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Assistant Archivist - London

An exciting opportunity is currently available for a qualified and experienced Assistant Archivist to take part in projects to improve standards, access and preservation of archive material and related print, audio-visual and photographic collections as well as providing comprehensive professional support to the Archive Manager.

This role requires in-depth practical knowledge and asks the post holder to use their initiative, organise their own work and build up strong and positive relationships.

It also includes some outreach work as well as accessioning and cataloguing paper and digital material to ISAD (g) standards using Calm, as well as developing and implementing processes and procedures to help achieve accreditation status.

Primarily based at the Society’s London office, although some travel to our head office in Leicester, offsite stores and partner institutions may be required, this post will focus on appraisal and ISAD (g) standard cataloguing of administrative records, as well as some re-cataloguing and improvement of documentation of personal papers, photographs, audio visual, digital material and oral history recordings.

There will also be opportunities to be involved in promoting knowledge of the history of the Society, history of psychology, the archives and related collections to our internal and external stakeholders and also to input into the development of processes and procedures to improve the management and care of the archives.

The post is fixed term 18 month contract, full-time and based in our London office.

Salary: Grade 5, £27,315.00 - £31,396.00, depending on experience plus London Weighting of £3,500.

Please contact [email protected] for an informal discussion on the role and job description.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter outlining how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the job criteria to [email protected]

The closing date for applications is noon on 3rd September 2019.

Interviews will be held on the 12th September 2019.


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