Job Title:            Project Cataloguing Archivist

Department:     Library

Tenure:               1-year fixed term

Location:            St Stephens Green campus, Dublin

Reporting to:     Director RCSI Library Services or Nominee

RCSI is a community of academic, research, clinical and professional staff working collaboratively to lead the world to better health. Here, you will thrive in an innovative and inclusive atmosphere and your personal development and wellbeing will be supported. We invite you to join us to help deliver on our exciting mission “To educate, nurture and discover for the benefit of human health”. We seek candidates whose experience to date has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to the “Race Equality Action Plan 2021-2024” at RCSI. Our students come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. This makes our university stronger and ensures we hire the best talent.

For each of the last six years, RCSI has been positioned in the Top 300 of universities worldwide in the Times Higher World University Rankings. We are proud to announce that RCSI has ranked first in the world for “Good Health and Well-being” in the Times Higher Education #SDG Impact Rankings 2024.  This reflects our commitment to supporting people of all ages to live healthy lives and our work to promote the concepts of well-being and positive health. Our values of Respect, Collaboration, Scholarship and Innovation continue to unite and direct our purpose.

About RCSI and the Library

Founded as the national training body for surgery in Ireland, RCSI has been at the forefront of healthcare education since its establishment in 1784. Today, we are an innovative, world-leading international health sciences university and research institution offering education and training at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Professional level. Our mission is to educate, nurture and discover for the benefit of human health.

A key player in this mission is the RCSI Library. The library supports the learning, teaching research and clinical activities of RCSI as well taking stewardship of the RCSI Heritage Collections.

RCSI Heritage Collections collects, preserves and curates material relating to the history of RCSI since 1784 and to the development of medicine and surgery in Ireland more generally. It aims to preserve the institutional memory of RCSI and the record of its contributions to healthcare and society at local, national and international level, and to support RCSI in achieving its broader strategic objectives.


About the post

The primary purpose of this post is to appraise and catalogue 2 discreet collections within RCSI Heritage Collections to international standards:

  1. Hayes, Conyngham and Robinson Pharmaceutical Chemists– Founded in 1897, Hayes Conyngham and Robinson started as a family-run business and went on to become one of the largest Irish-owned pharmacy chains in Ireland. The last of its existing shops on Grafton St closed in 1998. This unique collection contains the corporate, administrative and financial records of the company as well as photographs, artefacts and personal papers of those who worked there.
  2. RCSI Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery- Founded in 1974 the Faculty is one of the longest-serving providers of nurse education in Ireland. It provides registered nurses and midwives with education and training at the highest standard to support the maintenance of their professional development and competence. The collection contains administrative, educational and financial papers of the Faculty along with a small collection of papers and artefacts belonging it its founding member, Dean Mary Frances Crowley.

For the duration of the project you will work alongside the Heritage Collections team.

Job Description Project Cataloguing Archivist

Closing date: 5th January 2024, 13:00


Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

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