South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Senior Archivist - Bristol City Council

We are seeking a new Senior Archivist for Bristol Archives to support management of our service, lead our public offer, and work on partnership projects with diverse communities.We are seeking a proactive and flexible individual to lead our team of five searchroom staff, and to contribute to management of Bristol Archives, including deputising for the City Archivist. You will take forward digital and other developments in our public services, as well as working to raise our profile, and overseeing our programme of events and exhibitions. Collaboration is key to this post, working with the multi-disciplinary Bristol Culture team, as well as partners within and beyond the public sector, to engage with diverse communities and deliver new work on the collections. There will also be opportunities to be involved in other collections projects, including digital preservation. You will need a postgraduate qualification in archive administration and relevant professional archives experience. You should also be willing to work occasional Saturdays, evenings, and public holidays. Join us and you will receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition you will be working in a supportive environment where you will have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future. All full time posts can be considered for job share.

Apply online. When completing the application form, please demonstrate how you have the abilities, aptitudes and experience detailed in the person specification, giving examples to match each of the criteria. Previous applicants for this post are welcome to apply. Application deadline 21 January. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29th January

Organisation name: Bristol City Council

Contact name: Jo Vietzke

Contact email:

Contact phone number: 01179224235

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Type: Full-time (permanent)

Salary: £32,029 - £33,799

Location: Bristol Archives, B Bond, Bristol, BS1 6XN

Deadline for completed applications: Tuesday 21 January 2020

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