Details:

Location:

Berkhamsted

Category:

Curatorial

Salary:

£24,996 - £28,728 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Permanent

Hours:

Part time

Telephone:

+442079574763

Special Collections Coordinator

Part Time: 2.5 days/20 hours per week
Salary £24,996 - £28,728 per annum
We support flexible working

We are looking for a Special Collections Coordinator to join our Curatorial team on a part time basis who will manage research access and assist curators in acquiring and researching the BFI’s special collections.

You will have demonstrable experience working in an archive, library or museum environment, with experience in a customer-facing role including the management of research enquiries and appointments.

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to making the world-class collections of the BFI National Archive accessible to a range of users.

Key Responsibilities:

• To deal with written, telephone and in-person enquiries regarding all parts of Special Collections
• To oversee all research access requests and refer other requests to appropriate curators or departments.
• To manage the systems for booking research appointments, assist and supervise researchers, and coordinate the punctual retrieval and return of research materials to and from the Special Collections paper store at Berkhamsted.
• To add, update and amend CID (Collections Information Database) data.
• To support colleagues to prepare paper material for research appointments
• To support digitisation work for preservation and access

Skills & Experience:

• Educated to degree level or equivalent, or with equivalent professional work experience
• Demonstrable and sustained experience of working in an archive, library or museum environment, with experience in a customer-facing role including the management of research enquiries and appointments
• Knowledge and experience of using automated archive systems or information databases

We support diversity and inclusion, and as an organisation recognise that we need to address under representation within our teams. As such we strongly welcome and encourage applicants from our under-represented groups; who identify as D/deaf and disabled and/or are ethnically diverse.

We guarantee a first interview to our under-represented groups who meet our minimum requirements. How we are doing, including our pay gaps can be found on our website at www.bfi.org.uk

This role is based at our BFI site in Berkhamsted.

You will enjoy benefits such as our pension scheme, excellent support for working parents, 25 days annual leave, tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.

Further details about the post can be obtained by visiting www.bfi.org.uk/about-bfi/job-opportunities.

The closing date for applications is by midnight on Monday 22nd August 2022
First interviews will be held on Tuesday 30th or Wednesday 31st August 2022

Museum Website: https://www.bfi.org.uk/jobs-opportunities