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Archive & Records Officer
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Salary: £26,208 per annum (Inc.LWA)

Department: Student & Academic Services

Location: Titchfield Street, Central London

University Records and Archives manages the institutional archives of the University of Westminster and its predecessors (dating back to 1838), personal papers relating to town planning, a collection of 20th century Chinese propaganda material and the Westminster Menswear Archive. We encourage and facilitate access by staff, students and the general public to our collections, and provide a records management services for staff at the University. 

We are seeking a professionally qualified archivist for an interesting and varied post, supporting the team with day-to-day operations of the service. This role is fixed term until 30 April 2019 to provide temporary cover due to the short-term absence of a member of staff. 

Main duties and responsibilities:
  • Arranging, appraising and cataloguing the archival holdings using the University’s archival management system AtoM.
  • Ingesting digital records into Archivematica, the University’s digital records preservation system.
  • Answering enquiries, assisting and supervising researchers.
  • Supporting outreach activities including presentations, tours and organising exhibitions (including online).
  • Supporting records management activities, including processing of box recall and return requests to the University’s off-site storage facility.
You will need a professional qualification plus experience of working in an archive environment and of cataloguing to appropriate international standards.  Practical experience of the appraisal, arrangement and description of modern personal papers and organisational records is desirable.  You should have meticulous organisational ability, accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to work effectively in a small team and deliver to deadlines is also important.

Applications from newly qualified professionals are particularly encouraged.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Anna McNally, Senior Archivist, at a.mcnally@westminster.ac.uk 

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below. 

Closing date: Midnight on 30 September 2018

Interviews are likely to be held on: 10 October 2018

Administrative contact (for queries only): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk 

Please note:  We are unable to accept applications by email. All applications must be made online. CV’s in isolation or incomplete application forms will not be accepted. 

We are fortunate to receive a large number of applications for our vacancies. Regrettably, we are not able to provide feedback to those job applicants who are not shortlisted, as it simply would not be manageable to do so. 

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