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Strategic Projects Archivist

The University of Edinburgh - Information Services, Library and University Collections

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £33,797 to £40,927 (Grade 7)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th October 2021
Closes: 4th November 2021
Job Ref: 1976

Open Ended full-time

We are looking for an experienced project archivist to deliver on strategic projects for our archival collections at the University of Edinburgh. These projects aim to enhance the availability of our collections for research, learning, teaching and community engagement. The post will working with internal and external partners and funders such as the Wellcome Trust and Donors.

The Opportunity:

This role will oversee a number of projects on archival collections at the University of Edinburgh that fit with the Strategic Aims of the University and its Library and University Collections. The collections are both physical and digital and cross reference with other collections such as the art collections and rare book collections. They can have challenges in terms of current raw state physically and data about and within them. There may also more complex ethical considerations and stronger research interest than for other projects we have undertaken before. This will be done through creating intellectual control through cataloguing, physical stability through conserving, making them available for research through creation of access points and selective digitisation.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • A postgraduate qualification in Archival Management
  • Strategic and substantial Project Management experience
  • Substantial experience of working in archives with practical experience of cataloguing to professional standards
  • Experience of working in a research environment with a number of internal and external stakeholders

Closing date 4th Novemeber 2021, 5pm. For a full copy of the job description and to apply please visit the University of Edinburgh website.

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