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Cataloguing Archivist

At a glance

£16,855 per annum pro
Closing date
part time
3 days per week

Cataloguing Archivist, Everyday Artists: Uncovering 50 Years of Acme x 2

3 days / 21 hours per week

Acme has been awarded funding through the Archives Revealed programme for a 12-month project to catalogue the artists tenancy archive, which consists of organisational records and photographic collections, as part of a number of activities Acme is undertaking in support of its 50th Anniversary. The cataloguing archivists will be required to rehouse, sort and catalogue records into Archives Space, Acme’s archive management software, and edit existing spreadsheet catalogues of the photographic collection for import into the archive catalogue. The work of the archivists will also contribute to the outcomes of other associated 50th anniversary projects which are dependent on archive content.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • To be thorough and have exceptional attention to detail.
  • A genuine interest in capturing and articulating the history and work of Acme and its artists.

Please refer to the personal specification for full details of the key requirements in terms of qualification, knowledge, experience and skills.

In return, we offer:

  • Part-time salary £16,855 per annum pro rata (full time equivalent £28,092)
  • A commitment to flexible working
  • Annual leave: 20 days pro rata (full time equivalent 28 days) including bank holidays
  • Enhanced sick pay, maternity, paternity and adoption leave pay
  • Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Scheme

Supporting artists since 1972, Acme is a charity based in London which provides affordable studios, work/live space, and a programme of artist support. Acme is the single largest provider of affordable artist studios in England, and this year will support over 800 individual artists across 16 buildings in Greater London.

To apply

Please complete the Cataloguing Archivist Application Form

As well as uploading a CV, you should outline your suitability for the position, including relevant qualifications and experience as outlined in the person specification.

Applicants who do not demonstrate that they meet the criteria outlined in the person specification will not be considered for the role.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Sunday 3 October 2021. Interviews will be held on the week commencing 11 October 2021. Digital and in person options available.

The anticipated start date for this role is November 2021

If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date you should assume that you have not been short-listed for interview.

Acme exists to support the broadest possible range of artistic practice and creates opportunities for artists to develop and take greater creative risks.

We passionately believe in social equity and the benefits of diversity, seeking to support, encourage and include people, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or any other equality characteristic.

We particularly encourage applications from disabled people and those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented in the arts and cultural sectors.

Candidates must has a postgraduate Archive qualification or equivalent. To apply or for more information please contact

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