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Project Archivist (University History Collection)

University of Reading - University Museums and Special Collections Services

Location: Reading
Salary: £27,979 to £30,487 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd February 2024
Closes: 15th March 2024
Job Ref: SRF46841
 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated qualified Archivist for this exciting opportunity to join the University’s Special Collections Team.   The Project Archivist (University History Collection) will be responsible for cataloguing  the University History Collection archives held at the University of Reading, Special Collections, in preparation for the University of Reading’s centenary in 2026.
 
The Project Archivist (University History Collection) will also undertake digitisation of archives and library material and promote the Collection. Promotion will include creating content for University social media and the Special Collections website in preparation for celebrating the centenary. The Project Archivist (University History Collection) will also undertake research on the University’s history to identify themes for exploration during the centenary year.   

The successful candidate will have experience of working to project deadlines and hold a relevant professional qualification in Archives Studies/Management.  

The role would suit a newly qualified Archivist. This is a fixed term contract for 12 months.

Closing date: 15 March 2024
Interviews will be held: 27 March 2024

Informal contact details:                                                    
Contact role: Archivist (Cataloguing and Projects)              
Contact name: Sharon Maxwell                                           
Contact phone: 0118 378 8667                                            
Contact email: s.maxwell@reading.ac.uk                            

Alternative informal contact details:
Contact role: Associate Director, Archive Services
Contact name: Guy Baxter
Contact phone: 0118 378 8664
Contact email: g.l.baxter@reading.ac.uk

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and champions LGBT+ equality. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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