£33,000 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Contract


Full time



Archivist (Maternity cover)

The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or are currently contributing to British history and culture; the collection is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. With around 2 million visitors each year and a strong national and international presence through touring exhibitions and special projects, the Gallery is one of the country’s most important and popular galleries.


Archivist (Maternity cover)

£33,000 per annum

Full-time, 40 hours per week

Fixed Term Contract for up to one year

The National Portrait Gallery is currently seeking an experienced and committed Archivist on a maternity cover contract to manage the acquisition, cataloguing, care and preservation of the Gallery’s institutional records and Collected Archives.  The role is expected to promote the collections internally and externally.

The successful candidate will possess a post-graduate qualification in Archives and Records Management or equivalent and have significant experience working as an Archivist or in a post with similar responsibilities, ideally in a museum or heritage organisation or similar environment. Experience of cataloguing complex or substantial collections to ISAD(G) using an automated system is essential and knowledge of CALM for Archives would be an advantage. Excellent communication and organisational skills are also essential.

Further information about the role as well as details of how to apply can be found via: Closing date for returned applications is 9:00am on 27 January 2020.

First round interviews will take place on 31 January 2020. Please indicate on your form if you will be unable to make this date.

We are committed to the employment and development of disabled people. We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for this post. To be invited to interview/assessment, you must show in your supporting statement that you meet the minimum criteria for the role, across all essential criteria. If you tell us that you have a disability we can make reasonable adjustments at interview, and, if you join us, to your work arrangements.

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