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Holocaust Library is the world’s oldest Holocaust archive and the home of Britain’s largest collection of published and unpublished works, documents and photographs relating to the Nazi era. In the past three years the library has undergone a process of transformation through closely integrating digital technology, digitised archive materials, web and social media marketing into its activities.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
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.
We also launched our ‘Recovery and Repair: Supporting Jewish Family Histories of the Holocaust throughout Britain’ project in September 2021. This includes outreach to communities and individuals across the UK who could benefit from using the vast documentation of the International Tracing Service Archive, which the Library holds in digital copy.
We are seeking an experienced archivist to join our team on a full-time 24-months contract to work on these projects. This varied role will focus on cataloguing the Library’s photo collections and its unique collection of Jewish refugee family papers to support digital transformation.
Salary: £28,000-£32,000 per annum, depending on experience.
For more details on how to apply and the person specification, please visit our website at https://wienerholocaustlibrary.org/who-we-are/work-with-us/