St Vincent de Paul Society Northern Territory
You will have some existing experience in archival practices or in some other allied experience, such as tertiary education, that is aligned to this position.
The Volunteer Archivist will work on material from the Society's Office in Casuarina. Material includes annual reports, minutes, reports, plaques and posters, and photographs. Currently, we have about 50 linear metres of records. It is unknown what historical records are held in the Iron Mountain facility in Darwin, in Society premises in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine or Palmerston. Historical records may also be held by members and in parishes.
This position is a great opportunity for someone with an interest in history, with accurate recording skills who enjoys first-hand research, and is interested in creating a lasting record for the Society and for the Northern Territory. The role may also involve collecting oral accounts from past and current members.
This position is voluntary and the person would need to commit to one day per week, usually a Wednesday for about two hours, to work with the two members.
The nature of the responsibilities and duties will vary but include:
• Locating and sorting historical documents to determine what have:
o value as authentic evidence of administrative, corporate, cultural, spiritual and intellectual activity; or
o value to the Society whilst they may not have archival value
• Conducting research, with both first and second hand sources
• Assisting with administration, documentation and cataloguing, processing, storage, movement and transport of objects, and creating and maintaining records
• Creating collection management database records, and arrange and describe archival materials
• Assisting with ensuring the safety, security, location control and maintenance of archives and objects in storage
• Ensuring adherence to archival management practice and procedures
• Possibly conducting interviews with past and current members.