Vacancy: Archivist (Early Collections) Permanent, full time
Location: Royal Society (Carlton House Terrace, London)
Deadline: 17 November 2017
Interview date: 28 November 2017
The Royal Society is the independent scientific academy in the UK and the Commonwealth and our aim is to recognise, promote and support excellence in science, and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.
The Royal Society is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The Society owns some of the world's most important collections relating to history of science, including organisational archives and manuscripts of its Fellows.
We are recruiting for an Archivist (early collections). The post will be responsible for the care, cataloguing and management of the Society's historical archives and donated collections of manuscripts, generally from the 17th to the early 20th century. The post-holder will work closely with the Archivist (Modern Records), particularly in relation to the transfer of modern records into the Society's archives database, but also in developing and maintaining appropriate authority and cataloguing structures and standards - most importantly on the Society's Fellowship. The post-holder will also work with the Digitisation Manager in the creation of new digital resources, based upon archival holdings.
The Archivist is charged with the preservation of the Society's collections into the future and with the acquisition of additional materials relating to the Society's history and Fellowship. The post supports the Royal Society's objectives aimed at encouraging academic study of the history of science and in inspiring audiences. The post-holder will be expected to articulate the importance of these history of science resources and aid in their wider dissemination.
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