10 September 2018


£24,000- £26,000 pro rata

Fixed Term

Job Introduction:  This is an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Digital Archivist to work for Bacardi, the largest family owned spirits business in the world, based at John Dewar & Sons Ltd in Glasgow. The role involves assisting with the development of the company's digital archive collection, to ensure the preservation of recent corporate history.

  • Contract: 3 Years fixed term, full-time
  • Location: John Dewar & Sons head office, 1700 London Road, Glasgow, G32 8XR
  • Qualifications: Applicants must have a post graduate degree in Archive / Records Management studies (or a related qualification)
  • Experience: Applicants must know how to manage and preserve born digital assets and have experience of working in an archive
  • Other skills: Applicants should hold a full UK driving licence

About Bacardi:  The largest privately held spirits company in the world, Bacardi produces and markets internationally recognized spirits and wines. The Bacardi brand portfolio comprises more than 200 brands and labels, including BACARDÍ® rum, GREY GOOSE® vodka, DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch whisky, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, MARTINI® vermouth and sparkling wines, CAZADORES® 100% blue agave tequila, PATRÓN® tequila and other leading and emerging brands including WILLIAM LAWSON’S®, ERISTOFF® vodka, and ST-GERMAIN® elderflower liqueur.

Founded more than 156 years ago, in Santiago de Cuba on February 4, 1862, family-owned Bacardi currently employs approximately 5,500 people, operates more than 20 production facilities, including bottling, distilling and manufacturing sites, and sells its brands in more than 170 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited. www.bacardilimited.com

The Bacardi archives and museum collections are at the heart of these world-famous brands and offer a rich resource for the growth of the business. The company provides a flexible and responsive service to the company in a rapidly changing business environment. A small, professional global archive team works closely with colleagues around the world, with emphasis on projects relating to brand development, new product and packaging development, advocacy, visitor centre development and legal defense.

The main duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Digital Archivist will include: working with the archive team to establish a digital archive for the company; selecting appropriate digital business assets and bringing them into the digital repository; cataloguing, managing and preserving digital archive assets; collaborating on the development of and implementation of digital archive policies and procedures; assisting with the implementation of a new digital preservation system; promoting the digital archive including staff education.

The position will also include fulfilling internal and external archive enquiries, relating to all collections held in the local archive. The Assistant Digital Archivist will also contribute to joint archive projects within the small global archive team. The role may involve travel to other offices and sites owned by the company.

Required skills and experience: Applicants must be enthusiastic, self-motivated and have excellent communication and presentation skills. They should have good attention to detail, high levels of accuracy and the ability to work to agreed deadlines. Up-do-date knowledge of digital preservation standards, software and tools is crucial. This includes, for example, OAIS and open-source tools. A full knowledge and experience of traditional archiving would be useful. Experience of business archives is desirable but not essential.

The position reports into the Global Archive Manager and the Archive Department is part of Global Corporate Communications.

If you have any questions or would like to submit a CV and cover letter, please contact Jacqui Seargeant: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Telephone: 0141 551 4000.

You may apply by post. Address: Jacqui Seargeant, Global Archive Manager, John Dewar & Sons Ltd, 1700 London Road, Glasgow, G32 8XR.

Closing date 10th September 2018.

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