Lambeth Palace Library, founded in 1610, is the historic library and record office of the Archbishop of Canterbury. It is the principal repository for archives of the Archbishop and associated officials or institutions. It is freely open for public use, serving as a research centre specialising in ecclesiastical history but with far wider-ranging archive, manuscript and printed collections.
The Church of England Record Centre (CERC) holds the archives of a variety of historical central Church of England bodies, which document the evolving organisation and activities of the Church of England since 1704. CERC also provides a records management service to the National Church Institutions and advice to the wider church.
We are looking for two Assistant Archivists to join us. One will be based at Lambeth Palace Library (LPL) and the other will be based at the Church of England Record Centre (CERC). Collections of both LPL and CERC are scheduled to be moved to a new bespoke library in the grounds of Lambeth Palace during 2020.
As an Assistant Archivist, you will help us to make our collections of archives and manuscripts accessible to the public, mainly through the provision of archive cataloguing, the reading room and enquiry services. You will also play a key role in supporting our move to our new building on the Lambeth Palace site.
If successful, you will be offered a contract which is expected to last for 2 years. Our normal hours of work are 35 per week, Monday to Friday however the Lambeth Palace Library Reading Room remains open on Thursdays until 7.30 pm. The holder of the LPL post will be expected to support this by working approximately one evening every three weeks on a rota basis, until 8.00 pm.
Interviews will be held on Friday 10th May 2019 at CERC.
In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
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