Job:Senior Digital Archivist (short-term)

1.20.17 –  Senior Digital Archivist (short-term)
The National Archives, Kew, Richmond upon Thames, London, UK

Sarah P’s comments: Note who is eligible to apply:
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Job purpose:
Building on our award-winning experience in the preservation of digital records we have developed a Digital Records Infrastructure (DRI) to sustain our rapidly increasing digital collection. This system preserves a huge range of digital material in a wide variety of formats.You will be leading a small team that liaises with staff across The National Archives and with other government departments including high-profile inquiries, to ensure that all digital material in The National Archives’ custody meets the standards required for ingest and preservation in DRI, ensuring the security and integrity of the record throughout the process.

The nature of the work undertaken means that you will be required to undergo Security Check clearance.

Roles and responsibilities:
Management of the transfer of born-digital and digitised records into the DRI, which includes:

• Agreeing with other departments within The National Archives (Advice & Records Knowledge, Information Management, Transfer & Access, Programmes & Strategy, Cataloguing & Taxonomy, Digitisation Services, Licensing and Systems Development) the priority for transfer of digital records

• Planning and the allocation of resources within the Digital Preservation department to ensure the delivery of priority projects

• Agreeing with the Data Protection Officer and FoI Centre any restrictions to be applied to this data and managing the metadata to ensure that they are applied

• Agreeing with Systems Development, Cataloguing & Taxonomy and ARK any delivery requirements and making sure that these are met

• Development, continuous improvement and day-to-day management of the processes involved in the complex processing required for born-digital records; providing guidance and support to the Digital Archivist and Digital Archiving Assistant, to ensure that the records and associated metadata can be successfully ingested into the DRI

• Working closely with the Digital Preservation Services Manager, you will have responsibility for the identification, evaluation and resolution of technical issues relating to the transfer and ingest processes by engaging with, and influencing both internal and external stakeholders

• Working with Licensing and Digitisation Services to ensure digital preservation requirements are accurately embedded in digitisation contracts, and that the data and metadata produced by subsequent digitisation projects meets the required standards for successful ingest and preservation

• Support the Head of Digital Preservation in procurement activities using iPOS

• Ensuring the records and metadata for legacy born-digital records meet the required standards for successful ingest into DRI, and subsequent presentation on Discovery by managing, implementing and maintaining the operational procedures around the preparation of records for ingest into DRI

Representing The National Archives at high level meetings with other memory institutions and digital preservation experts to agree standards and approaches to digital preservation

Management of the advice and guidance produced by the Digital Preservation team, which includes ensuring that the guidance available on the website is kept up-to-date and that the guidance produced complements that provided by other departments across the organisation

Line management of 1 member of the Digital Preservation operational team:

• Providing direction, support and technical guidance in relation to the programme of work

• Ensuring an efficient service is offered to stakeholders; using effective decision-making skills to manage the work of the team in response to changing priorities and deadlines

• Responsibility for ensuring that the team deliver against agreed targets

• Ensuring ongoing development of team members through training, on the job learning and other appropriate interventions

Competencies

We’ll assess you against these competencies during the selection process:

  • 1. High degree of knowledge of the principles of digital preservation, with demonstrable experience in the field of digital archiving
  • 2. Degree-level qualification, or equivalent experience, in Archives and Records Management, Information Science or Computing, with balancing experience in the other discipline
  • 3. Demonstrable understanding of digital file formats and experience of handling large volumes of data, plus a good understanding of the role of metadata in processing data in bulk
  • 4. Excellent ability to identify and analyse a broad range of business and technical issues, and to problem solve
  • 5. Strong oral and written communication skills, with an emphasis on being able to engage with non-technical and senior stakeholders to obtain effective outcomes
  • 6. Ability to work under pressure to achieve targets, and to manage competing requirements of multiple stakeholders (both internal and external), managing expectations and prioritising appropriately
  • 7. Strong team management / leadership skills and experience that includes a demonstrable commitment to development of self and team

Benefits

Generous benefits package, including pension, childcare vouchers, sports and social club facilities, onsite gym, subsidised staff restaurant and opportunities for training and development.

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Selection process details

In the event of a second sift stage the following desirable criteria may be taken into consideration:

• Experience of working with regular expressions

• Demonstrable skill in simple scripting such as Python, shell script or Batch scripting for Windows

Please include any information relating to these criteria in the skills section of the CV Form.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
For further information please contact the Recruitment Team on 02083925313

Further information:  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

Job: Archivist

1.14.17 –  Archivist (Term)
St George’s, University of London, UK

Salary:  £32,004 to £38,183 plus London Allowance of £2,976
Fixed Term, full time position
Closing Date:  Monday 16 January 2017
Interview Date:  Wednesday 01 February 2017
Reference:  862-16

                                                                                                                                                                     This post is Fixed-term for One Year (with the possibility for extension)

St George’s, University of London has a rich history waiting to be discovered and explored.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, professional Archivist to open up access to our collections which will provide a source for new research, not only about the history of the medical school, but also about the wider transformation in the teaching and practice of medicine.

You will be responsible for cataloguing and developing the collections (which include rare books), making use of your proven advocacy skills to promote access and use. You will enjoy the challenge of working under your own initiative and spotting opportunities for exploiting our heritage and engaging people in our history. To excel in this exciting role, you will have some experience of project management and of submitting bids for funding.
Applications for this post can only be processed if made through the SGUL website.

For further information about this position, and to apply, visit http://jobs.sgul.ac.uk.

Job: Officer, Vital Records

9.12.15 –  Officer, Vital Records
EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction & Development, London, UK

Sarah P’s commentsNote the Sept. 15th application deadline.  Eligibility to apply:

If you are a national of one of our shareholders or countries where we work, you are eligible to apply. Our employees come from a diverse range of educational and professional backgrounds and speak a number of languages, all helping to create a diversified, passionate, forward-thinking workforce.

However they also state: Recruitment for this position will be on a local basis. Travel, relocation and expatriation benefits do not apply.

 

The Records Management and Archives (RM&A) team is responsible for the management of digital and hard copy records created or received by the EBRD at its Headquarters and in the Resident Offices, and for the management of the Bank’s historical archives. Its primary duties are to (i) organise and protect the Bank’s information (ii) meet legislative and regulatory requirements and (iii) promote good governance and accountability.

Role Overview

The Officer is responsible for assisting records managers in the effective management of departmental records and co-ordinating off-site storage activities

Background

  • Responsible for assisting in the efficient running of Records Management & Archiving (RM&A) by giving operational support to the team
  • Work under direct supervision of the Associate, RM&A

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Provide records and archives support to records managers as required: index documents, files and folders in the EBRD Records System for easy retrieval; file records and organise the transfer to off-site storage to optimise space used at HQ; and prepare documents for permanent preservation to preserve the institutional memory of the Bank
  • Manage day-to-day off-site storage activities to ensure smooth management and retrieval of the EBRD records stored off-site: prepare daily transfer of shipments to and from off-site storage using an on-line system; make arrangements for internal deliveries and deal with any problems; check the monthly invoices; run reports from the online system; and attend meetings with the off-site storage company
  • Assist with administrative functions for the team in the absence of the incumbent for this task

This job description is not limited to the responsibilities listed and the incumbent may be requested to perform other relevant duties as required by business needs.

Essential Skills, Experience and Qualifications

  • University degree or experience in Records Management and Archives, preferably in a multi-cultural organisation
  • Very good knowledge and experience of electronic records and document management systems
  • Computer literate: Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Very good communications skills- ability to communicate appropriate and concise information, in written and verbal formats; pleasant and efficient telephone manner; strong customer orientation
  • Very good interpersonal skills- able to understand, respect and respond appropriately using tact, patience and diplomacy to other people’s behaviour and concerns in a multicultural environment; ability to handle confidential and sensitive issues with discretion
  • Good understanding of the specific nature of the Bank and its culture, and ability to build effective working relationships across departments within the Bank
  • Excellent team player
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail essential
  • Excellent planning, organisational and analytical skills; ability to prioritise and show initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, to tackle issues and propose practical solutions
  • Willingness to work overtime as and when required
  • Fluent English, both written and oral. Knowledge of another European Language (e.g. French, German, Russian) useful, but not essential

Competencies and Personal Attributes

  • Attention to detail and eye for accuracy
  • Ability to cope well under pressure and a capacity for hard work
  • Ability to work efficiently and cheerfully as part of a team
  • Reliable, flexible and willing to work overtime as and when required
  • Excellent interpersonal manner, including tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with clients and colleagues in a multicultural environment.

This job description is not limited to the responsibilities listed and the incumbent may be requested to perform other relevant duties as required by business needs.

Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.

 

Job: Digital Archive Assistant

5.27.16 –  Digital Archive Assistant
National Theatre, London, UK

Sarah P’s comments:  This looks like a fab opportunity although I believe it is only for EU passport holders (bummer).  Note the quick deadline.

 

The NT are seeking an individual with extensive experience in digital media or digital archiving to join us in an exciting role within a busy, innovative Archive requiring high digital literacy and knowledge of digital asset management systems.

The Digital Archive Assistant will support the work of the Archivist in managing digital archive material; digitise outstanding items in the National Theatre’s production photography collection and to add these digitised images to the archive catalogue. Transferring the photographs, platforms and films among other items covering formats such as DAT, DV tapes, CDs and DVDs to digital format will give this collection increased flexibility and allow us to use it for display, online features, interactive tools, publications, documentaries and exhibitions.

Appointment Procedure
Please note that applications can only be considered if they are submitted through the National’s Online Recruitment System, and returned by the closing date.

The closing date for the receipt of completed application forms is: 12:00 Tuesday 31 May 2016

The anticipated date of first interviews is: Week Commencing 06 June 2016

For any queries, please contact the HR Department by emailing: jobs@nationaltheatre.org.uk

The National Theatre is committed to being an equal opportunities employer

Hours: 35 per week, although additional hours may be nece

Contract Type: Temporary – Full Time

Department: Other

Pay Range: £23,600 per annum paid monthly on the 15 of each month

Closing Date: 12pm, Tuesday 31 May 2016