County Archivist

  • Job Reference: 00001614-1
  • Date Posted: 23 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Durham County Council
  • Location: Durham
  • Salary: £40,578 to £44,624
  • Sector: Public Libraries
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Durham County Record Office is looking for a new County Archivist.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful, accredited archive service in a leading role as we prepare to move to our new state of the art home within the Durham History Centre Project.

This could be a career-defining opportunity, if vision, innovation, strong project and financial management, and practical problem solving are at the heart of what you do. We are looking for someone who will challenge, innovate and revolutionise the ways we deliver our services, who will bring fresh thinking and an ability to enthuse and inspire.

We’re looking for someone passionate about widening access, leading digital innovation, and reaching new and diverse audiences. You’ll bring significant experience of working in an archive service in a senior position and be able to demonstrate strong motivational and leadership skills with a keen interest in cross-collection initiatives. You’ll lead from the front ensuring we are creative in how we share our archive with the people of County Durham and beyond.

You’ll be an excellent communicator able to build and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders, the community and the wider archive and heritage sector.

With a great team who work well together and are motivated, knowledgeable, and proud of doing a good job, if you have a passion and enthusiasm for archival practice this is an ideal opportunity for you to shape the vision and direction of this important service.

You will have a relevant degree and a post-graduate qualification in archive management, together with relevant experience.

For further information or confidential discussion, please contact: Shivani Poonja on 07709 509 097 or Shivani.Poonja@penna.com

Closing Date: Monday 18th July

Interview Date: Thursday 18th August