Assistant Archivist (50-60%)

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  5. Basel
  6. Financial Services


Archivist, Cataloguer, Records Management

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As the premier supplier to our international banking client in Basel, Swisslinx are looking for an Assistant Archivist join its Historical Archive team on a part time basis (up to 60%).

This is an initial contract running for 6 months with chance to extend, with start date latest in October 2024.

Joining a small team of 3 responsible for the Bank’s Histrocal Archive, the Assistant Archivist is responsible for cataloguing, re-conditioning and preservation of archival collections documenting the Bank’s history.

They would support the ongoing digitalisation of valuable paper archives and liaise with external digitalisation partners as required. The Assistant Archivist helps to keep the Archives catalogue up-to-date and deals with internal and external research requests (including supervising archive visitors) under the guidance of the Archives Expert.

The role is suitable for a junior candidate with an archives management degree, interested in pursuing this profession and in gaining first-hand experience in an international environment.

Responsibilities include:

• Cataloguing archive collections (physical and digital files) to a professional standard using bespoke archive systems (the banks uses AtoM as its catalogue system),
• Maintaining logs and inventories,
• Supporting the ongoing digitisation project,
• Handling internal and external research requests
• Contributing to the day-to-day and planning activities of the Historical Archive team,
• Some physical work: filing, reconditioning of files, lifting and rearranging of archive boxes, listing contents of collections, preparing files for researchers and supervising a researcher, keeping inventory of the archive collection.

In order to be considered for this role, you will possess as many of the following skills as possible:

• An academic degree in archives management or related.
• Hands-on experience in handling paper as well as digital archival records following established procedures (could be from experience during studies).
• Experience in working with an electronic archives catalogue system (e.g. AtoM) (could be from experience during studies).
• Good working knowledge of Office 365 tools, and in particular Excel
• Fluency in English

The following are nice to have but not mandatory:

• Previous relevant experience working in an archive is a plus.
• Interest/background in the history of international finance and economics.
• German and/or French language skills

Please note interviews would be conducted via video call, however the role is based 100% in Switzerland. Our client offers:

• The opportunity to work in a diverse and international environment on a long-term basis
• 50% working from home
• 20 days working remotely from abroad per year
• Modern office in central Basel (50 minutes direct train from Zurich) with subsidised canteen

Are you interested to work in an international environment in one of the most important financial companies worldwide? Then apply now! We look forward to receiving your full application before the deadline on Wednesday 13th September.

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