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The British Motor Industry Heritage Trust employs around 70 permanent staff and over 100 casual staff to work at the British Motor Museum.

Roles can vary from office and museum work through to catering and operational roles such as chefs, café staff and engineers.

We also have extensive volunteering opportunities at the British Motor Museum. Please see our Volunteering page for more information on volunteering.

If we have any current vacancies they will be detailed below:

Assistant Archivist

Job Title: Assistant Archivist
Job Role: Cataloguing, researching and increasing access to the Archive
Salary: £23,500 per annum
Hours: Full time (37 hours per week)
Responsible to: Archivist

British Motor Industry Heritage Trust has an opportunity available for an Assistant Archivist to join the team in Gaydon near Warwick. 

The Assistant Archivist role is essential to support the work required in increasing accessibility to our collections. It will include sorting and cataloguing material, reducing our backlogs to support our income-generating activities and participating in plans to increase the use of archive material in the Trust’s Education Services and Exhibitions. This role will also entail working with volunteers and the coordination of the Archive’s social media.

Key Duties:

  • Assist with the sorting, organisation, boxing and labelling of all types of archive material
  • Repackage and rebox material to enhance its long-term preservation
  • Organise and identify backlog material using Archive Standards such as ISAD(G) and ISAAR(CPF) to categorise formats, subject matter, places of origin etc.List and catalogue backlog material using computer databases, Word and Excel as appropriate
  • Assist with implementing the annual Records Management Procedure (RMP)
  • Identify material needing appraisal for internal or external conservation
  • Participate in the initiative to add our catalogues to the Discovery website to make them as widely available as possible
  • Co-ordinate the Archive’s social media activities including: contributing to regular archive blogs on the British Motor Museum website, maintaining our Flickr albums, and preparing content for Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
  • Liaise with Museum staff and volunteers regarding our Collections and their use in the Museum, Collections Centre and Workshop
Skills and Experience:

  • Postgraduate degree in Archives Management (we will accept applicants part-way through their studies) or significant experience working in an archive environment
  • High level of organisational skill
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Flexible, organised, self-motivated and reliable
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Familiarity with Archive Standards including BS.4971, ISAD(G), ISAAR(CPF) and TNA Standard for Record Repositories
  • Familiarity and experience with a variety of archive databases, Microsoft applications and archival search engines such as Discovery (TNA)
  • Ability to work with the public
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Willingness to contribute to social media and blogs as part of the archive team
  • Interest in industrial/business/social history in general
  • Full driving licence

If you feel you have the skills and experience to become our Assistant Archivist, why not click apply now? We’d love to hear from you!

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to;

Application Deadline: 4:30pm, Friday 23 April 2021

Please note all applications submitted will be passed on to our 3rd party recruiter. 

As an organisation the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.