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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Two Paid Hannah Frank graduate internships! Hannah Frank news Feb 2014


These exciting opportunities come via the Scottish Government’s Adopt-an-Intern scheme under the auspices of the Centre for Scottish Public Policy.

Post One: Paid Graduate Internship – Assistant Curator and Researcher - with the Hannah Frank Art Project
The post is based in Glasgow and Ayr. The pay is £7.65 per hour, 20 hours a week over 12 weeks, with some flexibility and the potential for an extension (funding dependent). Immediate start. Closing date for applications: 3 March 2014, 5pm.

You can see the full job description here.

It is a wide-ranging role that will provide superb experience for the right applicant. The post is divided into three parts. The intern will work at the Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr, helping to locate Hannah Frank works that will go on display there between 26 July and 22 September 2014. There are other curatorship tasks too. This work will be invaluable to the Hannah Frank Project and could be continued in a future project.

Then there’s the work at the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre. The letters, scrapbooks and other documents in the Hannah Frank and Lionel Levy collection that remain uncatalogued need to be entered on an Excel sheet with a description of their contents.

And lastly, but, of course, importantly, the intern will work closely with me on the Hannah Frank Art Project. You’ll help develop and expand Hannah Frank's presence across different online platforms and help to increase sales from the online shop.

The post will be based at Garnethill Synagogue in Glasgow city centre and at the Maclaurin Gallery in Ayr.  You can do some of this work at home and there will also be a base at the Glasgow Women's Library in Glasgow city centre.

To see what sort of person we are looking for do click through on the link above. If you fit the bill, please apply!

Post Two: Paid Graduate Internship - Arts Events Intern with the Maclaurin Gallery, ‘Cultural Connections’ Summer Festival. Location: Ayr/Glasgow. £7.65 per hour, 240 hours (7 – 10 hours per week) between March and September. Closing date for applications is 3 March 2014, 5pm.

The Maclaurin Gallery, Ayr, is holding a summer festival of Jewish art and culture from 26 July to 22 September 2014. The focus is on the works of Benno Schotz, Joseph Herman and…Hannah Frank! An exhibition of new photographs of Jewish life in Scotland by photographer Judah Passow will also be on show.

The intern will help develop a programme of activities to accompany the exhibitions. These activities could include talks, guided tours, and arts and crafts workshops, for example, encouraging adults and children to create their own responses to the exhibition in various media, through drawing, painting, sculpture, poetry or dance. Along with other organisations the intern will work with the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, and Forestry Commission Scotland.

The post is based at the Maclaurin Gallery in Ayr but some of the work could be home based. The intern could also work at the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities office in Giffnock, South Glasgow.

To read a full job description and find out what sort of person is being sought click here. 

Please note all applications require the submission of a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form.

We think these opportunities are outstanding. Please pass them onto any suitable graduates you may know – or perhaps you are right for the role yourself!

Four third year students from the University of Glasgow’s Theology and Religious Studies department will give a presentation on the life and work of Hannah Frank in March. This is part of their Modern Judaism course. In order to prepare the presentation the students visited the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre at Garnethill where they looked through the Hannah Frank and Lionel Levy collection, and I also took them to see the original art at Westacres, Newton Mearns, the care home where Hannah spent her last years. The students are also planning to update the Hannah Frank Wikipedia page.

Betsy Stein, from Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States, contacted us. She is a member of Congregation Shearith Israel Sisterhood in Atlanta and her group led Shabbat services on February 22. The group used a reproduction of ‘Garden’ from 1932 on the front cover of its programme.
Betsy has promised to send me a hard copy of the programme. We look forward to seeing it.

The beautiful 'new' drawing 'Daffidowndillies” featured in our last newsletter went for £1200 – a nice little sum for the seller! Keep in touch as we hope to be able to offer prints at some stage.

Let me know if you'd like to discuss purchasing a sculpture; or if you'd like to take up a 'two for the price of one' signed print offer right through March - email me with details of the two prints you'd like; OR if you'd like a half price copy of the book Hannah Frank a Glasgow Artist: I gave away 10 copies last month and there are 15 copies to give away this month - £10.50 instead of £21, plus £4.50 p&p. Get in touch for details.

Best wishes
Fiona Frank
niece of the late Hannah Frank
Director, Hannah Frank Art
07778 737681

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