SWFTA Recruits Collections Manager
Appointed in December 2012, Stacey Anderson (nee Dyer) is the SWFTA Collections Manager (Executive Archive Director). A qualified Archivist - the first in SWFTA's history - she has over 14 years experience of working in and managing a variety of traditional and specialist media and digital archive and record services in the region: as a Heritage Lottery Funded Project Cataloguing Assistant and Archive Assistant with Plymouth & West Devon Record Office (2003-2005); a Records Management Analyst with Cornwall County Council (2006); an Archive Assistant at Cornwall Record Office with a part time secondment at the Courtney Library (Royal Cornwall Museum) from 2006-2007; and as the Founding Archivist of the celebrated South West Image Bank (2007-2012).
Specialties include delivering strategic direction within charitable and third sector specialist archives; developing opportunities for sustainability through the acquisition of multiple funding streams and implementation of heritage funded project objectives; creating celebrated formal volunteer and outreach programmes to benefit and support the learning aspirations of diverse groups and individuals; delivery of digitisation programmes for media collections; and collections care and consultancy.
Stacey has a BA(hons) in History (2002), a Post Graduate Degree in Archive Administration (2008) and is registered with the Archives and Records Association (ARA) - the accredited body for archive and records management professionals (formerly the Society of Archivists). Stacey is an active committee member of the ARA Film, Sound and Photography Section (FSPS), the Film Audience Network (FANSWWM Hub), the Film Archive UK network (FAUK) and is a member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA).
Stacey's primary responsibility at SWFTA is to oversee the strategic development of the archive which includes: development and management of projects and partnerships and management of staff, collections and digitisation programmes. Stacey is also responsible for media relations and promotion, curation and outreach, fundraising, management of core and project budgets, social media and the website.
Stacey joins a team of established archive personnel who are each specialists in their fields, as well as a cohort of specialist volunteers with some from the television and production sector.