POSITION: Head of Collections at The Wiener Library (London, UK)
The Wiener Library is looking for a Head of Collections, the individual will be responsible for the management, development and preservation of all collections at the Wiener Library and making them accessible to readers. The objectives are to be reached within the framework of the Library’s management structure and strategic goals. The Head of Collections is a member of the senior management team and therefore reports to the Director of The Wiener Library.
The Wiener Library is Britain’s largest archive on the Holocaust and Nazi era and modern genocide. Founded in 1933 in Amsterdam the Library’s holdings span all types of resources, focusing on the Holocaust, its causes and consequences. The collections are continuing to grow through donations and acquisitions.
In the past five years the Library has undergone major transformation and expansion. Their digital collections have grown dramatically and outreach and research activities have also expanded. The Head of Collections will provide a strategic vision in a role where digital technology, digitised archive materials, web and social media marketing and outreach and research activities are closely integrated with collections work.
The strategic goal of The Wiener Library is to serve as Britain’s Holocaust Archive. This means that the collections of the Library must be developed in such a way as to promote the institution’s reputation as the nation’s premier specialist collection for research and learning about the Holocaust and other genocides. The Library’s Head of Collections will need to support, sustain and shape the growth of the Library’s collections accordingly, both physical and digital.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 31 October 2017, applications must be received by 5.30pm.
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