Archivist, Librarian and Curator

Job Description


Archivist, Librarian and Curator

Salary: £31,350 per annum


The British Academy – the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences – is seeking an Archivist, Librarian and Curator. The successful applicant will oversee and take responsibility for preserving, cataloguing and promoting the Academy’s collections of archives, books and art works.

The main responsibilities of the role include cataloguing and accessioning new content, managing the location of the collections, and developing policies for the future of the collections.

We are seeking a candidate who has a qualification in and experience of archives and records management, who has some experience of library and curatorial practices, and who has the confidence to work autonomously in overseeing and developing the collections.

This is a great opportunity to be at the heart of the Academy as it goes through a period of ambitious strategic transformation. The British Academy offers 34 days of annual holiday plus bank holidays, attractive benefits (including a defined benefit pension scheme) and one of the best locations in London.




The recruitment pack including the job description and person specification is available to download from the British Academy website. Once you have had an opportunity to read through both documents carefully, please send a copy of your CV accompanied by a covering letter, outlining why you are particularly suited to this role and how you fulfil the criteria listed within the person specification. Please click on the Apply button access the website.

Please also submit a completed equal opportunities form (also available to download from the British Academy website), which will be treated confidentially and separated from your application prior to the shortlisting process.

All applications should be e-mailed to:




The closing date for applications is 5pm, Monday 21 September 2020.

All applications received after the closing date will not be reviewed. 

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Friday 25 September 2020.  

If you do not hear from us by this date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 28 September 2020.