Edging towards 2017

Edging towards 2017

Cataloguing the TIHR archive...


22 May 2015

Cataloguing the TIHR archive

Following a long appraisal process we are taking an exciting step in the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) archive project as we begin the preparations to catalogue our organisational archive.  This will lead to the material becoming available to researchers in 2017 to coincide with the TIHR’s seventieth anniversary and accompanying celebrations. A symposium is planned to launch the catalogued collection at the Wellcome Library and we will soon begin work on the curation of an exhibition that will explore the significance of the archive in the present day and new interpretations and possibilities for TIHR thought and ideas looking forward.

We are currently accepting relevant applications for the post as detailed below.

Looking for a reflective archivist, in this exciting and intellectually challenging post, you will have the task of cataloguing the work of a seminal and pioneering group of social scientists as represented in our organisational archive.

We are looking for an ambitious early career archivist to catalogue the organisational archive of the Tavistock Institute who will:

  • Have a passion for societal challenges as they present themselves today and what it will mean to bring this collection to a new and widening audience.
  • Be excited by the creative possibilities that interdisciplinary practice offer and be able to work with project stakeholders from a range of backgrounds, including social scientists whose work is represented in the archive.
  • Have a strong interest in the organisation of records and a good grounding in working with complex archive collections.

In this 18 months post you will be seconded to the Wellcome Library and maintain a close working relationship with the Tavistock Institute.  We offer flexible working, an exciting working environment, season ticket loan and other benefits.

Salary: £26-28,000 depending on experience.

This role will start on the 1st October 2015. For further application details please contact Pauline Meyer.  The deadline for applications is 5pm on 1st June 2015.
Interviews for this post will take place on Thursday 11th (pm) and Friday 12th (am) June.

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