Principal Archives Assistant - CG1584HM

University of St Andrews - University Library

The Special Collections Division of the University of St Andrews Library has a vacancy for a highly motivated and well-organized individual with a commitment to a career in archives to play a role in tackling the backlog of unprocessed and uncatalogued archival collections for an anticipated fixed term of one year. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to one of the University Library’s key strategic priorities, making our Special Collections more widely known and accessible to the national and international research community.

The post holder will report to the Senior Archivist. You will be supporting the archivists in their management of legacy analogue collections by implementing prioritisation of cataloguing identified through the Logjam process, appraisal and review procedures.

You will have a good honours degree and evidence of commitment to a career in the archives sector. You must have experience of archival cataloguing and of working with historic materials and knowledge of collection care issues. You must have excellent time management and organizational skills, an ability to make a positive contribution to a team and work collaboratively with others.

The post will be for 12 months.

For an informal discussion of the post, please contact Rachel Hart, Senior Archivist, University of St Andrews Library Special Collections Division, Library Annexe,  North Haugh, St Andrews KY16 9WH, T: 01334 - 462339 / 462327 E: or

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Further information can be found at

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at

Interview Date:  w/b 9 November 2017

We encourage applicants to apply online at, however if you are unable to do this, please call +44 (0)1334 462571 for an application pack.

Please quote ref: CG1584HM

The University is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland (No SC013532).

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