Paul Mellon Centre: Assistant Archivist

Are you interested in working in a small specialist archive repository? Does acquiring new collections appeal to you? Do you enjoy appraising and cataloguing discreet archive collections? Do you have fresh ideas about how to engage with existing and new audiences? Do you enjoy networking, developing collaborations, working with people, and promoting the collections in your care? Are you interested in British art history and culture?

Following an internal review of roles and responsibilities within the Archives & Library team, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art has revised the role of Assistant Archivist. This post will join the Centre at a time of transformation: formally established ten years ago with much of the essential groundwork now laid, the archive is, for the first time, in a position to focus on promoting its collections.

This position is situated within a small team of four information professionals who work closely together to embed professional best practice and deliver a high standard of service to internal and external audiences.

They are looking for someone who will support and shape the next phase in the development of the Centre’s Archives. Working closely with Archives & Library staff, you will assist with the everyday archival work of a small specialist repository. You will also be responsible for reducing the cataloguing backlog and helping ensure that all archive collections held at the Centre have been appraised and catalogued. You will have specific responsibility for developing an outreach programme across the Archives, Library & Photographic Archive collections that will engage new and existing audiences. You will also be responsible for managing all aspects of the public service.

This role would suit an experienced professional who embraces core archival work and thrives on engaging with audiences. It requires someone with attention to detail, enthusiasm, vision and excellent communication skills.

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