Senior Archivist

We are seeking a new Senior Archivist for Bristol Archives to support management of our service, lead our public offer, and work on partnership projects with diverse communities.

Growth and Regeneration
Job Type
Libraries, Museums & Archives
Working Hours
Full Time
Employment Type
B Bond BS1 6XN
Pay Grade
32,029 - 33,799
Not Applicable
Closing Date
Ref No

Bristol is a vibrant City with a lively cultural offer, noted for its creativity and quality of life. Bristol Archives is an Accredited Archive Service, and part of Bristol Culture. We care for records spanning ten centuries of the City’s history which is Designated as an Outstanding Collection, as well as archives in the British Empire & Commonwealth Collection.

We are seeking a proactive and flexible individual to lead our team of five searchroom staff, and to contribute to management of Bristol Archives, including deputising for the City Archivist. You will take forward digital and other developments in our public services, as well as working to raise our profile, and overseeing our programme of events and exhibitions.

Collaboration is key to this post, working with the multi-disciplinary Bristol Culture team, as well as partners within and beyond the public sector, to engage with diverse communities and deliver new work on the collections. There will also be opportunities to be involved in other collections projects, including digital preservation.

You will need a postgraduate qualification in archive administration (or equivalent) and relevant professional archives experience. You should also be willing to work occasional Saturdays, evenings, and public holidays.

When completing the application form, please demonstrate how you have the abilities, aptitudes and experience detailed in the person specification, giving examples to match each of the criteria.

Join us and you will receive a generous rewards package including flexible working and flexi-time, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition you will be working in a supportive environment where you will have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future. All full time posts can be considered for job share.

Previous applicants for this post are welcome to apply.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Allie Dillon (City Archivist) on: 0117 9224235

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 29th January.

At Bristol City Council, we value having a workforce as diverse as the City we serve. We therefore welcome, develop and promote people from all sections of the community.