Hours: Part Time 0.6fte, 22 hrs p/wk, working hours are flexible
Salary: £26,264 pro rata
Limit of tenure: 2 Years
Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, is seeking to appoint a part-time, qualified Archivist for a fixed term of two years. You will undertake the task of sorting and preparing a digital catalogue of the archives at Kettle’s Yard, and establish a conservation plan for the archival materials. You will deal with research enquiries relating to the archives and library, and support researchers and curatorial staff in their work. You will also establish procedures to facilitate public access to the archives.
Kettle’s Yard, is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. It combines a house with a permanent collection of 20th century British and European art, with a gallery presenting exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. It has extensive music and education programmes.
The archives encompass three separate sections. The Ede archive covers the period 1918-1990, and includes personal exchanges, which in some cases span decades, with individual artists and sculptors such as Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, David Jones and Ben Nicholson who were donors or supporters in the early days, as well as with critics, other British collectors and gallery owners. There is also extensive material relating to Ede’s publications, along with his research and lectures, which provide an invaluable commentary on the twentieth century art world and the study of art history. The Kettle’s Yard archives contain material related to the evolution of the institution and collection after Ede’s departure in 1973; and the history of exhibitions and music at Kettle’s Yard. We also hold the papers of Elizabeth Vellacott, Cambridge artist and friend of Ede.
You should have a good honours degree and a professional qualification, together with practical experience of archives cataloguing in an academic/research library. You will have experience of using computer database programmes, and familiarity with at least one automated library system. A working knowledge of French is essential. You will have excellent written and spoken communication skills, experience of working with the public, and be able to work independently. Knowledge of twentieth century British and European art history, and an informed understanding of the wider cultural context of the early twentieth century is most desirable.
The post is a two-year fixed term contract.
Closing date for applications: 5pm on Tuesday 4 June 2013
Please return a cover letter and a completed CHRIS/5 Application form
( completing sections 1 and 3 only) by 5pm on Tuesday 4 June 2013
via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
via post: The Administrator, Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ
Please note that if you send any additional documents, which have not been requested, these will not be considered as part of your application.
The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
Kettle's Yard is grant-aided by Arts Council England, the Higher Education Funding Council and Cambridge City Council.
This post is supported by The Newton Trust.