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Project Archivist (Transforming Collections)

Role Purpose

The Project Archivist is responsible for overseeing the digitisation of iniva’s uncatalogued archive collection of approximately 5,000 slides and 200 artist files and assist in establishing an accessible and searchable catalogue on documents relating to artists of colour. This work in part will support the aims of ‘Transforming Collections: Reimagining Art, Nation and Heritage’, interdisciplinary collaborative project led by University of the Arts London (UAL) for which iniva is a Collaborating Organisation.

Transforming Collections project is funded by the AHRC via their ‘Towards a National Collection’ programme

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will bring demonstrated experience of managing and overseeing digitisation projects involving slides and artist files, cataloguing to ISAD(G) archival standards and knowledge of best practice in archival storage and preservation of digital materials. The role requires first-rate project management, database and computer literacy expertise.

Candidates from underrepresented communities are particularly encouraged to apply for this role. We are committed to increasing the diversity and inclusion of staff within the Arts and Archives sectors. We welcome applications from everyone who meets the person specification of the role.

How to Apply

To apply, please send us a completed Application Form and
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (see below) to recruitment@iniva.org with ‘Project Archivist’ as the email subject. CVs are not accepted as part of the application.


The deadline for applications is at midnight, Thursday 6 January 2022. Applications received after this time will not be accepted.


Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 20 January 2022.

Further information

For further information, job description and person specification, please see attached below.

If you are unable to download these forms or require them in large print, please contact Simina Neagu at recruitment@iniva.org

Job Title: Project Archivist (Transforming Collections)

Salary: £18,000 per annum (pro rata of £30,000 full time equivalent)

Hours: 3 days (21 hours) per week, 9 months fixed term contract

Reporting to: Library and Archive Manager