Friday, March 28, 2014

Archive Research Assistant. BIS, Basel. Open until 11 April 2014

Archive Research Assistant

Office location:Basel
Department:General Secretariat
Unit:Information Management Services
Service:Information & Collaboration
Employment - Duration:6 months
Contract type:Fixed-term
Application Deadline:11/04/2014


Purpose of the job:
Works under the supervision of the Archivist / Research Assistant as part of a small team responsible for managing the BIS historical archives.
Principal accountabilities:
  • Assist with and carry out listing and simple cataloguing of archive materials, including labelling and rehousing boxes and files
  • Assist with preparing and transferring documents to acid-free storage materials
  • Update archive catalogue as required
  • Assist with other activities as required, eg disposal, moves, space management, inventories of selected material
  • Work on records management-related topics (eg assisting with research requests)Assist with quality control activities and records disposal
Qualifications and work experience required:
  • Good level of general education: secondary education (Matura), banking and/or commercial education
  • At least two years’ experience working in an archive or related environment
Skills required:
  • Ability to work independently
  • Absolute discretion in working with confidential and restricted information
  • Hands-on, practical approach
  • Accuracy and attention to detail essential
  • Familiarity with electronic archive cataloguing systems (knowledge of scopeArchiv would be a plus)
  • Qualification in records and/or archives management (or related discipline) desirable
  • Team player with good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent knowledge of English (with good knowledge of German or French a plus)

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