5 December 2021



About Us 

The Guinness Archive at Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s leading visitor attraction welcoming millions of visitors every year, plays an integral role in protecting and handling the history and heritage of the GUINNESS brand globally, the Diageo beer brands and Roe&Co.  

Heritage is recognised as a vital growth driver within Diageo. Our outstanding team of Guinness Archivists are custodians of our beer brands, charged with preserving their provenance, demonstrating cultural relevance and being professionals and experts in our field. 

Our purpose is to preserve, catalogue and make accessible existing archival material, acquire new material and provide brand expertise and authentication for a wide range of Diageo teams across different functions and markets in an inspiring and outstanding way. The Guinness Archive is also the only brand archive open to the public in Ireland. 

If you have a genuine passion for our craft, our character and our heritage, then help us continue the story and build a great career in the process. 

Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you. 

About the Role 

As our Digital Archivist, you will play a key role within the Archive team with specific responsibility for the digital archive collection.  You will be the technical lead for the Archive team to ensure the long-term access and preservation of born digital and digitised archive material. This will involve strong project management skills as you will be implementing a Digital Preservation Management System to handle digital records. With your digital first approach attitude, you will lead all aspects of the preservation system from cataloguing to ingest to secure storage. 

You will effectively and collaboratively work with the Archive Manager and will use the knowledge acquired from the collection to deliver outstanding expertise to all users, internal and external, in an efficient and inspirational manner. You will be a true storyteller as well a Brand Ambassador for Guinness and its impactful story. The role will involve interaction with the media, VIPs and senior partners within Diageo to bring the story of our brands to life. 

In order to ensure we are celebrating the heritage of our brands, you will handle the internal communications strategy, ensuring the Archive remains relevant and top of mind to key internal collaborators. 

About You 

This is the dream role for someone who is looking to join an impactful, dedicated and inspirational team who are at the heart of the Guinness story.  

You will hold a MA in Archives and Records Management, with 5 years plus professional experience. You will have a consistent record of working with digital collections and be able to effectively run multiple digital projects with the ability to work to deadlines and to perform work with accuracy, perseverance and attention to detail 

As the role requires extensive stakeholder management responsibilities, you will be able to build trustworthy relationships with a number of internal and external collaborators and partners. As you will be seen as an ambassador of the brand you will hold the ability to encourage and empower audiences when presenting.  

We have a saying here – that character is everything. We’re looking for enthusiastic, curious, endlessly energetic people. Self-motivated, tenacious team-players who want to learn and grow – and fast.   

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to Diageo’s purpose of “celebrating life every day everywhere”. This purpose is, in itself, inclusive in nature, as it values everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity. 

We know that for our business to thrive and for Diageo to realize its ambition, we depend on having diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the 180 countries in which we operate and to reflect our broad consumer base. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow and our values, purpose and standards set the conditions for us to respect the outstanding contribution each person brings. 

Flexibility is key to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying. 


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