Project Coordinator - Tape Letters Scotland

  • Flexible or Other
  • £18,900
  • Glasgow, Edinburgh & Dundee
  • Closing 3rd February 2023

  • Advertised from 17th January 2023
  • Freelance contract. 135 days at £140 a day, totalling £18,900. Travel expenses paid. Flexible hours.


Modus Arts is seeking a Project Coordinator for the Tape Letters project which seeks to rediscover audio cassettes recorded by Pakistani-heritage communities in Scotland and exchanged with family and friends overseas. These will be archived the at the National Library of Scotland, creating a permanent and protected collection of heritage artefacts and a unique insight into the migratory experience and the Scottish-Pakistani identity.

The collection will be supplemented by a series of new oral history interviews with those who recall the use of ‘tape letters’, adding further context to the collection currently held at the Bishopsgate Institute in London. At the conclusion of the project, a series of exhibitions and associated outputs will ensure that the project celebrates the heritage it protects, with and for as wide an audience as possible.

The project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, and initial project partners include the National Library of Scotland, The Scottish Oral History Centre, Edinburgh Council, and various community groups in Glasgow.

Application notes

To apply, please send us a CV and answers to the following questions to, referring to the role description and person specification below.

  1. Tell us why you are interested in this role. (200 words or less)
  2. Describe your past experience supervising and supporting staff and volunteers in community projects/organisations (500 words or less)
  3. Explain how your skills and experience will help you to achieve the deliverables we list in the role description. (800 words or less).

Final submission date: 5pm on Friday 3rd of Feb 2023.

Interviews will initially take place online on the 9th and 10th of February 2023, followed by in-person interviews on the 16th and 17th of February 2023.

Please see the role specification for details.

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