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Job Title:    Archivist
Organisation:    Royal Air Force Museum
Salary:    £27,540 p.a.
Type:    Full-Time Position
Location:    Colindale, England
Closing Date:    Thursday, June 27th, 2019
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Job Description:
The Royal Air Force Museum is a national museum, a Government non-departmental public body (NDPB) and a registered charity, with two public sister sites at London and Cosford and a stored collection site near Stafford. RAF Museum Enterprises Ltd is the trading arm of the RAF Museum with all profits gift-aided to the Museum to support its charitable activities. Our purpose is to share the story of the Royal Air Force through its people and collections, to engage, inform and inspire our visitors. Our overall vision is to reach, connect and inspire everyone with the RAF story.

Having just completed a multimillion pound redevelopment project on site, there has never been a more exciting time to join our award-winning museum.

Our Archive collection contains both official and personal documents which reflect the experience of those who have served with the RAF and its predecessor organisations. It also includes a substantial number of technical drawings and material. Public Records are held and the Museum is a Place of Deposit.

The Archivist will be a key member of the Archive and Library team working in support of the Museum’s strategic objectives and Accreditation commitments. Undertaking the full range of archival work, they will help to develop and look after the Archive collection as well as facilitate access to it. There will also be the opportunity to undertake research contributing to the Museum’s Research programme.

Applicants should be educated to degree level and be in possession of a post-graduate qualification in archive administration. The successful applicant will have experience of working with archive collections, good IT and communication skills and be a methodical worker with an eye for detail. Experience of working in teams and with volunteers will be essential as will experience of using collections management databases. A good knowledge of RAF history will also be an advantage.

The post will be based at our London site. Travel between the Museum sites will be necessary. Some overseas travel may be required. A clean driving licence will be useful.

To apply:
• Please download the full job description from our website: https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/about-us/job-vacancies/archivist/
• Please send us your CV and cover letter, detailing why you are interested in the role and your relevant skills, experience and knowledge, to jobs@rafmuseum.org with ‘Archivist’ on the subject line.
• Providing a covering letter is a very important part of your application. It should be used to tell us how you think you meet the criteria listed in the job description. Draw particular attention to experience, skills, achievements and knowledge gained in past employment or other activities which are relevant to the job. It may be easier to use headings relating to the requirements detailed in the person specification and demonstrate how you meet them.
• Closing date for applications: 27 June 2019
• Interviews will take place on 16 July 2019
 
Application Instructions:
 
Contact Name:    Mrs Michelle Grant
Contact Tel:    0208 358 4843
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Contact Email:     jobs@rafmuseum.org
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Address:     Grahame Park Way, London, .