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Head of Collections

The Wiener Holocaust Library

Location: London
Salary: £38,000 to £42,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th December 2021
Closes: 15th February 2022

Permanent, full-time post based in Central London, WC1

Responsible to: Director

Salary: £38-£42k

The Wiener Holocaust Library is Britain's largest archive on the Holocaust and Nazi era and modern genocide. Founded in 1933 in Amsterdam, the Library's holdings span a wide range of resources, focusing on the Holocaust, its causes and consequences. The collections are continuing to grow through donations and acquisitions.

Main objective of the post

The Head of Collections is responsible for the management, development and preservation of all collections at The Wiener Holocaust Library and making them accessible to readers. The objectives are to be reached within the framework of the Library's management structure and strategic goals.

Selection criteria

Essential

  • Qualification in archive or library studies, collections management, museum studies or equivalent.
  • Fluent or advanced reading knowledge of German.
  • Significant experience of staff management with the ability to lead and manage effective teams, motivate and develop colleagues, and manage organisational change.
  • Significant collection management experience.
  • Experience with digital asset management.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative in developing new practices and procedures.
  • Excellent people management skills and the ability to apply policies and procedures appropriately.
  • Strong demonstrable knowledge of the Holocaust.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to be able to write reports, policies and procedures.

Desirable

  • A degree in a relevant subject, such as modern European history or Jewish studies.
  • Knowledge of other European languages.
  • Experience of managing projects to high standard, on time and on budget.
  • Experience of mixed resource collections.
  • Experience of working with volunteers.

You may be asked to carry out other duties as may arise from time to time. You will be required to act in accordance with the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 to take reasonable care for the health and safety of any person who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work.

Applicants must be prepared to demonstrate their legal right to work in the United Kingdom.

Please note that The Wiener Holocaust Library is unlikely to be in a position to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UK Border Agency's Points Based System. We will, however, be happy to have a conversation with potential candidates to explore any options that could be available for suitably qualified candidates.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience to:

Olivia Oakley

Office Coordinator

The Wiener Holocaust Library,

29 Russell Square,

London WC1B 5DP or

ooakley@wienerholocaustlibrary.org

The closing date for applications is 21 January 2022. Applications must be

received by 5.30pm. Applications submitted before the closing date are welcome.

For an informal talk about this position, please contact the Director, Dr Toby Simpson, on 020 7636 7247 or tsimpson@wienerholocaustlibrary.org

For a full job description, please go to: https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/who-we-are/work-with-us/

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