Project Archivist

University of Oxford - Bodleian Libraries

We are looking for a qualified archivist with a passion for making collections accessible. Based at the recently refurbished Weston Library in central Oxford, you will join a large team of archivists, archives assistant and volunteers in the Bodleian’s Special Collections department. Working largely independently, you will undertake a series of cataloguing projects according to 'more product less process' principles, produce project plans and project costings and take responsibility for the day-to-day care and security of the collections. You will also encourage use and awareness of the collections through various means including seminars, events, blogging etc. and present collections and projects to senior university officers and visiting VIPs as required.

With an appropriate degree and a professionally recognised postgraduate qualification in archives management, you will be conversant with standards and professional issues relevant to 20th and 21st century archives. You will be a strong communicator, highly organized, and show good judgment in the planning and execution of cataloguing and scoping projects. You will also enjoy working with a range of archives, adapting to different subject matter as required. Experience of working with born-digital archive materials is desirable.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 19 months. Please note you will also be required to participate in rotas for evenings and weekend duties, currently one evening from 5.00 to 7.00pm every three weeks; and also two Saturdays a year.

Owing to the nature of this post the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check as well as a financial background check. The possession of a criminal record or poor financial background will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided.

This post is part of a pilot scheme testing a new Supporting Evidence Form in place of the more usual ‘supporting statement’. You MUST submit a completed Supporting Evidence Form in order for your application to be processed. Covering letters, supporting statements and CVs will NOT form part of the selection process. Please ensure that you carefully read the How to Apply section provided in the Job Description, which you can download below along with the required Supporting Evidence Form.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Thursday 24 August 2017 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 7 September or Friday 8 September 2017.

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