Irish Lights is currently recruiting for an Archive and Heritage Officer. This permanent role is an exciting opportunity to work for an organisation that is a guardian of maritime heritage.


As the Archive and Heritage Officer, you will manage the Archive and Heritage activities of Irish Lights. You will ensure the preservation of the Archive while continuing to bring it up to a modern standard of presentation. You will facilitate digital and physical access to allow extraction of the full research value and you will promote the heritage of Irish Lights through publications, advocacy and outreach and promotional programmes.


You must have a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Archives and Records Management together with a primary third level qualification in Arts, History or a related discipline. You must have at least five years’ experience working across large collection Archives and experience of leading the review from first principles and modernisation of a high value Archive. You will also need experience in managing outsourced archive services.

You will need to be a proven self-starter who has the initiative and ability to work independently and as part of a team. You must have strong communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills. You will need strong IT skills, including experience with archival software packages. You will need to be a high energy individual with strong logical planning ability and a record of tangible project delivery. You will also need a full, clean driving licence.


Details of the salary range and the other benefits are detailed in the Candidate Briefing Pack. The pack also gives further information on the role, the requirements and Irish Lights.


The closing date for applications is Friday, 21 October 2022. Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter to Gemma Gregan at  Please view Irish Lights Job Applicant Privacy Notice on the Vacancies page.

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