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Project Archivist

The Methodist Church




London and Home Counties

Ref: JN006904

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Project Archivist - Methodist Missionary

Society Archive

0.6FTE fi xed term initially of 24 months (21 hours per week)

£30,000 pro rata


The Methodist Church is seeking a part-time, experienced archivist to appraise an archive of largely, but not exclusively, twentieth-century missionary records and other items. This Project Archivist will need 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).


The Project Archivist will help to recruit and supervise a small group of volunteers to allow this work to progress in a timely manner. We hope there will be occasional opportunities to promote the collection of historic Methodist missionary manuscripts, images and printed books held at the SOAS Library using interesting items from this work on the archive.


Applicants should be graduates with a postgraduate archive qualification. You will have relevant collection management, conservation and cataloguing experience, preferably in the context of religious archives with excellent communication and team-working skills. Knowledge of missionary and or Methodist history would be an advantage.


The number of hours per day and on which weekdays they are worked by the Project Archivist is negotiable, but it would be preferable if the Project Archivists worked at least 3 hours per week at the same time on the same day to ensure continuity. This work will be based in the Methodist Church offices in London, but there may be occasional need to visit the records stored offsite and out of London, for which expenses will be paid. 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


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Closing Date: 28 January 2019

Interview Date: 7 February 2019


For further details and an application form, e-mail:


The Methodist Church is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Registered Charity No. 1132208

Closing date: 28 January 2019


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