Fixed term to 31 August 2022
The Methodist Church is seeking a Project Archivist to help the existing Archivist leading the project to complete the appraisal of an archive of largely, but not exclusively, twentieth-century missionary records and other items. Applicants should have a postgraduate archive qualification and preferably experience in the context of religious archives. However, recent graduates are very welcome to apply.
You will need to be able to appraise the records and remove material inappropriate for deposit, and prepare for relocation those records and other items appropriate for permanent preservation and suitable for research purposes. The archive will mostly be deposited with the SOAS Library, University of London (or occasionally another Methodist archive or museum collection).
A passion for archives and their value, and excellent communication and team-working skills are essential. COVID restrictions allowing, we hope the Project Archivist will be able to help to recruit and supervise a small group of volunteers to allow this work to progress in a timely manner. The Methodist Church is committed to making its archives accessible as part of mission and outreach, and you will need to be sympathetic to the ethos of the Methodist Church. Knowledge of missionary and or Methodist history would be an advantage. This work will be based in the Methodist Church’s offices in Marylebone, London. As an inclusive organisation, we welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from people of Black, Asian and other ethnic groups consider as minority in the UK (BAME), as they are currently under-represented within the Team.
For more information about Methodist heritage and mission, and especially how we care for and seek to use our archive collections, please visit: Archives | Methodist Heritage
For more details of the of the Methodist Missionary Society collections at the SOAS Library, please visit: Missionary Collections | Special Collections | SOAS Library | SOAS University of London
Closing date 12 noon on 2 August
Interviews on Thursday 12 August
For more details and to apply for this role, please visit our jobs website: Project Archivist – Methodist Church (current-vacancies.com)