CLOSED – EAC is looking for an Assistant Archivist!

3 January 2024

We are no longer accepting applications.

Job title: Assistant Archivist, Expatriate Archive Centre, The Hague
Working hours: part-time; 12 hours per week (two 6-hour days)
Application deadline: 28 January 2024
Starting date: As soon as possible

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 Assistant Archivist reports to the Archivist. The EAC prides itself on offering a welcoming environment. It runs a range of programmes designed to help volunteers develop their skills and competencies. The working language at the EAC is English.

Responsibilities:
supervise and train archival interns and volunteers and provide them with the necessary written and oral guidance;
• assist the Archivist in managing the existing archive collection in accordance with archival standards and best practices, GDPR and other legal standards;
• keep up with developments in archiving standards and best practices, for example, through training or workshops;
• work closely as a team with paid staff, interns, and volunteers;
• perform all other duties assigned by the Archivist.

Qualifications and skill requirements for an ideal candidate:
• proven professional experience of at least 2 years in tasks comparable to those listed under “Responsibilities”. A Master’s degree in Archiving is a plus;
• experience in coordinating, training, and supervising volunteers and interns of different ages and backgrounds;
• experience working with collection management systems. Experience with AtoM is a plus;
• excellent written and oral communication skills;
• fluency in English. Good knowledge of Dutch is preferred;
• excellent planning, problem-solving, and project management skills;
• strong attention to detail;
• ability to work independently;
• cross-cultural skills and expatriate experience or affinity with expatriate life.

Applications, comprising a CV and motivation letter (both in English), should be submitted to welcome@xpatarchive.com. Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered. For more information, contact Kristine Racina (Director) at director@xpatarchive.com.

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