Project Archivist

University of Leicester - Library

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract for 10 months / Part Time (0.6 FTE)

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.

An excellent fixed term Project Archivist vacancy has been created within our University Library. As the post holder, you will undertake a wide range of archival tasks in accordance with local and national standards to preserve and ensure accessibility of the institutional and private archives held by the University by accessioning, sorting, arranging, cataloguing, publicizing and enabling use of these collections. This role contributes to a wider project to reassess the Library’s print and archival holdings, with a focus on previously unprocessed archive collections held at the University Library’s outstore.

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 knowledge and understanding of the needs of archive users. 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 or Simon Dixon at

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