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Job vacancy - Keeper: Theatre Archives (maternity cover)

Press release issued: 19 February 2018

The Theatre Collection is now recruiting for the position of Keeper: Theatre Archives (maternity cover).

The University of Bristol Theatre Collection is seeking to appoint maternity cover for the position of Keeper: Theatre Archives (21 hours per week (one half of a job share)). This is a fixed term appointment with provisional dates of 1 May 2018 until February 2019 (tbc).  Salary £36,613-£41,212 pro rata.  Part time 0.6FTE.

The Theatre Collection is one of the world's largest archives relating to the history of British theatre and is also an accredited museum. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a busy, challenging environment with a wide range of users. This is offered as a flexible post with exact working hours to be decided in conjunction with the successful candidate.

The post holder will be responsible for the curation and development of the traditional theatre archives at the Theatre Collection (TC). Core activities include collections care (to appropriate standards), development and maintenance of the TC’s collections management system (Axiell Calm), plus contributing to the running of the TC and supporting projects and exhibitions as appropriate.

The post holder will help raise the profile of the TC and its collections within and outside the university through advocacy, events and other onsite and online services. They will work closely with TC staff team and play a key internal, external and public facing role to support the TC’s strategic development including the planning for the Centre for Cultural Collections within the new University Library.


Further information

Closing date:  14th March 2018. Interviews will be held on 28th March.


For further information and how to apply see:


For an informal discussion about this role please contact Jo Elsworth, Director: Theatre Collection (, 0117 3315086, 07812 670 964).

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