The University of Notre Dame (ND.jobs) is accepting applications for a G.K. Chesterton Archivist (London).
Applications will be accepted until 7/14/2021.
The University of Notre Dame (USA) in England recently took ownership of the G.K Chesterton Library, a collection of approx. 44 metres of books and pamphlets, 27 boxes of archive material, and a number of pieces of realia relating to G.K. Chesterton, ranging from academic robes to small items of furniture.
The University of Notre Dame (USA) in England seeks a qualified archivist (PGDip or Masters in Archive Management or equivalent accredited qualification) for a 6-month project to set up its G.K.Chesterton Collection, located at our Central London building (close to Trafalgar Square).
This project would involve taking the lead in refining and applying a collection assessment policy focusing on retention decisions, in consultation with the London Global Gateway Librarian, the LGG G.K. Chesterton Steering Committee, and the Notre Dame (USA) Chesterton Faculty Advisory Committee.
It would require a detailed review of the collection (making preliminary de-selection decisions of bound and duplicate materials as appropriate); creating displays of Chesterton realia (e.g., puppet theatre, hat, robes, typewriter) and making initial conservation assessments and/or engaging specialist conservators for quotes and advice as necessary, particularly to determine items most at risk.
The archivist will create Encoded Archival Descriptions for the manuscript items in the collection and will work in conjunction with the librarian on book cataloguing. The archivist will also create a general finding aid to assist researchers who wish to use the library, work closely with our communications and outreach teams to promote the collection, and be involved in the scoping of future projects and funding bids as needed. Finally, the archivist will be responsible for communicating with researchers and members of the public who wish to use or view part of the materials in this collection throughout the duration of this post.
The project is fully funded for 6-months, but may be extended, if funding permits.
About The University of Notre Dame (USA) in England
The University of Notre Dame (USA) in England hosts the services of the London Global Gateway, which forms part of the University of Notre Dame's global network. The University of Notre Dame, a Catholic research university, ranks in the top 20 American colleges and universities. The Gateways create unique opportunities for Notre Dame to engage the world and the world to engage Notre Dame through scholarly collaboration, undergraduate and graduate study, as well as cooperative programs with governments, foundations, corporations, alumni, parents, and friends of the University.
Located in the heart of cosmopolitan London, Notre Dame's largest gateway offers abundant academic, service, professional, and networking opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, law students, and faculty.
Minimum Qualifications: - Must have experience in the area of paper/book conservation and in working with materials from the 19th and early 20th-century; additionally, some familiarity with the works of G. K. Chesterton is required. - The successful candidate will have excellent team-working skills, coupled with the ability to work independently. - Prior experience in establishing a library/archive collection at its inception, working with a mixed-media collection. - Demonstrated familiarity with contemporary scholarship on Chesterton and have demonstrated success in applying for outside grants. - Membership in the Archives and Records Association, preferably at the Registered or Fellow level. - Legal authorization to work in the UK.
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