National Archives of Ireland
Archivists for temporary seasonal work
19 June 2014

The National Archives proposes to establish a panel from which to appoint archivists for temporary seasonal work
arising between August 2014 and July 2016.

Requirements: essential

A qualification of at least level 7 (National Framework of Qualifications)in
history or including 3 relevant courses in history.

A university postgraduate qualification in archival studies
from a courseaccredited by a professional body (archives)

Knowledge of best professional practice with regard to records and archives.

The applicant must be fluent in English and must be a citizen of an EU/EEA country

Requirements: desirable

Relevant working experience will be an advantage.

Personal attributes: essential

Ability to work alone in the agreed programme of work.

Initiative, enthusiasm and high degree of motivation.

Meticulous attention to detail.

Excellent organisational ability and proven record of methodical and accurate

Good communication skills, good interpersonal skills and ability to work in
spirit of cooperation with staff in all grades.

Computer skills.

Description of work and conditions
Archival work on departmental and court archives in preparation for annual
release, for digitization projects and for inspection by the public.
This work will include listing to ISAD(G) standards, arrangement, numbering, packing, shelving,
checking contents and completing other documentation as required.

The work will be based in the National Archives,
Bishop Street, Dublin 8
andin other places where archives are stored, as required.
This may require working in environments other than an office environment.

Work will be carried out under the direction and authority of the Director of the
National Archives

Work must be carried out in accordance with theGuidelines, standards and
procedures of the National Archives of Ireland and as instructed by

Work must observe conditions of conservation advice and handling practice.

Monthly reports of work must be completed.

This work may involve manual handling and use of trolleys and safety steps.

Successful candidates will be subject to security clearance by An Garda

Duration of Panel and Appointments
The Panel established from this competition
will remain in place until 31
December 2015. Appointments to temporary positions
will be forperiods of 6 – 12months commencing in August 2014

Hours of attendance
Hours of attendance will be fixed from time to time but will amount to not less
than 43 hours and 15 minutes
gross per week or 37 hours net of lunch breaks.
The successful candidate will be required to work a five day week.
Pay€29,085 per annum

PPC (Personal Pension Contribution) Scale (for officers who are existing civil or
public servants appointed on or after 6 April 1995 or who are new entrants to the
civil or public service and who are making a compulsory personal pension contribution).
Different pay and conditions may apply, if, prior to appointment, the appointee is
already a serving civil or public servant.
How to apply
A letter of application in the candidate’s handwriting, accompanied by a
should be sent to:
Ms Noreen Lynch, Head of Administration,
National Archives, Bishop Street, Dublin 8.
The envelope should be clearly
marked “Temporary Seasonal Archivists”.
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 8 July 2014 at 12 noon.


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