Job opportunity: Archives Assistant at Eton College (Graduate trainee)

Eton College was founded in 1440 but records relating to the lands with which it was endowed date back to the 11th century. The archives are mainly concerned with administrative matters until the mid-19th century when records relating to the school become increasingly dominant.

They are looking for a motivated and meticulous person to join them on a fixed term contract as an Archives Assistant helping with the running of the service. The main responsibilities of the post will be to assist with cataloguing, enquiry and outreach work. You will be a graduate intending to apply for a postgraduate archive training course, or equivalent, and wishing to gain experience of all aspects of archive work.

In return, Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), free eyecare tests, a cycle to work scheme and free access to the college’s sport and leisure facilities.

Salary: £17,770 per annum (pro rata)

Hours: 35 hours per week

The Collections use SSL software and ArchivesIndexPlus for which training will be given.

This role is intended to run from October 2020 to September 2021.

The closing date is 14th August at midnight, with virtual interviews taking place week commencing 31st August 2020.

Full details and an application form are available from the website:

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