Archivist (Humanitarian Archives)


Job Title : Archivist (Humanitarian Archives)
Location : Hybrid remote in Manchester M13
Company : The University of Manchester
Salary :
Open Date : 2023-05-20
Close Date : 2023-09-20

We are seeking to appoint an Archivist with a proven track record in digital archives. As part of a Wellcome grant devoted to the history of humanitarian medicine, the post holder will work on developing the humanitarian archive, collecting the personal papers of humanitarians and small NGOs and cataloguing recently acquired collections. A core part of this role is to create a digital toolkit for contemporary humanitarians and NGOs seeking to develop sustainable archives. This will ensure that digital records documenting current humanitarian activities survive. The Humanitarian Archivist will work closely with the Library’s Digital Preservation and Systems Manager to develop workflows for the ingest and management of a range of born digital records into the Preservica digital preservation system.

The post holder’s time will be equally divided between digital archival work and curating physical collections. You will be a graduate with proven experience of digital archiving and a qualification in archives and records management. You will be confident communicator and effective at building up good relations with a range of depositors and partner NGOs in the UK and overseas.

The University of Manchester Library is one of only five National Research Libraries and the third largest academic library in the UK. Our vast and rich collections help us to deliver a world-class library and information service for The University of Manchester. While our primary objective is to meet the learning, teaching and research needs of University members, we are also fully committed to widening access to our services to individual researchers, local schools and others in the regional community.

Culture and Values

The University of Manchester Library strives to create a working environment that is supportive and rewarding, providing a platform from which we can achieve our ambitious strategy. This culture and our values are demonstrated through the University’s values. It’s important that all colleagues share in this vision and are committed to helping create a working environment that is both rewarding and fulfilling. Please consider this before applying for this role.

Hours & Place of Work

Normal working hours are 35 hours per week.

The start date will be 2 October 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter by mutual agreement.

This post is based primarily in the Main Library, Oxford Road. However, all Library employees are required to work at any Library site, as necessary.

Interviews will take place in mid-July.

You should demonstrate how you meet each of the criteria required in the person specification by giving specific examples in the “additional information” section of the online application form.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Blended working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Janette Martin, Teaching and Learning Manager (Curatorial Practices)

Email: [email protected]

General enquiries:

Email: [email protected]

Technical support:

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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