members of our Board of Trustees, for our Glasgow-based organisation. The Board of Trustees will meet three times per year, with one additional annual general meeting. Other meetings may be called for throughout the year. The post is a minimum of one year and maximum 3 years, with an option of the board voting to allow someone to do another term at the end of their post.

We are aiming to ensure that our Board is diverse and representative of those we work with. We encourage applications from BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. Applications with specific skills are welcome (most notably, experience with charity accounting), but ideally we are seeking interest compatible with the concerns of the organisation, and a range of experiences and perspectives to inform the direction of GZL.

The main concerns of GZL are:

  • To advance the self-publication of ‘zines’ (self-published magazines) as a means for artistic, community and personal expression.
  • To promote the production and appreciation of zines with and for the community in Glasgow, Scotland and the UK.
  • To provide facilities, services and events for the above that are accessible to people of any gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, language nationality, et al.

The main functions of GZL trustees are:

  • Contributing to GZL’s strategy and programming
  • Working closely with the Director and other members of the GZL team
  • Presenting and considering the annual financial statement
  • Assessing all external funding and relevant paperwork
  • Setting the organisational budgets
  • Bring to the table any ideas for community outreach

As GZL moves forward, we will be expanding our accessibility and outreach, increasing our fundraised and earned income, providing more opportunities for our audience and network of collaborators, and finding new ways of serving and engaging our community. As an organisation that has previously served artists and our community, we are particularly interested in expanding and solidifying our presence in heritage spheres - in terms of funding, programming and community engagement. We are seeking to strengthen and develop the intangible cultural heritage that zines represent and to validate them and their value to the community.

Our Aims:

  • To provide alternative community arts and heritage education through affordable, accessible workshops and activities.
  • To celebrate zine heritage through the provision of a community archive.
  • To advance citizenship and develop communities by promoting the production and appreciation of zines to communities in Glasgow and beyond.
  • To facilitate the making of new zines and work through skill-sharing opportunities and access to resources.
  • To build community care and connection through our outreach programme.
  • To provide youth development opportunities to young people in our community, such as through our Young Producers Programme.

Our Values:

  • We want to promote equality and diversity by providing facilities and services with the aim of benefitting our community, and providing agency to groups who are underrepresented in arts, heritage and culture.
  • We want to work together with the wider arts, heritage and community sectors to democratise participation and leadership in the arts in Glasgow.
  • We want to support the progression of those involved in our programme at every level.
  • We want to remove barriers of accessibility for people wishing to access the library, festival and its associated events programme.
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Fundraiser and Sponsorship Expert

  • Part time
  • £25,000 pro-rata
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd November 2021

Glasgow Zine Library, SCIO are seeking a fundraising and sponsorship expert to join our team to help us reach financial goals and secure a more stable and diverse stream of funding. We are looking for someone with a creative approach to income generation with extensive experience who is an excellent communicator.

As our new Fundraiser, you will work closely with our team to strategise and write applications for private, public, and potentially corporate funds. Because of the part-time nature of the position, you will delegate tasks to our team so that we can adequately support you in applications. You will report to our Board of Trustees at our quarterly meetings on progress made and income generated.

Glasgow Zine Library is a self-publishing library and community arts space located in Govanhill on the south side of Glasgow. We aim to advance the arts, heritage and cultural sector through promoting self-publication as a means for artistic, community and personal expression. We have a growing archive of self-published works, with around 1000 zines currently in the collection. We run a year-round programme of educational events and our annual festival, Glasgow Zine Fest.

The coming year marks an exciting period of growth and consolidation for the organisation. Our events programme will be shaped around three themes: The Stories We Tell, Between Creativity and Wellness, and Opening the Gate: Making Theory Accessible, offering our audiences an opportunity to develop and nurture themselves and their creative practice. We will begin to offer intermediate and advanced learning opportunities in addition to our existing beginners offer. We will be expanding our Young Producers Programme for 14-18 year olds and creating a follow-on Emerging Programmers initiative for adults. We will be focusing on building stronger community partnerships and developing a more financially sustainable model. As we begin to reopen the library, following Covid-19 closures, we will be broadening its use, doing more to bring the collection to life and make zine-making and self-publishing more accessible.

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