We are seeking an Archivist to survey archival material at our Weave sites.

About Weave Youth & Community Services

Weave Youth & Community Services is a place-based community organisation located on unceded Gadigal and Bidjigal Land in Sydney, that has been delivering a range of programs, supports and services developed with and for the community for 48 years. 

Weave’s purpose is to empower people to change their lives, and healing and connection is at the centre of our work. Weave supports children, young people, women and families who are impacted by systemic disadvantage and intergenerational trauma. Around 70% of those we support across Weave are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. As a non-Aboriginal controlled organisation, Weave is strongly committed to walking alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their ongoing fight for justice and self-determination. 

Our work at every level is guided by our Aboriginal Healing Framework

Summary of the Position

Weave Youth and Community Services is seeking the services of a professional archivist to survey possible archival material held in four repositories in and around Sydney, specifically at sites across Waterloo, Woolloomooloo and Malabar. 

There is a combination of physical and digital items to be sorted and catalogued. At this survey stage, there is no intention to remove items physically. Help will be provided in accessing heavy items or items stored in difficult locations. 

This work is preparatory to the establishment of an archive for Weave in the lead up to our 50 year anniversary. There is the possibility of further work establishing the archives on completion of the survey.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Design and lead a survey of Weave archival material.
  • Produce a brief description of the record series.
  • Implement a system to catalogue the precise location of each record, and create brief listings of other items which should be included in an archive; for example, films, artworks, posters. 
  • Ensure the safety and security of all material within the collections by monitoring storage and environmental conditions.
  • Identify records and data that can be deleted in line with Weave’s data retention policy.
View the Position Description

Interested in joining us? We’d love to hear from you. 

*Please Note: In order for us to properly assess your application, we require both your resume and a document addressing each of the selection criteria. 

You can call Nicole on 0430 586 650 for further information about the role.