PEN Centenary Archivist [closed as of 16th April]
Two-year fixed term contract. Starting salary of £29,000 per year.
PEN International seeks a dynamic archivist to develop and curate an archive collection that documents the history of PEN International as it works towards marking its centenary in 2021.
This role will involve significant liaison work with PEN Centres around the world to assemble, catalogue and curate historical information and documentation, which charts the work of the organisation, its membership of “poets, essayists and novelists” and the literary events and campaigns PEN has spearheaded throughout its history. Exceptional interpersonal skills, project management skills and attention to detail will be essential. The role will need to manage and care for materials from over 100 PEN Centres around the world; developing a digitised, accessible collection of archive materials for evaluation and presentation. Excellent record management skills will be required, alongside the ability to oversee a project budget. Finally, the PEN Centenary archivist will need to work with colleagues and external researchers to organise a series of events, talks and exhibitions (including in digital form) to present the archive and celebrate organisational achievements during our centenary year. Candidates also need to have a good level of fluency in French or Spanish.
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