Archives & Local Studies Assistant

£18,328 per annum pro rata
17 Mar 2021
09 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

Archives & Local Studies Assistant

Location: Devon Heritage Centre, Great Moor House, Bittern Road,  Exeter, EX2 7NL            

Hours: The working week is 22.5 hours Tuesday to Thursday.

Salary: £18,328 per annum pro rata

Contract: Three-year fixed-term contract

We are looking for an Archives & Local Studies Assistant to be based at the Devon Heritage Centre in Exeter. You will work as part of a team providing advice and assistance to the public, overseeing the public searchroom, answering enquiries, and retrieving archives from their storage for use by the public. You will also have the opportunity to assist with the care of archive collections including updating the collections management database.

You will need excellent customer care skills and a willingness to learn about the major archival sources held by the Trust. Occasional travel to other sites managed by the Trust may be required.

The South West Heritage Trust is an independent charity which delivers a broad range of heritage services across Somerset and Devon. With a turnover exceeding £3.5 million each year, we manage and run two Archives and Local Studies services, three museums (including the Museum of Somerset), and we look after the historic environment in Somerset, including over 400 acres of reserves.

To arrange an informal discussion about the post please contact Scott Pettitt, Senior Archivist, by email see below

The South West Heritage Trust encourages applications from all sections of the community. We particularly encourage applications from people from those sections of the community which are currently under-represented in the heritage sector including black, ethnic minority, and/or disabled applicants.

Visit for more information about the role and to download a Recruitment Information Pack, which provides details about the Trust and the application process. CVs are not accepted.

​Closing date:               9.00 am, Friday 9 April 2021

​Interviews:                  Friday 23 April 2021