Assistant Archivist, St George’s Chapel Archives and Chapter Library, Windsor Castle

Assistant Archivist, St George’s Chapel Archives and Chapter Library, Windsor Castle

St George’s Chapel was founded in 1348. Its archives, which date from the 12th century, relate not only to the history of the Chapel and associated buildings in the Lower Ward of Windsor Castle, but also to the properties it once possessed in 30 counties in England and Wales. Illuminated manuscripts include the early registers of the Order of the Garter. The Chapter Library contains almost 6,000 rare books, dating mainly from the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Dean and Canons of Windsor invite applications from graduates with a qualification in archives and records management for the post of Assistant Archivist.

The successful applicant will be required to carry out the full range of professional duties and to assist the Archivist and Chapter Librarian in the management, promotion and overall development of the department. Familiarity with medieval Latin and palaeography together with excellent interpersonal and computer skills are essential for this post.

Salary: £28,093 p.a.

This is a full-time, permanent post and it is anticipated that the successful applicant will begin work in January 2022.

For an informal discussion of the post, please contact Kate McQuillian, Archivist and Chapter Librarian, on [email protected] or 01753 848724

For further information including a full job description and application form, please click the following links:

Assistant Archivist Job Description

Application form

The closing date for applications is Monday 1 November 2021. 

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 8 November 2021.

The completed application form and a covering letter should be returned by email to [email protected]  or by post to The Chapter Office, The Cloisters, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NJ.

The Queen's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.