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Vacancy at Villa: Club Archivist

Vacancy at Villa: Club Archivist

We have an exciting opportunity for an Archivist based at Villa Park, reporting to the Football Operations and Project Manager. 

If you have a passion for footballing history and have an interest in preserving the rich and illustrious history of Aston Villa Football Club for future generations, then this is an ideal role for you. 

The ideal candidate will have exceptional organisational skills, be highly motivated and diligent. 

The position involves responsibility for the preparation, appraising and cataloguing of material related to past events concerning the history of the Club. 

The key responsibilities of this exciting role are:

  • Appraising and cataloguing the Archive material
  • Co-ordinating historical displays that enhance supporter experience
  • Providing information that can be used to respond to historical enquiries about the Club 
  • Evaluate records for preservation and retention - some may be fragile and need careful handling, repair or conservation
  • Prepare record-keeping systems and procedures for archival research and for the retention of records
  • Help the club use our Archive material to enhance the reputation of the Club

Essential skills and experience required: 

  • Diploma or Masters Degree in Archive Administration or equivalent accredited by the ARA
  • Experience of cataloguing archives in a professional/commercial environment
  • To have a flexible, proactive and enthusiastic approach together with excellent interpersonal skills
  • A genuine interest in history and in preserving records for posterity
  • Good communication & presentation skills to relate to, and encourage, a range of users
  • A commitment to the profession and to professional development
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Competence in administrative procedures and project management skills
  • Knowledge of the data protection and freedom of information legislation


Salary: £23,000 per annum 

To apply please send your CV and covering letters, including your current salary details and notice period to or Lucy Ford, Human Resources Business Partner, Aston Villa Football Club, Villa Park, Birmingham, B6 6HE. 

Closing date: February 22, 2017 

AVFC Official
By @AVFCOfficial 6th February 2017