Assistant Archivist

10646

Education
Library and Student Support Services
Grade 3
£32,624 to £39,342 per annum, pro rata

Fixed Term - 6 months

Part time - 21 hours per week

29 February 2024 23:55

tbc

The opportunity

The University Archives and Special Collections Centre is seeking a part-time (21 hours a week) Assistant Archivist to support the development, delivery and exploitation of high quality and user-focused archive services at the University of the Arts London (UAL). 

You will participate in the day-to-day organisation and delivery of services within the University’s Archives and Special Collections Centre, supporting researchers and delivering student inductions and workshops, working with archives and collections across the different sites.

You will also support collections management activities, including cataloguing of physical and digital material and supporting internal and external exhibition loans, as well as supporting outreach activities such as skills-sharing sessions and social media communications. 

About you

You will have either a postgraduate qualification in Archives and Records Management, or equivalent experience of work in an archive and demonstrable knowledge and experience of working to international standards in cataloguing and collections care.

You will be a confident communicator, both orally and in writing and have experience of delivering excellent customer service and of using archives and collections to inspire and educate. You will have excellent attention to detail and time management skills.

What we offer

To recognise the hard work of our staff and their contributions, we provide a wide range of benefits - please check our careers site/Canvas for further information as conditions and exclusions apply:

▪ at least 31 days of annual leave in addition to bank holidays.
▪ generous defined benefit pension schemes (LGPS/TPS).
▪ flexible working and family-friendly policies for improved work-life balance.
▪ 2 days of paid volunteering leave for a UK registered charity.
▪ discounts including TOTUM, gyms, nursery and private healthcare insurance.
▪ continuous learning and development opportunities including free UAL Short Courses.
▪ season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme, free counselling via EAP and more! 

We are UAL

University of the Arts London (UAL) offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. We are a collegiate University spread across London with six Colleges, four Institutes and five Research Centres.

We’re made up of all types of people, coming together in London, the world’s creative capital. We are designers, artists, performers, thinkers, researchers and makers. Our students, staff and graduates form a global network of creatives, entrepreneurs and leaders. Together, our ideas change the world. Because the world needs creativity.

We are ranked highly across the board. We are ranked first for specialist art and design, second in the world for Art and Design in the 2023 QS World University Rankings (for the fifth year in a row), ranked fifth in sustainability and two of our colleges were rated in the top three fashion schools in the world. 

Our culture

We have become one of the world’s most international Universities, welcoming over 22,000 students and 6,000 staff from 130 countries. And, as a global university, staff and students learn from different cultures and perspectives, which leads to new conversations and innovative work. At our very core, everything we do seeks to challenge the status quo by driving social purpose and standing up for what matters.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds including those who may feel underrepresented in the workforce due to their socioeconomic circumstances such as those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E.) backgrounds. We aim to be a university where everyone can be themselves and are supported to reach their full potential.

With our commitment to inclusion and diversity, we are proud to be a Race Equality Charter (REC) member to help us reduce barriers that negatively impacts B.A.M.E. staff, a Stonewall Diversity Champion to ensure all LGBTQ+ people are valued at work, a Disability Confident Scheme Committed employer and member of the Business Disability Forum which help us to improve the lives of disabled people in the workplace. 

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Stages involved in the process: Application, Shortlisting, Interview Q&A, Onboarding.

As part of your application, you will need to answer 4 competency question(s) demonstrating how you meet the role requirements as can be found in the person specification.

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