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Assistant Archivist (Maternity Cover)

Swansea University - Education Services

Location: Swansea
Salary: £28,759 to £32,332 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 29th February 2024
Closes: 10th March 2024
Job Ref: SU00166

Location: Singleton Campus, Swansea

Closing Date: 10th March 2024

Interview Date: 18th March 2024

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY

Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.

Our stunning waterfront campuses and multicultural community make us a desirable workplace for colleagues from around the world. Our reward and benefits, and ways of working enable those who join us to have enriching careers, matched by an excellent work-life balance.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Richard Burton Archives (RBA) is the corporate memory and archive repository of Swansea University and holds material of local, regional, national and international significance. The RBA selects, preserves and makes accessible to all the records of historical value created or acquired by the University. Through its holdings and the expertise of its staff the Archives actively supports the mission of the University to provide an environment of research excellence, to deliver an outstanding student experience with teaching of the highest quality, and to enrich the community and cultural life of Wales and beyond.

As an Assistant Archivist, you will ensure that our collections are professionally processed and accessible to customers. The role will focus on developing and maintaining collections information, on discovery and access, and supporting collection care activities. You will also collaborate with colleagues to ensure that collections effectively support learning, teaching and research within the University, and outreach activities. You will also contribute to the development, improvement and promotion of services in the Richard Burton Archives.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills. You should be educated to degree level and will have a post graduate qualification in archive administration and have the ability to communication in Welsh (level 2).    

This is a fixed term post until April 2025.

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

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