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Heritage Centre Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing)

  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 3830
  • Published: Thu 04/07/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/07/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £35,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

Heritage Centre Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing)
£37,443 - £39,264 per annum
Fixed Term - December 2025

The Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing) will play a crucial role within the CTOL project by cataloguing the Heritage Service’s extensive archive collections onto Calm to ISAD(G) standards, making our collections fully available to the public for the first time. The post holder will organise, review, prioritise, and catalogue our exciting collections to optimise their visibility and accessibility. The role will work closely with the Archivist and wider project team to establish a Cataloguing Forward Plan and provide input into the selection and use of archives for digitisation and engagement activities. 

The post holder will be expected to work to cataloguing targets set in collaboration with the Archivist and feed into the regular NLHF progress reports. The post holder will also be expected to supervise the archive’s volunteer team in aid of the cataloguing programme. 

The Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing) will be creative, enthusiastic, and well-organised with a passion for cataloguing collections, as well as strong communication skills and an adaptable and flexible approach to their work. The ideal post holder will be excited by the prospect of contributing to a significant NLHF funded project as part of a wider project team. 

Newham is a vibrant, diverse borough, with a strong sense of community spirit.  It is home to the UK's newest cultural quarter, East Bank, at the heart of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. East Bank is a unique collaboration between cultural institutions, world leading universities and the people of the Olympic boroughs. Comprising BBC Music Studios, London College of Fashion, Sadler’s Wells East, University College London and V&A East.

Newham is also home to the Royal Docks, one of the most significant regeneration projects in the UK with culture and community and its heart. 

Newham is one of the youngest and most diverse boroughs in England.  Home to the largest urban regeneration site in Europe, Newham boasts a vibrant and thriving culture and community.

This role is fixed term initially until December 2025, with the aim to extend until December 2029 (dependent on NLHF Delivery Phase grant funding being successful – the decision of which will be received in December 2025).

The closing date is 11.59pm on Sunday 28 July, with interviews scheduled for the weeks beginning 5 and 12 August 2024. 

For an informal discussion about the role contact Jess.Conway@newham.gov.uk.

Further reading: Executive summary of Newham’s cultural strategy, Building Newham’s Cultural Future.

https://www.newham.gov.uk/downloads/file/7559/heritage-centre-assistant-archivist-jd-3830-

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  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 3830
  • Published: Thu 04/07/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/07/2024, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £35,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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