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Job: Project Archivist (Wildfilm History) / closes 22 May 2019

The University of Bristol Library is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced archivist to work on an exciting Wildfilm History Archive.  This is a full-time, fixed term contract for 2 years. The two-year Wildfilm History Project will catalogue, conserve and make available a rich, diverse and important collection of wildlife filmmaking materials which document the changing cultural context of wildlife film making and how it has shaped our historical, social and cultural understanding of the natural world.

The Wildfilm History Archive is a mixed media archive of photographs, films and papers in a wide variety of formats with complex rights management issues.  As well as creating a detailed catalogue of the collection (using CALM), the project archivist will ensure that due diligence processes are followed to establish rights holders, ensuring that these are properly documented and that the archive complies with other legal obligations such as the DPA 2018 and GDPR.

The Archivist will work alongside an audiovisual digitisation officer and a wildfilm expert who has extensive knowledge of the area and materials.

The post requires proven experience of archives administration as well as experience in dealing with mixed media archives.  The successful candidate will also be expected to demonstrate knowledge and experience in dealing with complex rights management issues.

For more information about the role please contact Debra Hiom ( or Hannah Lowery (

Closing date for applications: midnight Wednesday 22 May 2019

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