Vacancy: Archivist/Librarian

August 21, 2019

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The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion wishes to appoint an appropriately qualified and self-motivated individual to catalogue its book holdings and paper archives, and to undertake a project to catalogue its extensive and internationally significant digital holdings of audio-visual lectures and presentations. The successful candidate will have relevant background experience and must be in agreement with the ethos and aims of The Faraday Institute.

Hours: One to two days per week (0.2-0.4 full time equivalent) for 1 year in the first instance.Working hours negotiable. Salary : TBC depending on qualifications and experience, plus benefits including a generous pension scheme and life assurance.

Required Qualifications:

• Education to degree level in relevant subject area

• Experience of working in an archive, including cataloguing

• Familiarity with archival cataloguing and metadata standards including ISAD(G), EAD

• Understanding of archive-related legislation, including GDPR

• Ability to work in a team, and alone, setting priorities for tasks using own initiative

• Strong IT skills • Attention to detail and good organisational, record-keeping and administrative skills

Applications quoting Position FP3/04 should include a CV, naming three referees, together with a covering letter summarising the relevance of the applicant’s background and experience for this position. A job description and person specification is available on request.

Applications should be sent to the Faraday Administrator at by Monday 23rd September 2019. Interviews are expected to be held on Tuesday 8th October 2019.

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