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Reader Services Archivist – Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Hours: Part time
Location: Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6QW
Closing date: 12:00 am 7 August 2022
The Trust is looking for a part-time Reader Services Archivist to work in the Museum and Curatorial Services department.
You will manage the Reading Room and the Reader Services Assistants in the delivery of all reader services, balancing excellent customer service with care of collections. You will manage the delivery of digital access to collections for remote researchers and deliver excellent access to archive and library collections, including managing the reprographics service.
You will report to the Collections Manager and demonstrate experience in archival cataloguing, accessioning, appraisal, preservation management and legislative compliance. You will also show interest and commitment in developing understanding of Library and Museum practice, in liaison with the relevant curatorial leads, to support access to these collections in our Reading Room.
It is an exciting time to join the Trust as we recover from the pandemic and look boldly towards the future, seeking to develop access to the collections via the Reading Room and remote research services, loans, digital content and on-site interpretation.
To be successful in this role you will be a qualified Archivist and have experience of working in a Reading Room context. You will be extremely computer literate including archive collections management software. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, have a commitment to professional, friendly and helpful customer service, be committed to delivering high standards and be able to plan your workload and achieve deadlines.
You will be a key part of our interdisciplinary team of museum, library and archive expertise. You work closely with museum, library and archive colleagues, providing expertise on shared projects, service delivery and development. You will be committed to working collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation to increase public access to, and engagement with, our collections.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 7 August 2022, and interviews will take place Tuesday 16 August 2022.