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International Tracing Service (ITS) Archive Researcher

1 PT role based in Central London, WC1

3 days/week, one year post with possibility of extension
Start date: August 2023
Responsible to:
ITS Archive Team Manager
£28,000 – £30,000 p.a. (£16,800 – £18,000 pro rata)
Location: Office based (Central London) at least one day per week. Can be discussed

Closing date for applications: 18 June 2023, interviews 26-28 June 2023

The Wiener Holocaust Library is the world’s oldest Holocaust archive and the home of Britain’s largest collection of published and unpublished works, documents and photographs relating to the Nazi era. It holds the UK’s digital copy of the International Tracing Service (ITS) Archive, also known as the Arolsen Archives. This unique collection contains over 100 million pages of Holocaust era documents relating to the experiences of 17.5 million people subjected to incarceration, forced labour, and displacement during and immediately after World War Two. The Library uses this archive to research the experiences of individuals affected by Nazi persecution, supporting both family research and academic investigations.


The Wiener Holocaust Library is embarking on an ambitious plan to enhance its research support using the digital ITS archive. We are expanding our ITS Archive research team to refine and improve the core functions of our family and academic research support, and to expand accessibility through a national outreach programme designed to reach new audiences and raise awareness of the archive across the UK. This three-year programme, ‘Recovery and Repair: Supporting Jewish Family Histories of the Holocaust throughout Britain,’ launched at the beginning of September 2021. 

Please note that this role involves working with topics and materials related to traumatic events on a daily basis. Training and support will be provided.

The full recruitment pack including main duties and responsibilities and person specification can be downloaded here.

How to Apply:

Please send your CV, a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, and a sample of recent writing to: Olivia Oakley, Office Coordinator, [email protected] 

Applications without a cover letter or a sample of recent writing will not be considered. 

For an informal talk about this position, please contact Elise Bath on [email protected] or 020 7636 7247

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