Curator: Social History Collections

The role:

The Library seeks to recruit a specialist curator to have curatorial responsibility for archive collections, including born-digital archives, relating to social history: (1) family and estate papers, (2) records of Scottish cultural organisations and figures, (3) sporting archives, (4) archives of food history, (5) archives relating to women’s history, and (6) will develop new areas for collecting within this broad scope as they emerge.  

This role is vital to the achievement of the Library’s strategic objectives, and a plays a significant part in setting scholarly and professional standards of work for the Collections and Research team.  

The ideal candidate will already have experience of professional work in the archive sector and a familiarity with some of the subjects the post curates.  Alternatively, the capacity to demonstrate thorough knowledge of this subject area and an affinity for curatorial work in a manuscripts environment would be welcomed.

Interviews will be held remotely via Teams the week commencing 7 December 2020.

  • National Library of Scotland (George IV Bridge Building)

  • Vacancy Description

  • Salary: £38,286 per annum (£19,143 pro-rata) Part time: 18.5 hours per week Permanent Civil Service Pension