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SAM Podcast

SAM Podcast

By Carly Randall
SAM (the Section for Archives and Museums) is a special interest group within the Archives and Records Association. Our mission is to provide a focal point for people who are passionate about the intersection between archives, museums and galleries. We achieve this by providing training and learning opportunities for our members and by facilitating discussion on topics spanning the wide world of heritage.

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SAM Podcast (Episode 2): A Fair Exchange is No Robbery – Talking recruitment with Fair Museum Jobs
Louise McAward-White from Fair Museum Jobs takes us through the good, the bad and the ugly of recruitment practices in the heritage sector. Louise explains the principles of the Fair Museum Jobs manifesto and how recruiters can use it to help bring fairness, transparency and inclusiveness to the heritage sector. She also provides advice for job seekers in areas including reading and understanding job specifications and how to negotiate pay and benefits with potential employers. This episode is an essential listen for anyone navigating the job market in the heritage sector, whether they be a recruiter or a job seeker. You’ll learn why certain commonly used criteria in job descriptions can discriminate against potential applicants. You’ll also receive concrete and actionable advice for crafting better, fairer and more effective personal specifications for heritage and other roles. Key topics covered: Jobs; Organisation; Interview; Sector; Applicant; Skills; Applying; Archives Jobs; Museum Jobs; Recruitment; Placements; Work; Institutions; Qualifications; Heritage Roles; Pay; Job Criteria; Salary; Job Descriptions; Advice; Fair Practice; Discrimination; Covid-19; Redundancy
01:11:16
October 12, 2020
SAM Podcast (Episode 1, Part 2): Going Solo? Freelancing in Heritage
Anita Hollinshead (Freelance Museum Consultant) and Victoria Stevens (Freelance Conservator) share their journeys as heritage freelancers and provide insight into the world of self employment in the arts and culture sector. This is the second and final part of episode 1. Part two of the interview focuses on managing money and on how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected freelancers as individuals and as a community. This episode was recorded remotely in June 2020 using Zencastr.
43:12
September 04, 2020
SAM Podcast (Episode 1, Part 1): Going Solo? Freelancing in Heritage
Anita Hollinshead (Freelance Museum Consultant) and Victoria Stevens (Freelance Conservator) share their journeys as heritage freelancers and provide insight into the world of self employment in the arts and culture sector. This is a two-part episode. Part one covers the stages of getting started as a freelancer in heritage, including the opportunities and the pitfalls. This episode was recorded remotely in June 2020 using Zencastr.
48:58
September 02, 2020