CLOSED — Job Vacancy: Archivist

8 April 2021

Job title: Archivist, Expatriate Archive Centre, The Hague

Hours: 18 hours per week

Application deadline: 2 May 2021

Starting date: 1 June 2021


Applications including CV and motivation letter to be submitted to

For more information, contact Kristine Racina (Director) at


Job Context:

The Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC) is an independent, non-profit foundation based in The Hague. It collects and preserves the life stories of expatriates worldwide for research.

The team includes a Director, an Archivist, an Assistant Archivist, a PR manager and an Office Manager. The EAC is supported by an enthusiastic team of volunteers and interns of different backgrounds, nationalities, and ages.

The EAC prides itself on offering a welcoming environment. It runs a range of programmes designed to help volunteers to develop their skills and competencies.

The Archivist reports to the Director of the EAC, who reports to the EAC Board members.


  • manages the existing archive collection in accordance with archival standards and best practices, GDPR and other legal standards;
  • enhances the growing digital and web archive collection following archival and technical requirements;
  • continuously improves the existing collection management systems in line with evolving business needs; this includes e.g. definition of requirements for system configurations, implementation of changes together with IT-service provider;
  • facilitates researchers;
  • assists in attracting new material donors;
  • supports projects to enhance and enrich the EAC, for example, workshops, information mornings and special projects;
  • keeps up with developments in archiving standards and best practices, for example, through training or workshops;
  • supervises the Assistant Archivist;
  • works closely as a team with paid staff, interns and volunteers;
  • supervises and trains interns and volunteers and provides them with the necessary written and oral guidance.


Qualifications and skills required:

  • minimum three years work experience in the area of archiving and/or records management;
  • experience in digital and web archiving, including long-term preservation;
  • experience in use as well as functional management of collection management systems such as Adlib, Axiell Collections, AtoM;
  • experience in further developing and improving a governance framework for records and archive management in the context of applicable legislation;
  • experience in coordinating, training and supervising staff, volunteers and interns;
  • fluency in English. Proficient knowledge of Dutch is preferred;
  • ability to work independently, with strong attention to detail;
  • problem-solving skills and project management ability;
  • cross-cultural skills and expatriate experience or an affinity with expatriate life.