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Job Vacancy – Senior Archivist

We are recruiting an experienced Senior Archivist who will lead on managing and developing the archive collections of the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

For more than a century the Commission has been surveying, recording, and collecting information relating to the historic environment of Wales.  Our national archive, the National Monuments Record of Wales (NMRW), holds almost 2 million photographs as well as thousands of drawings, historic maps, aerial photography, archaeological surveys, architectural reports and plans as well as digital surveys.  The records are produced through the Commission’s own survey and investigation work, or are collected from a host of external producers, including other bodies working in the field of Welsh heritage, academic and commercial sources, and donations by private individuals.

The Commission is based in Aberystwyth within the National Library of Wales.  The NMRW was awarded Archive Service Accreditation by the National Archives in 2017 and we are currently working towards trusted digital repository status.

The Commission is an organisation working in Wales and the successful candidate should ideally be a Welsh speaker or be willing to commit to taking lessons with a view to achieving the required level of Welsh for this post.

The Role

The postholder will lead on managing and developing the Commission’s archive collections. They will work as part of a team to care for its records to professional standards in an accredited archive.

Salary scale: £30,600 to £37,410 per annum.  Appointment will usually be at the minimum of the pay scale.

The Person

The successful candidate will have the following skills/experience:

  • A post-graduate archive qualification with at least 3 years’ experience of working in an archive.
  • Experience of being involved with the development and implementation of future changes.
  • Knowledge of key aspects of digital preservation.
  • Excellent digital skills and the ability to grasp technological concepts rapidly and understand their applicability to an archive environment.
  • Good general knowledge of, or an interest in, the historic environment of Wales.

Full details

Full details and an application form can be found here: Current Vacancies

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Gareth Edwards.  Telephone 01970 621223 or email gareth.edwards@rcahmw.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications: 5pm on 6 June 2021.


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