Job vacancy: Contracted Traveller community archivist – Cork Traveller Community archives


This is a new shared project from Cork Traveller Visibility Group (TVG) and Cork Traveller Women’s Network (CTWN), two Traveller led community development organisations working for Traveller rights in Cork City. This project aims to develop an accessible Traveller community archive focusing on photos and other items celebrating Traveller culture and activism in Cork City.

Reports to

Tehmina Kazi, Traveller Health Co-Ordinator, Cork Traveller Visibility Group

Place of work

The Contracted Traveller community archivist will be based in Cork Traveller Visibility Group’s office at 25 Lower John Street, Cork. Depending on remote working requirements and internal policies, the worker might be asked to work from home when necessary, and might be asked to do some travel within Cork to attend meetings and look at relevant material. Expenses for any additional travel will be reimbursed.

Contract / salary scale

The position is for one day a week (8 hours a week). The contract commences in January 2024, and ends in January 2025. The payment for this role is €98.64 per day.

This is a self-employed role, rather than an employed role. TVG are willing to assist the successful candidate with setting up as self-employed, if necessary.


We are seeking a Traveller community Archivist to assist a Lead Archivist in collating, cataloguing, digitising and displaying a collection of photographs and materials relating to the history of Traveller culture and activism in Cork, gathered by Cork Traveller Women’s Network & Cork Traveller Visibility Group.

The collection documents the history and traditions of Travellers in Cork and as such has the potential to fill gaps in the archival representation of this community.

This role is suitable for a person who would like to build their skills around developing a Traveller community archive.

Job description

  • Work with a Lead archivist who will co-ordinate this project.

  • Assist with identifying and gathering images and documentation to add to the existing items gathered by TVG and CTWN.

  • Assist with identifying, categorising and labelling of photos and other items.

  • Support outreach and communication to Travellers to gain their consent around use of photos.

  • Support digitisation of the images.

  • Support a launch event at the Cork Public Museum.

  • Assist the Lead Archivist in giving regular updates to the Project Co-Ordinators throughout the project.

  • Contribute towards videos or other social media postings which will increase awareness of the collections and the community which they document.

Person Specification

  • Applicants must be a member of the Traveller Community.

  • Experience of working or volunteering with an archive or a community-based Traveller culture / history project (desirable) or willingness to learn (essential).

  • A passion for Traveller heritage and activism and willingness to learn skills relevant to developing a community archive (essential).

  • Excellent verbal communication skills and organisational skills (essential).

  • Excellent literacy and Basic computer literacy (essential).

  • An ability to work independently and as part of a team (essential).

  • Prior voluntary or paid experience of working a project with agreed aims and timeframes (essential).

  • An understanding of the work of Traveller community development organisations (essential).

To apply for this role

Please send an up-to-date CV and cover letter to Tehmina Kazi at by Monday 15th January 2024 at 5pm. Interviews will be held during the third week of January 2024. The contract is planned to start at the end of January 2024.

Cork Traveller Visiblity Group

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