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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Senior Archives Manager. Kingdom of Bahrain. Open until 5 June 2010

Senior Archives Manager
Prime Minister's Court
Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain,

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is accepting applications for the position of Senior Archives Manager. The position primarily involves managing the arrangement, description, preservation and digitisation of the Historical Archives collection. The candidate will also play a key role in the planning and development of a future National Archives for the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Demonstrated knowledge of archival descriptive standards, and the principles, concepts, and practices of archives management
Experienced with government records management procedures and policies including relevant regulations, policies and guidelines necessary to appraise records, prepare retention schedules and advise organizations or offices on records management
Experienced in digitization of archives, digitization workflow management, and metadata creation
Demonstrated knowledge of electronic archives databases
Working knowledge of basic paper conservation techniques
Formal qualifications in archives management
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, combined with organizational and analytical abilities
Experience in training staff in aspects of archives management
Ability to work effectively within a multi-cultural environment
Ability to plan, initiate, co-ordinate and execute archive and records management projects
Proficiency in written Arabic is desirable but not essential

Initial contract is for 2 years, renewable. The tax-free salary is in the range of 60,000-70,000USD. Benefits include: relocation expenses, 6-weeks vacation, air-fare for annual home visit, free government medical care, and subsidies for accommodation and children's schooling.

Closing date for applications: 5 June 2010

To apply please send CV and covering letter addressing the position requirements to:

Dr. Beth Olsen


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