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Borough ArchivistRef: DON/17/00724

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, ADULTS, HEALTH & WELLBEING
COMMUNITIES
Based at: Doncaster Archives
Salary details: Grade 8 £25,303 - £28,591 
Job details: 37 Hours, Full Time, Temporary - Fixed Term
Closing date: 21 January 2018
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Contract duration: six months from commencement.

We are seeking a Borough Archivist for a six month period to cover the work of the current Borough Archivist, who will be working full-time on the Heritage Lottery Funded Conisbrough Court Rolls project.

This is an exciting time for Doncaster’s Heritage Services as we prepare to move out of the old Archives into a new £15m Library, Heritage and Art Gallery building, with the creation of a Volunteer and Research Centre at the current museum, where the Archives will be stored. The postholder will be required to play an important part in the development of plans for both the buildings and the heritage interpretation within them.

The Borough Archivist is responsible for the Doncaster Archives, which is a Diocesan Record Office and place of deposit, for the building management of the Archives building, for managing the National Archives funded Bagshaw photographic collection project and for promoting the Archives within Doncaster. We wish this to be extended to promotion via social media as well as through traditional methods such as events.

The successful candidate will have a Masters Degree / Post Graduate Diploma in Archive Administration, or equivalent. They will have experience of good partnership working and development and particularly of digitising and cataloguing archives. As the Borough’s professional archivist they will be required to bring to discussions around the new building a thorough professional knowledge and will be expected to be fully briefed on current professional practice. As an individual the successful candidate must demonstrate a flexible approach, an ability to work as an enthusiastic and professional advocate for Doncaster Council to be accurate, with attention to detail and to be able to control workloads and organise priorities within prescribed timescales.

You will have some knowledge of budget management and basic to intermediate digital skills – particularly for Microsoft Office and collections databases. Experience of cataloguing using CALM would be an advantage.

The postholder will also be expected to work some evenings and weekends in line with the needs of the Service.

For further information concerning this post please contact Charles Kelham, Borough Archivist on 01302 859811 or Charles.Kelham@doncaster.gov.uk or Carolyn Dalton, Heritage Services Manager, on 01302 734285 or Carolyn.Dalton@doncaster.gov.uk

We are committed to the equality of opportunity in the services provided to customers and all aspects of employment. We warmly welcome applications from all sectors of the community. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. To find out more about Doncaster Council, please visit http://www.doncaster.gov.uk

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