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Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £28,762 to £33,314 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 02 October 2022
Reference:  064622

The University of Surrey is looking for a qualified and experienced archivist to join our Archives & Special Collections team to further progress collections processing and to support across all department services and activities.

The Archivist is key to ensuring that collections are preserved and processed to professional standards and to expanding access to a greater range of archive content in response to identified priorities. They contribute to development of processes for management of the collections, support public services and engagement activities, and have responsibility for the collections management database.

A vital part of this role will be improving arrangement, access to and understanding of the University’s own heritage through further development of the institutional archive. The role will build relationships across the University and develop more systematic approaches for future deposits of physical and digital records.

The Archives & Special Collections team is part of the larger Library & Learning Services (LLS) department and is committed to expanding the support and experiences we provide to our student and research communities as well as broader audiences. The department’s work includes all aspects of collection care and management, access and researcher services, and engagement activities across all collections held by the University of Surrey.  Key collecting strands include the University’s institutional archive (representing over 130 years as an education institution), the varied archive collections of the National Resource Centre for Dance, the E H Shepard Archive (showing the life and work of this treasured illustrator) and related collections of The Shepard Trust and Egmont UK Ltd, as well as a range of special collections which support specialist areas of teaching and research within the University. We also have under our remit the University Art Collection.

Applicants should be committed to high standards of collections care and service provision and enhancement. They should have a postgraduate qualification in Archives and Records Management, as well as several years’ experience working in archives environments which demonstrate development of professional skills, thorough knowledge of sector standards and related legislation/regulations and their application. They should have experience of all stages of collections processing, as well as an understanding of the broader aspects of service provision and relationships is important as this role will contribute across the service. 

You should have excellent IT skills, preferably with experience of Axiell Calm and with training and supporting others in its use, and proven abilities in managing and prioritising workloads in response to changing needs and plans.  Experience of liaising with donors and depositors will aid development of networks and relationships across the University.

For an informal discussion, please contact Helen Roberts, Archives and Special Collections Manager, (on leave 19-23 Sept) or Paul Johnson, Director of Library and Learning Services, 

The Interviews will be held on 18/10/2022

Please ensure that you upload your CV when submitting your online application.

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.






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