Fancy paid business experience with a global publisher?

Become a Gale Ambassador and help raise awareness of the
fascinating digital archives available at your institution.

Gale is an international publisher of digital archives and other library resources such as eBooks.

Many students at your university remain unaware of the great digital resources available through your library. This includes many of Gale’s primary source archives, such as –

(To see the Gale archives available at your university, search "Gale Primary Sources" in your library catalogue.)


We are recruiting students from your university to undertake awareness-building activities, so more students find out about and use these archives!

The benefits of being a Gale Ambassador

Gale Ambassadors are paid £300* to complete set tasks within a period of 6-months. If you remain studying at your university, there will be the opportunity to renew your contract in the future.

Plus, the role is also great for your CV…

  • Business experience – work directly with a global publisher.
  • Have your work published on our company website – great, shareable evidence of your work.
  • Run your own marketing activities – refine 'marketing copy' and images to make successful use of social media.
  • Public speaking – run presentations and training sessions with your fellow students, obtaining valuable public speaking skills.
  • Network – connect with more staff and students at your university, as well as numerous colleagues at Gale.
  • Discover more primary sources for your own essays – potentially improving your grades!

 

               

 

The scheme is very flexible - activities can be completed at a time convenient to each student, so be fitted around your existing schedule, university work and other responsibilities.

*currency dependent on region; UK ambassadors paid in GBP.

What activities will you need to do?

This cohort of the Gale Ambassador Scheme runs for 6 months (from January to June 2022). You will be able to plan your time and complete the following activities at a time convenient to you.

Activities will be adjusted if necessary (e.g. will become digital-only) if required by Covid restrictions in your area.

  • Twitter - posts: Post 10 times on the @GaleAmbassadors Twitter channel.
  • Twitter - followers: Post 10 times in locations which will be seen by students (e.g. Facebook groups / WhatsApp groups), encouraging students at your university to follow the @GaleAmbassadors Twitter channel.
  • Live Events: Run 3 events at your institution. You will have the freedom to choose the type of event you run. These can be online training sessions or presentations or (if possible in your region) in-person events like running a tabletop stand in the library foyer. Full training is provided.
  • Case Study: Write a Case Study (1,000 words) about a given archive/resource.

Training

If understanding the Gale archives and ambassador activities seems daunting, don't worry! We offer all Gale Ambassadors comprehensive training. Due to the current situation, this will take place over Zoom between 10th-12th January 2022. You will also get the chance to e-meet various Gale colleagues and ambassadors at other universities over Zoom. Training is compulsory.

Deadline

The deadline to apply is midnight 1 December 2021.

We really look forward to receiving your application! If you have any questions at all, please email Jessica (with no obligation to apply): [email protected]

 

Feel free to share this page with any students you know who may be interested.

Interested? Here's how to apply.

To help us select the strongest students for the Gale Ambassador Scheme, we ask applicants to send us their CV and a short video (no more than 5 minutes) which includes the below:

  • Introduce yourself: State your name, university, year group (in January 2022) and course.
  • Explain: What would you say to students to explain the value of primary sources?
  • Suggest: Two ideas to encourage your fellow students to follow Gale's Twitter channel. (Who would you contact? Where would you post? What would you say?) Be as creative as you like!
  • Feel free to mention any other reasons you’d be good for the role. (Do you have any experience writing marketing copy or using Twitter? It doesn't matter if not, but have a think what you can offer!)

Please name the files in the following format: 
John.Smith.CV.docx and John.Smith.Video.mp4

Once you have your video and CV ready, complete the form below to apply for the Gale Ambassador Scheme!

You will need to upload your video and CV to WeTransfer. (You can use the free version). WeTransfer will generate a link (URL address) which enables us to download your video and CV. (You can upload more than one file at a time to WeTransfer, so you will only need to generate one link.) Paste the link into the form below.

To apply you must be a current student (from January-June 2022) at one of the following universities, and be studying an Arts, Humanities or Social Science subject.

Bristol – Nottingham – Lancaster – Aberdeen – St Andrews  – Birmingham – Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Remember, the deadline is midnight 1 December 2021!

Please note applications have now closed at: Oxford – Durham – Exeter – Johannesburg – Helsinki – Portsmouth – Kings College London – University College London.

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