The Archives at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, or the Archives, is a public space for the history of contemporary biology in India http://archives.ncbs.res.in/. The Archives opened to the public with 18 collections, with a variety of primary research material – administrative records, annotated manuscripts, maps, architectural drawings, lab notes, photographs, negatives, slides, oral histories and other electronic audio/visual material. All details are on the website.
Position overview:The Head archivist is responsible for all activities in the Archives at NCBS, and in realizing the objectives of the archive.
The head archivist will be responsible for realizing the objectives of the Archives at NCBS. This includes the following areas of work:
1) To expand Research collections, to have an awareness for archival standards & to facilitate Inter-institute collaborations
2) To work closely with the Archive's Chair in history and culture of Science & to drive the vision for the public face and outreach activities of the archive. This should include work on multiple media, including the physical exhibition space, an online podcast, a physical/digital newsletter, and social media outreach, and lecture series
3) The position includes decision-making roles in domestic and international organizations dedicated to archives, oral histories, linked data, and demonstrated ability to present research work to peers and the public & to develop a student internship programme.
Essential Qualification: Graduate degree in a scientific field.
Experience: 10 year work experience with 5 years as archivist at a science institution and relevant experience to support the description. Relevant experience in public engagement with a track record of designing and delivering successful public events /projects. Possess excellent communication and organizational skills.
Age limit: 45 years as on 1st July 2021.
Position timeline: This current position is for three years, with annual extension.
The Last date for receipt of online applications: 22/11/2021
(a) All interested applicants should apply through the job portal
(b) Final short-listed candidates will be required to provide names of two relevant referees who will be contacted as a final step in the process.
HOW TO APPLY:
Step 1: Interested candidates should register ONLINE through the link on our website using a valid email ID.
Step 2: You will receive a user ID and password on your registered email ID.
Step 3: Using your ID and password, you can fill in the application by clicking on “Submit Application”
Step 4: Once you fill in the application, you can SAVE or PREVIEW the application. Please Note: Any corrections should be made before you SAVE the application.
Step 5: After you SAVE, you can submit the application by clicking “SUBMIT”.
Step 6: All essential certificate is proof of your qualification, date of birth, experience, Case, etc. Should be uploaded while submitting the Online application.