Archives Supervisor (Maternity Cover)
Full Time Black Cultural Archives, 1 Windrush Square, Brixton
Black Cultural Archives is the home of Black British history. Via the preservation, collecting and making accessible the documentary heritage of people of African and Caribbean descent in the UK we achieve deep societal impact.
Our Archivist is central to our mission: ensuring that we can collect, inspire, make accessible and look after our unique and vital heritage,
About the Role
We are in the middle of a number of exciting archive projects and acquisitions, as well as transitioning as an organisation into an efficient business model. The Archivist is an important role for us as we move into a bright future.
The maternity cover Archives Supervisor will provide continuity for the collection care, the volunteers, the archive donors and our partners. We plan to move our collections held off-site into new storage in early 2020.
You’ll be a main point of expertise for the team and our visitors. You’ll understand the needs of the collection, and the needs of our researchers. You’ll understand how to interpret Black history for visiting groups, and how to break down visitor stats to report our impact.
What you will need to succeed in this role…
Confident in managing a public facing archive service
You'll have a good eye for detail, capable of processing large amounts of enquiries
Outstanding communication skills will be vital
Your initiative, resourcefulness and 'can do' attitude means you'll be an asset and great advocate for BCA
Your customer focused approach means you'll be committed to delivering results that will benefit the wider community
Understand the preservation needs of different materials
You will have an intersectional approach to navigating and removing barriers for accessing archives
A collaborative approach to team work
Knowledge of cataloguing systems
An active engagement in contemporary archives practice
An understanding of Black British history
Organisation and time management are mutually important for this role.
If you are talented, passionate about our work and want to use your skills, knowledge and experience to share the histories of people of African and Caribbean descent please apply online, with a covering letter and 2 page CV, and the diversity data monitoring form.
There is no specific degree requirement. Your previous experience, growth mindset and enthusiasm for what we do are more valuable.
We are committed to cultivating a fair and healthy environment, where everyone can be themselves and thrive. We are happy to discuss flexible working options for all roles. We work to ensure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible to everyone. This includes making adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition. If you would like us to make adjustments during the application process, please let us know.
Fixed term – 12 months
Salary - £28,000
Visa Sponsorship No
Number of Positions 1
Interview Timing By mid-November 2019
Applications to be received by 11:59pm on 4th November 2019