Games Archivist to Embracer Groups Game Archive

Games – An industry with history
Games and the gaming industry have been around since the seventies when pioneers such as Magnavox and Atari began an amazing journey, today this journey has taken us to a point where games are seen as culture and a big part of many people’s lives. Gaming consoles, games and accessories deserves to be recognized as cultural history and given the proper attention.

To Embracer Group and founder Lars Wingefors the love for games is great, therefore Embracer Group wants to contribute to preserving the history of games. The games collection has through the years grown to be significant, and now it is time to start archiving and planning for its future. Read more about the collection here.

embracer.com/gamesarchive

Games Archivist
As Games archivist you hold expert knowledge in games and in the history of games. Your knowledge in games is extensive. You love to be the one that knows all the titles of games through the history and the content of the game. Your expertise enables you to place games in the right genre and grade them in regards to cultural value. You have a large network of people and organizations around the world who share the same passion for games and the history of games.

The role also involves:

  • Responsibility for catalogue and inventory of the collection.
  • Leading the documentation of the collection.
  • Together with warehouse and logistics, ensure that the collection is being safely stored.
  • In consultation with colleagues at Embracer Group, work locally with an exhibition made to inspire and educate.
  • Handle contact with, and create relations with museums, institutions, researchers, and grassroots movements around the world.
  • Receiving and managing inquiries regarding short time loans to exhibitions around the world.
  • Being point of contact and assisting researchers and institutions around the world who work for preserving games.

Who are we looking for?
We believe that you have been around games since you were young and have a passion and love for games and the history of games. You are probably a person who collect games, and you like the challenge to make the collection complete. Your interest ranges from home-PC from the early eighties to the era of the 32-bit games. To open boxen with electronics that has been hidden for decades gives you great satisfaction. Our vision is that the three positions will overlap each other, and you all will have the opportunity to work with what you love the most, games.

urthermore, you need:

  • Knowledge of information handling and related systems.
  • Experience from systematically cataloguing information.
  • Skills in working with documentation.
  • Experience from project management.

You enjoy talking about the collection in front of an audience, and you are good with creating and keeping relations with people around the world. You are comfortable with communication in English. If you also have basic knowledge in Japanese, that would be meritorious.

The position is located in Karlstad and is on 100 %.

Please hand in your application by using the form in the ad, no later than 2021-06-20. For further questions about the position please contact Sara Magnusson, or Erik Ramström. Sara.magnusson@qtym.se , erik.ramstrom@qtym.se . +46-54-14 18 00.

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