Assistant Archives Officer (Digital)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
30/06/2022 22:59
£26,446 - £29,174 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Arts / Tourism / Culture
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
30 Jun
Further Information

Fixed term for 12 months from 1 September 2022.

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums is recruiting a digital preservation specialist to join the Tyne & Wear Archives team, based at Discovery Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne.

We are advertising a full time, 1 year contract for an Assistant Archives Officer (Digital). The successful candidate will have an excellent knowledge digital preservation to work with us on the increasing volume of born-digital records we hold. Ideally with experience of working with digital preservation software in an archive environment, the successful candidate will have a demonstrable knowledge of digital records management best practice and challenges.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at Tyne & Wear Archives. The Archives team is part of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM), a major regional museum, art gallery and archives service. It manages nine sites in the North East of England including 4 museums, 3 art galleries and 2 Roman forts.

Tyne & Wear Archives is an accredited joint service for the five Tyne and Wear districts and is based in Discovery Museum, Newcastle, one of the largest free museums in the north of England. Our collections are a typical mix of public authority and private material, but with particular strength in industrial heritage. We are a recognised ‘Place of Deposit’ for public records and our shipbuilding collections are designated as of national and international significance and were also added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World register in 2013.

For more information please contact lizzy.baker@twmuseums.org.uk or carolyn.ball@twmuseums.org.uk

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