7 April 2019

York, UK

£39,609 - £48,677 p/a


Role Description

The University of York is looking to appoint a Digital Preservation Archivist to manage the long-term or permanent accessibility and viability of the University’s digital research records, as well as records produced by management and administration. The long-term preservation of digital archives presented to the University, and the preservation of archives in analogue format that can only be retained in digital format (such as recorded sound), are also pressing needs in a University with an active archive collecting policy. In addition, the digital cataloguing of digital and non-digital archives, the digitisation of non-digital objects (such as paper and parchment records and chapters or images in published books), and the promulgation of these resources, all require digital expertise.

Download: Candidate Brief 7478.pdf

Feedback from the Borthwick Institute’s recent application for Archives Accreditation noted that the organisation is a national lead in the field of digital preservation, but it was recognised that further progress is required for the University to benefit from this important preliminary work. You will build on the preparatory work that has been carried out, to ensure the University can continue to preserve digital records across the University in line with developing standards.

Based in the Borthwick Institute for Archives, you will be part of a lively and supportive archive community.

The salary will be within the range of £39,609 - £48,676 per year on an open contract. This is a full time position (37 hours a week) and is available immediately. A flexi-time scheme operates which allows for flexible working within operational guidelines. For an informal discussion, please contact Masud Khokhar, Director of Library & Archives, on 01904 323868 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The closing date for applications is 7 April 2019 and the anticipated interview date is 30 April 2019.



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