Thursday 19 June 2014

National Archives – vacancies & appointments

The National Archives of Ireland intends to set up a panel of archivists from which it can appoint temporary seasonal work over the next two years.

The archival work will be on departmental and court archives, and the preparation of them for the annual release of records, as well as for digitisation and consultation by the public. Working a five-day week, the salary is €29,085. Full details can be downloaded here, and the deadline for applications is Tuesday 8 July.


With the imminent retirement of Frances McGee, a new Director of the National Archives of Ireland is also sought. The Director is the Chief Executive of the institution, and reports to the Minister of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The post-holder has responsibility for the day to day management of the organisation and for leading, developing and overseeing policy formulation and implementation in the modern information and digital age.

The full job description can be downloaded here. The deadline for applications is Thursday 3 July.

Keeper of the Records

Tom Quinlan has been appointed Keeper, Collection Care and Customer Service, and Helen Hewson has been appointed Keeper, Records Acquisition and Service Development. As far as I'm aware, this is the first occasion (in modern times, at least) that the Keeper role has been split/shared.