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Digital Transformation Project Assistant

Full-time, fixed-term contract (16 months) based in Central London, WC1

Salary: £22,500

Start date: August 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter

Responsible to: Digital Asset Manager

Deadline for Applications: Sunday 31 July 2022 (23:59)

In Autumn 2021, The Wiener Holocaust Library embarked on an ambitious five-year digital transformation project to revolutionise access to The Wiener Holocaust Library’s archive.

Our Digital Transformation Project will create a much-improved digital infrastructure for the Library. The project involves the creation of a discovery system, the scaling up of our digitisation programme, the enhancement of our catalogue records and the preservation of our most fragile collections. The Digital Transformation Project Assistant will play a key part in preparing the Library for the future.

We are therefore seeking an enthusiastic individual to assist in the digitisation of our globally significant collections and reader services. For this entry-level role, the successful applicant will be expected to show a genuine enthusiasm and commitment to a professional career in librarianship, digital humanities, or archive management. Excellent IT, communication and organisational skills are essential, as are creativity, enthusiasm and self-motivation. A good understanding of the subject matter of the Library and its mission are desirable.

As we are a small organisation, we are looking for someone who is a good team player and willing to be involved in a variety of projects as necessary.

For more details and the person specification, please download the job description.

Please send your CV, a cover letter outlining your relevant experience to:

Olivia Oakley, Office Coordinator, [email protected] 

The deadline for all applications is Sunday 31 July at 23:59, applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.


Librarian & Project Cataloguer

Full-time, fixed-term contract (24 months) based in Central London, WC1

Salary: £26,000

Start date: August 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter

Responsible to: Head of Collections

Deadline for Applications: Sunday 31 July 2022 (23:59)

We are seeking a qualified librarian with experience of cataloguing books, periodicals, pamphlets, objects and artworks. The candidate must have demonstrable experience of working with printed materials and library management systems. They must be well-organised, driven to achieve high-standards and show a high degree of initiative.

The Librarian & Project Cataloguer will be in charge of the library’s periodicals collection of newspapers, magazines, journals, and newsletters, and catalogue the Library’s collections as part of the Digital Transformation Project, and support the team’s work with the Library’s printed collections in a broad sense.

The successful candidate will work with a wide variety of our unique materials including books, including rare books from the 1930s, concentration camp guides and pamphlets, periodicals, artworks and objects. This material includes evidence of political antisemitism and fascism across Europe, Britain and elsewhere, rare newspapers and reports written by Displaced Persons and Holocaust survivors after liberation and one of the largest collections of Nazi propaganda held outside Germany.

As we are a small organisation, we are looking for someone who is a good team player and willing to be involved in a variety of projects as necessary.

For more details and the person specification, please download the job description.

Please send your CV, a cover letter outlining your relevant experience to:

Olivia Oakley, Office Coordinator, [email protected] 

The deadline for all applications is Sunday 31 July at 23:59, applications without a cover letter will NOT be considered.

 
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