Archivist

Alexandra Palace

Region: London

Salary / Fee: From £26,000 to £26,000 per annum, pro rata

Job Type: Part-time 22.5 hours per week, fixed term (2 years)

Closing Date: 22/6/18

Who To Contact:

Please visit the Alexandra Palace website for more details and how to apply.

The Archivist is an exciting new role for a professional archivist to help establish a formal archive and to shape the future archive service. With initial responsibilities for sorting, appraising and cataloguing disparate collections, you will go on to manage, develop and promote the Palace archive, Theatre and Television Heritage collections. The archivist will establish an accessible catalogue; provide research advice and guidance to users; coordinate all aspects of collection management; work with colleagues in the Creative Learning Team, supporting the development and delivery of outreach with local schools and organisations as well as on-site activities and exhibitions; and work with volunteers. This role is a fixed term 2 year contract based at Alexandra Palace, London N22.

This is a fixed term 2 year contract working 22.5 hours per week (3 days)

Key duties and responsibilities
1. Establish a formal collection by identifying suitable material to build a physical secure, intellectually managed and accessible archive that captures and celebrates the history of Alexandra Palace
2. Assist in identifying and accessing appropriate archive material for public engagement programmes
3. Evaluate the progress of the archive against set outcomes, frameworks and methodologies producing reports for the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
4. Develop and oversee small projects that utilise Alexandra Palace’s pool of volunteers in support of the sustainability of the archive
5. Develop marketing opportunities in conjunction with the marketing team to promote the archive and increase audience awareness
6. Assess cost effective solutions to sustain and preserve the archive<br />
7. Provide expert and relevant advice to support the development of core policies and procedures in relation to collections management

Person specification
Essential
– A post graduate qualification approved by the ARA or equivalent
– At least 2 years professional experience in a heritage environment
– Extensive cataloguing experience
– Proven experience in applying core archival standards
– Experience developing and managing a collection
– Good presentation skills
– Logical and methodical approach

Desirable
– Experience working with company archives
– Experience working with digital collections
– Experience working with a team of volunteers
– Experience of finding external funding sources for heritage collections
– Experience raising commercial income from archive collections

Why work for Alexandra Palace?
Employee benefits include:
– 28 annual leave days (pro rata for part time employees)
– Life insurance at 2 x gross salary
– Free parking and a cycle to work scheme
– Childcare vouchers
– Time off in lieu
– Staff discounts in the on-site café and bar & kitchen
– Access to an employee assistance programme

This is not an exhaustive list. Please see the full details in the job pack on Alexandra Palace’s website for further details and how to apply

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