Start date Friday 1 July 2022
End date Friday 31 March 2023
Applications close Friday 3 June 2022
The position of BIRI Digital Coordination and Strategy Project Digital Archivist will be a temporary role, renewable depending on funding. The need for the post was identified by the BIRI Digital Coordination and Strategy Project. The British International Research Institutes (BIRI) are aiming at making their archives available online and ultimately at making them accessible through a joint portal. Whereas some of the eight BIRI are further ahead in this process, others need to start from a survey of their archives. The professional Digital Archivist will provide guidance and hands-on help. The role will include the identification of records created or received by the individual BIRI to secure an oversight of the holdings, to set up a cataloguing system and decide on priorities with the individual BIRI.
The post holder will work closely with the Digital Humanities Consultant and the Technical Consultant on the project as well as the advisory board composed of current BIRI-employed experts, archivists, collection managers group of experts working for several of the BIRI already.
See attached Notes for Applicants for further information about the role.
If you would like to apply, please send an application with a supporting statement and cv to the BIAA London Manager, Ms Laura Paterson at firstname.lastname@example.org. The supporting statement should be up to 500 words long and should outline how you would structure the task of coordinating the survey of several partially unordered and multi-material archives. Please provide details of two referees and indicate whether we can contact them.
For further information on this position, please contact the BIAA director Lutgarde Vandeput at email@example.com
Your application will be judged solely based on how you demonstrate that you meet the selection criteria stated in the job description.
Notes for Applicants