CDI : Museum Archivist, Bletchley Park Trust, Milton Keynes (UK) / Archiviste du musée de Bletchley Park à Milton Keynes (Royaume-Uni)

  • Poste : Museum Archivist / Archiviste de musée.
  • Employeur : Bletchley Park Trust, Public Engagement Department, Collections & Exhibitions – Milton Keynes (United Kingdom) / Fondation Bletchley Park, Département du Public, Service des Collections et des Expositions – Milton Keynes (Royaume-Uni).
  • Offre : recrutement contractuel : CDI.
  • Date limite de candidature : 14  avril 2019.

[Annonce originelle rédigée en anglais]


Once the top-secret home to World War Two Codebreakers, our Mission is to preserve and enhance Bletchley Park, to attract, engage and educate visitors from all over the world through the continuing restoration and development of the entire estate and our exhibitions. Bletchley Park is a vibrant heritage attraction, open daily to visitors.

Bletchley Park is seeking an experienced Museum Archivist to care for and develop our Archive collections. Working closely with the Curator, you will implement best practice in archive management, reviewing and updating policies and procedures. You will be a skilled user of collections management systems and lead on developing our CMS infrastructure and improving catalogue data. You will lead our collections digitisation project, managing the Digitisation and Archive Assistant and a large team of volunteers.


  • Reporting to : Head of Collections & Exhibitions.
  • Reporting Staff : Digitisation & Archive Assistant; Archive volunteers.
  • With a solid knowledge of 20th century history, and a passion for the story of the codebreakers at Bletchley Park, you will develop specialist knowledge of the archive collections to support teams across the organisation – from Exhibitions to Communications and Development.
  • You will be a champion for public access to the archive collection, realising our ambitions to increase access online and through our annual public engagement programme.
  • ou will be an excellent team player, with meticulous attention to detail and the ability to juggle a busy workload and competing priorities.

Key responsibilities :

  1. Manage the development of the museum’s archive collections, including acquisition, rationalisation and disposal, and participate in the Collections Development Group.
  2. Working with the Curator, ensure best practice in the management and care of the archive collections, including documentation and cataloguing, security, risk management and disaster planning, storage, preventive and remedial conservation, to the standards required to retain Accreditation status.
  3. Lead on the Collections digitisation project, producing and reporting against annual project plans based on strategic priorities and ensuring the best use of our staff and volunteers.
  4. Lead on improving the technical infrastructure of our collections management system (Modes Complete), supporting and training others as required.
  5. Champion wider public access to collections, working with external suppliers to deliver an online collections portal, and proactively seeking opportunities to engage audiences with our archive.
  6. Develop a sound understanding of the archive collections, answering internal and external enquiries and supervising research visits.
  7. Work collaboratively with other teams (Exhibitions, Learning, Operations, Development, Communications) to provide archive research and assets to support the public programme and fundraising activity of the Trust. 8. Line manage the Digitisation and Archive Assistant, archive volunteers and additional funded posts as required, including preparing and monitoring work plans, training, mentoring and recruiting, and ensuring professional development.
  8. Keep up to date with best practice and developments in the archives sector, attending conferences and training as required, and developing a professional network of peer organisations.
  9. Work in accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act and at all times in accordance with the Trust’s policies and procedures.
  10. To carry out such duties as may be required from time to time by the Trust that are appropriate to the grade of the post.

Conditions d’exercice :

  • Full time permanent position – Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week.
  • 6 months probationary period.
  • Holiday 33 days per annum including statutory holidays.
  • Some out-of-hours working may be required and these will be recompensed by time in lieu – This role will require occasional out of hours and weekend working.
  • This role is in part public facing and as such a dress code is in place.
  • Salary : £27,000 – £28,000 per annum.
  • Location : Based at The Mansion, Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK3 6EB, United Kingdom.
  • Recrutement : poste permanent (CDI) à temps complet – 37,5h/semaine.
  • Période d’essai de 6 mois.
  • 33 jours de congés/an.
  • Des heures de travail supplémentaires peuvent être demandées ; elles seront compensées – Travail occasionnel en-dehors des heures régulières de travail et de fin de semaine.
  • Une partie des activités du poste étant en relation avec le public, un code vestimentaire est appliqué.
  • Rémunération annuelle : de 27 000 à 28 000 livres sterling/an.
  • Lieu de travail : poste basé au manoir de Bletchley Park, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Royaume-Uni.

The Trust operates a policy of compliance with the law on grounds of non-discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, age, nationality or disabilities. No smoking is permitted in any offices or buildings.


Core skills and experience :

The position requires the following core skills :

  1. An organised and methodical person, with fastidious attention to detail and high standards of quality in all that they carry out.
  2. A great team player, with excellent interpersonal skills, receptive and willing to listen to and assist others.
  3. Excellent IT skills including advanced knowledge of of museum collections management systems and collections digitisation, and confident with Microsoft Office.
  4. Excellent knowledge of Accreditation standards and archive cataloguing standards, GDPR, and copyright law.
  5. Time management skills with the ability to undertake a wide range of tasks, prioritise tasks and work to deadlines.
  6. Good verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Self-motivated and adept at problem-solving, with a flexible and hands-on approach to work.

The following experience is essential :

  1. Experience in a museum / heritage environment.
  2. Experience of cataloguing archives to ISAD (G) and/or using other national and international standards relating to archives.
  3. Experience of preparing and presenting material for public access, eg exhibitions or programmes.
  4. Experience of staff and/or volunteer management.
  5. Experience of working collaboratively across teams.

The following are desirable :

  1. Knowledge of World War Two history.
  2. Knowledge of German.


  • Contact Details :
    • Mrs Michelle Parsley, HR Manager, Bletchley Park Trust – Telephone : 01908 272 503.
    • Mrs Tracy Brighten, HR Assistant – Téléphone :  01908 272 679.
    • Contact Email :
  • Auprès de :
    • Mme Michelle PARSLEY, Responsable des Ressources humaines de la Fondation Bletchley Park – Tél. : 01908 272 503.
    • Mme Tracy BRIGHTEN, Assistante Ressources humaines – Téléphone :  01908 272 679.
    • Courriel :


  • Closing Date : Sunday, April 14th, 2019.
  • Application : Please send your CV with a covering letter to Mrs Tracy Brighten, HR Assistant, to
  • Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 22 April 2019.
  • Date de clôture des candidatures : dimanche 14 avril 2019.
  • Adresser par courriel CV et lettre de motivation à Mme Tracy BRIGHTEN, Assistante Ressources humaines, à :
  • Les entretiens débuteront à partir du 22 avril 2019.



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