Applications close 5pm Tuesday 30 July 2024.

The RHSV is looking for a part-time Archives Officer to work 2 days per week on two large heritage-focused collections.

We have received funding to employ an Archivist for 5 days per week for 3 years to catalogue these two large collections. The 5 days per week will be split between our current Gidleigh Archivist (3 days per week) and this new Archives Officer position which is 2 days per week.

Once the material has been catalogued, we have additional funding to mount two exhibitions (in the periods 2027 -2028 and 2028 – 2029) which will be based on the two heritage collections.

Under the direction of the Gidleigh Archivist, the Archives Officer would undertake a range of tasks related to the heritage collections including cataloguing items, handling and storing collection material; and creating finding guides. This work may also involve developing ideas and assisting the curator for the later exhibitions.

It will also include digitisation (both hi-res scans for conservation and low-res scans to be attached to the catalogue records).

The Archives Officer will be required to work across multiple RHSV systems such as collection management systems (eHive, Archivematica, ATOM) and document management systems on a daily basis.

More information and a position description can be accessed here. Please note the selection criteria and core responsibilities must be addressed in your covering letter which will accompany your curriculum vitae. We hope to make an appointment quickly with the new staff member starting in late August / early September.