Archivist (Part Time)

Closing Date
WorkplaceCambridge, East of England, UK

Would you like to work as part of the curatorial team in a busy art gallery? Do you enjoy working both behind-the-scenes as well as on public-facing projects to engage audiences and researchers? We are seeking a qualified archivist with experience cataloguing collections to manage the archive and library collections on-site at Kettle’s Yard. The successful candidate will complete the cataloguing of the collections, manage the day-to-day operations of the archive, and contribute to the programme of displays and events that relate to archive collections.

Knowledge of copyright, data protection, preservation, conservation, good handling and storage practices relating to physical and born-digital archival material is important. You’ll also have excellent communication skills, the ability to work through problems as they arise and enjoy working collaboratively, helping to maintain a working environment that encourages equality, diversity and inclusion for all. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you.

Additional information on the role and the person specification can be found in the attached further information pack. To apply for the vacancy please complete an online application form via the link below including examples of how you meet the essential requirements for the post.

We believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us. We are committed to helping to make the arts and cultural sector a more diverse and equal place. To this end we are actively seeking to diversify our staff and would particularly welcome applications from BIPOC people and people with disabilities, if you wish to self-identify please do so in your personal statement.

About Kettle’s Yard: Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. It was founded in 1957 by Jim and Helen Ede. It consists of a beautiful house with a remarkable collection of modern art and a gallery that presents a diverse programme of modern and contemporary art exhibitions. It has an international reputation for its programmes which includes concerts of new and classical music and an extensive and diverse programme of learning and community activities.

Kettle’s Yard’s mission is:

To contribute to society by inspiring and engaging audiences through art, learning and research of the highest quality.

We believe that great art should not be the privilege of the few, but for everyone. Our values reflect Kettle’s Yard’s creator Jim Ede’s support for artists and belief in art’s power to make us look again and change how we act in the world.

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm, Thursday 11th July 2024

Interviews are expected to take place during the week beginning 22nd July 2024

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a security check.

Click the ’Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Any queries regarding this position should be directed to . Please bear in mind that due to limited staffing and a large number of applications, we will only be able to provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.

Please quote reference DC42188 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

  • Archivist - Further Info

Kettle’s Yard


£32,332-£38,205 pro rata






21 June 2024

Closing date

11 July 2024

In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2909458.