Assistant Archivist

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Temporary full-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 3 days ago

Reference 1404084

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Assistant Archivist based in Belfast.

Assistant Archivist

Ref: 19/107384

School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL)

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

With 150 academic and support staff and over 1,200 students, the school of Arts, English and Languages has strong links with a wide range of industries in the form of collaborative projects and student placements. Our events include concerts, drama performances, readings, screenings and talks/conferences and the facilities used by the school are among the best in the UK.

The successful candidate will provide archival assistance to the Visual Voices of the Prisons Memory Archive: preservation, access, and engagement project, ensuring that ethical, professional and legal standards are adhered to, in order to preserve and process the PMA collection including the transfer of the PMA Collection to the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI). The Assistant Archivist will report to the Project Archivist and Project Manager.

This is a temporary post for 8 months.

Our five core values (Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Relevant academic/vocational qualifications – 5 GCSEs (A-C) or equivalent to include English Language and Maths
  • At least 3 years relevant experience with two years of working with paper and/or digital archive collection
  • Excellent IT skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Work, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge and experience of managing databases on Microsoft Access?
  • Operational knowledge of standards, regulations, and procedures relevant to the archive sector
  • A good understanding of copyright, data protection, and freedom of information legislation in relation to archive.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a small team

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link by clicking apply. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria on your application form

Further information about the School can be found on our website.

Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 21 May 2019

Salary: £22,017 per annum

Closing date: Thursday 25 April 2019