If you are looking for a standalone function that offers the opportunity to drive the preservation and organisation of valuable collections, we encourage you to apply for this Archivist position today!
As the archivist for this humanitarian charity, you will manage the day-to-day archivist duties. As part of your core responsibilities, you will be required to collaborate with other departments, develop work plans, and implement a digital preservation strategy. You will also oversee the installation and implementation of archive cataloguing software and ensure the preservation of valuable collections.
As a successful applicant you will possess a qualification as an archivist, post-qualification experience, knowledge of best practice, and high IT competency, in order to be selected for this prestigious role.
Our client is an internationally renowned humanitarian organisation which provides health care, sustainable development, and human rights to marginalized communities around the world. Following an independent survey 90% of employees canvased would recommend a friend or family member to work for this organisation due to its warm atmosphere and vital work.
Our client is hoping to replace the existing archivist, who has progressed in their career.
Role and Responsibilities:
- Managing day-to-day archivist duties, including responding to inquiries from members of the public, researchers, and users within the organization.
- Collaborating with other departments to ensure the preservation of the organization’s collections.
- Developing a clear work plan for the archives, operationalizing the plan, and providing progress reports at intervals.
- Planning and facilitating the conversion of legacy catalogues for upload into archive cataloguing software and overseeing the installation and implementation of software such as AtoM or Axiell Collections.
- Developing and implementing a digital preservation strategy.
- Advising on the ongoing organization and storage of archival material and preparing for a possible transfer of archive to new storage site.
- Maintaining and reviewing departmental systems, policies, and procedures.
- Advising and working with colleagues in the Archives Department.
- Preparing and managing the departmental budget.
- Undertaking any other duties relating to the organization’s collections as may arise.
The Ideal Candidate Should Have:
- Must be a qualified archivist with an undergraduate degree and a post-graduate qualification.
- Should have at least 3 years of post-qualification experience in the archives sector, including some leadership responsibility and/or project delivery.
- Should have knowledge of best practices and recent developments in archives and record management, including collections care, preservation, storage, and relevant cataloguing and preservation standards.
- Should have the ability to formulate, implement, and monitor strategies, procedures, and policies for the day-to-day running of the archive.
- Must have a high level of IT competency, including the use of MS Office applications, particularly Word and Excel, and archive cataloguing software.
- Part-Time postion working 3-4 days a week.