South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Archive Officer - The Keep Military Museum

The Keep is the Military Museum of Devonshire and Dorset, holding the collections and archives of The Devonshire Regiment, The Dorset Regiment, The Queen’s Own Dorset Yeomanry and their predecessor units.


The Keep Military Museum is therefore seeking an Archive Officer. The individual appointed should be a qualified archivist, preferably with military archive experience. They should have demonstrable understanding of ISAD(G), General Data Protection Regulations, and other archive related standards or regulations.


The principal responsibilities will be: • Breaking down bulk accessed material. • Reviewing material accessed and scanned to date to ensure that Modes references are correct and follow a consistent format. • Creating a hierarchical archive catalogue to reflect the collections and order material in a more effective manner. • Training and recruiting archive volunteers to assist with the above tasks. • Promoting the use of the Keep Military Museum archive amongst external researchers, interest groups and the public. • Training existing archive users in good practice and supervising access to archive materials.


In addition to this, the successful candidate will be expected to play a full part in the life of the museum, including occasional Front of House work, exhibitions, assisting with visiting groups and other duties as required. Some weekend and evening working may be necessary, for which time off in lieu is given.
The normal working week is 0830-1700, Monday-Friday with a lunch break of one hour. The salary offered is £22,000 - 25,000 per annum dependent on experience. An initial contract will be for two and a half years subject to a six month probationary period.

Applications are by CV and covering letter addressed to Chris Copson, Curator, The Keep Military Museum, Barrack Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RN, Curator@keepmilitarymuseum.org. For an informal discussion of the post, please contact the Curator on (01305) 264066.

Organisation name: The Keep Military Museum

Contact name: Laura Jayne Gardner

Contact email:

Contact phone number: 01305264066

Contact website: http://www.keepmilitarymuseum.org

Type: Full-time (fixed term)

Salary: £22,000 - 25,000

Location: Dorchester, Dorset

Deadline for completed applications: Monday 11 February 2019

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