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Archivist

Do you have a passion for archives and unique historical collections?  Are you able to deliver the highest standards of collections management and care? Are you committed to increasing collections access in both the physical and digital worlds?

Special Collections & Galleries at the University of Leeds holds world-class collections encompassing archives, manuscripts, rare books, and the University’s institutional archive and art collection. Access is delivered through our research centre in the Brotherton Library, our two public galleries, and increasingly through rich online content. Resource discovery and the management of collections data are major challenges for the service and are a focus of efforts to effectively showcase our distinctive offer to the University and wider research community.

As an Archivist, you will ensure that archives and manuscripts are managed and catalogued to exceptionally high standards, ensuring they are discoverable online. Liaison and promotion are a key part of the role: creating guides to the collections and promoting them to the research community, surveying the potential research value of collections and items offered to the service, liaising with potential donors, and promoting special collections to target audiences at events internal and external to the University. You will also assist with physical management of collections, including preservation and logistical exercises.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Tim Procter, Collections & Engagement Manager (Archives & Manuscripts)

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 0979, Email: T.J.Procter@leeds.ac.uk 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Library
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 6 to Grade 7
Salary:  £27,511 to £40,322 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 months - maternity cover)
Release Date:  Thursday 02 January 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 19 January 2020
Reference:  CSLIB1225
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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