At Bishopsgate Institute, the Special Collections and Archives are at the heart of our offer, our programming and our identity. We run a very friendly, world-class service for researchers, from academics to non-specialists, and the team contributes actively to the development and delivery of the wider learning and cultural events programme, website and digital content, promotion of the Institute and delivering outreach and education work beyond the Institute.
We pride ourselves on how accessible our collections are, and to that end we are continuing to develop unusual ways for people to discover them for themselves, especially if they have not had much experience of using archives before. The Archivist is an important team member in this delivery.
The Archivist plays a central role in this team, and the work extends beyond the day-to-day cataloguing and conservation work that might be the norm in other organisations. Our researchers area is busy, our programme of events relies on original materials and interpretation, and our Campaigns team (marketing, PR and communications) relies heavily on the expertise and proactive participation of the whole Special Collections and Archives team in order to be successful.
This role requires a postgraduate qualification in Archives and Records Management and a detailed knowledge of, and interest in, the archives and collections sector, as well as experience working in a library or archives environment.
The Head of Audiences & Communications is the senior team lead on this area.
Please go through the documents below carefully and submit your application to HRAdmin@bishopsgate.org.uk before 5pm on Thursday 6 February.