Archivist

University of Leicester - Library

(Consideration will be given to job share applications)

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the core of our activity.

Our University Library are pleased to advertise for an Archivist to join their team on a permanent basis. As the post holder, you will develop and ensure the preservation of the institutional archives of the University of Leicester, and of the other archives held by the University to make them accessible to all users by appraising, sorting, arranging, cataloguing and publicising the material. You will play a critical role in ensuring that the management of these collections are conducted in accordance with professional standards and legal and institutional requirements. You will also provide expert advice to University managers to inform decision-making on development and management of the University’s archival holdings.

As the successful candidate, you will have a postgraduate qualification in Archives Administration and substantial experience of working in a professional role within an archival environment. It is important that you have detailed knowledge of international and national cataloguing and archival description standards. This opportunity would suit an individual who is highly organised and has excellent interpersonal skills. We look forward to receiving your application.

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The closing date for this post is midnight on the 31st August 2017.

We anticipate that interviews will take place on the 19th September 2017.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Neil Donohue at nd122@leicester.ac.uk or Simon Dixon at simon.dixon@leicester.ac.uk

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