Added on 20 April 2017


The University of Hull is seeking to appoint a Digital Archivist, to work with colleagues in the University Archives, Hull City Council and Hull 2017 to create an archive of Hull City of Culture. With much of this content expected to be digital in format the project will utilise the University’s existing digital repository platform (Hydra).  The post holder, will be a qualified archivist with experience of handling and processing born-digital archives.

Hull was awarded UK City of Culture 2017 in November 2013. The year has been a remarkable success so far with a huge surge in engagement across the city with shows selling out, venues reporting large increase in visitors – the city has emerged from the shadows and so much more is planned. As City of Culture Digital Archivist you can be central to a key legacy element an archive that captures the how and why of what is a transformational period in the city’s history.

This post will be based at the Hull History Centre, but is expected work with colleagues in the University Library, University ICT and with colleagues in the City of Culture team, building on established links and infrastructure. The post holder will also contribute to a toolkit providing guidance and support, for the first time, for similar cultural festivals.

The post holder will take responsibility for the development of the archive, including the creation of appraisal and retention guidelines and the negotiating of appropriate levels of access to the material.  Work has started to identify key series of records that we may wish to retain permanently that reflect the business, artistic and the public response to the programme of events and activities. The post holder will work alongside the project software developer to implement Archivematica software for the processing and management of born-digital archives and to wider collections management policies and practices.

  • This post is on a fixed term basis for fifteen months.
  • Interviews will be held on Thursday 25th May
  • For further information and to apply online visit https://jobs.hull.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=LL0043 
  • For an informal discussion about the post email S [dot] Wilson [at] HULL [dot] AC [dot] UK   
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