Contract type:Contract Contract
Imagine a world without archives: without records, we could not trace our ancestry, hold government and institutions to account or carry out pioneering academic research. Archives matter and at The National Archives we are always seeking new ways to broaden, enable and enhance access to the 11 million records we hold in our collections. One such way that we achieve this is through the mass digitisation of our collections in conjunction with commercial partners in genealogy and academic publishing.
About the role:
Digitisation projects are a key part of The National Archives’ business, access and preservation strategies. They involve multiple departments working interdependently to bring a project together, and allow us to build valuable partnerships with external clients and companies.
Working as a Project Conservator within the Collection Care Department, you will join a dedicated team of conservators responsible for assessing and preparing records for digitisation.
The role has direct impact on the ability of the organisation to deliver large scale digitisation projects, many of which have strong commercial benefits. Maintaining the balance between preservation needs of the collection and commercial aspects of the project is crucial. You will play a vital part in facilitating the smooth running of these projects, ensuring timely delivery, while upholding the professional reputation of TNA.
You will have a keen eye for detail and have an ability to work both individually and as part of a team. You should have a good understanding of basic conservation processes and knowledge of current conservation practice and ethical standards. You will have strong organisational skills with the ability to plan and prioritise work while under pressure in order to meet strict deadlines and targets. With the need for cross-departmental working, you will also have strong verbal and written communication skills.
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