12 May 2021


£41,526 - £49,553 per annum


This is a very exciting opportunity to lead a world-renowned University archive as we acquire one of the most culturally significant archives of recent British history.

The University of Warwick is looking for an Archives Manager to lead the Modern Records Centre (MRC) as it takes on the management of the archives of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM). The MRC holds collections specifically related to trade union and business history and (more widely) British society. Its 16km of printed collections and c.9GB of born digital and digitised materials includes the archives of the TUC and CBI, as well as the papers of several prominent figures in trade union, industrial and political history.

The archive is consulted by scholars the world over and Warwick’s research, teaching and undergraduate communities, as well as members of the local community interested in their heritage, and local schools as part of Warwick’s widening participation programmes. The MRC received Archive Service Accreditation of The National Archives in 2019.

Following the retirement of our current Archives Manager we are looking for a qualified archivist with a Postgraduate Diploma or MA in Archive Administration and extensive experience as an archivist in a managerial or senior role, ideally in a Higher Education setting. The successful candidate will have substantial knowledge of the use and role of archives in an educational setting, knowledge of archive cataloguing and metadata schema, a good understanding of preservation processes, disaster planning and relevant health and safety standards, as well as in-depth knowledge of developments in digital archives and allied systems, software and applications.

As the postholder will be leading the MRC team we are looking for someone with proven experience of staff management and managing small teams. As noted, there is much work to do with the NUM archives so a successful track record of project management is key. Candidates must have experience of teaching, ideally at HE-level, and a good knowledge of developments in outreach and communications (including the effective use of social media and digital assets) is essential.


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