RCPI is seeking to appoint a Project Archivist.
This is a 12 month fixed term contract to carry out the cataloguing and preservation of the Cork Street Fever Hospital
archive. This position is being funded by the Wellcome Trust.
RCPI Heritage Centre comprises the historic library, archive and item collection of the College, and is a leading centre for research into the history of medicine and medical education in Ireland.
The Heritage Centre provides access for researchers to our unique collections, as well as providing assistance to genealogical
researchers and organising a series of public events.
The records of the Cork Street Fever Hospital were donated to the archive in 2013.
Founded in 1800 Cork Street was established as a charitable hospital providing
medical care to some of Dublin’s poorest citizens in the Dublin Liberties. The records
cover the entire existence of the hospital from its foundation to the transfer of service
in Cherry Orchard in the 1950s.

Reporting Relationship
The Project Archivist will report to the Keeper of Collections.

Standard Duties of the Post
The aim of this project is to catalogue, preserve and make available the records of Cork Street Fever Hospital.

Dutieswill involve, but are not limited to:

Organisation and cataloguing of the Cork Street Fever Hospital archive collection
to ISAD (G) standards,using CALM cataloguing software

Carry out a conservation audit and basic preservation work on the collection, and
prioritising items for future conservation work

Publicising the collection to key user groups including medical, social and local
historians, as well as genealogical researchers and members of the public,to promote research use

Assisting with research enquiries
from academic and genealogical researchers,and reading room invigilation.

Assisting with Heritage Centre events, in promoting awareness of the collections

Attending events as a representative of the Heritage Centre.

Contributing to the Heritage Centre’s online presence through web editing and
contributing to our social media presence.

Working with key stakeholders including RCPI Trainees, Members and Fellows,
academic researchers, genealogical researchers, media researchers and members of the general public.

Application Requirement:
Candidates should submit a cover letter and CV and specifically address the
following points in their application. Candidates who do not specifically respond to
these screening questions will not be included in the short listing process.

  • Relevant archive qualifications and experience

Candidates should submit their application, taking notice of the application
requirements set out above, to:

Sandra Nicholson
Human Resources
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Frederick House
19 South Frederick Street
Dublin 2
Tel:01 863970


The closing date for applications is 4 April 2014.


Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

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