Archives & Local Studies Assistant

Location:         Somerset Heritage Centre, Brunel Way, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton TA2 6SF

Hours:              22 hours per week, usual working hours will be 10.00-16.00, Tuesday-Friday. Includes occasional weekend and evening work.

Salary:             £17,360 per annum, paid on a pro rata basis (pay award pending)

Contract:         Three-year fixed-term contract

We are looking for a part-time Archives & Local Studies Assistant to be based at the Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton. You will work as part of a team providing advice to the public on the use of archival sources, overseeing the public searchrooms, answering enquiries, and retrieving archives from their storage for use by the public. You will also have the opportunity to assist with the care of archive collections including packaging and boxing, and updating the collections management database.

You will need excellent customer care skills and a willingness to learn about the major archival sources held by the Trust. Occasional travel to other sites managed by the Trust may be required.

The South West Heritage Trust is an independent charity which delivers a broad range of heritage services across Somerset and Devon. With a turnover exceeding £3.5 million each year, we manage and run three museums (including the Museum of Somerset), 2 Archives and Local Studies services and we look after the historic environment in Somerset, including over 400 acres of reserves.

For further information about the post please contact Esther Hoyle, Archives Engagement Manager, on 01823 278805.

The South West Heritage Trust encourages applications from all sections of the community. We particularly encourage applications from people from those sections of the community which are currently under-represented in the heritage sector including black, ethnic minority, and/or disabled applicants.

For further information and an application form, please download the documents below. Please send completed applications to recruitment@swheritage.org.uk. CVs are not accepted as applications.

Closing date:               Monday 25 November 2019

Interviews:                  Thursday 5 December 2019

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