Project Archivist Vacancy at the Marx Memorial Library: ‘Volunteers for Liberty: The Archives of the International Brigades’
National Cataloguing Grants Scheme funded project
This is an exciting opportunity for an archivist with experience cataloguing complex collections to work on the most significant archive on the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) in the UK.
The archive is of international research interest and documents the British response to the Spanish Civil War. At its core are the archives of the International Brigades: the papers of the International Brigade Association and the personal papers of numerous volunteers. It is also a unique resource on the Aid Spain movement, which mobilised in support of the besieged Spanish Republican Government, and later campaigns against the Francoist dictatorship in the UK and elsewhere.
You will catalogue this fascinating collection using our online Soutron cataloguing system http://marx.soutron.net/Portal/, select material for digitisation, oversee the work of volunteers re-packing the collection and play a central role in promoting it through our website and social media. There will also be scope for involvement in outreach activities including writing articles, giving presentations and contributing to an education pack aimed at school groups.
The Marx Memorial Library, founded in 1933, is a library, archive, museum and education charity. Our collections, classes, lectures and events focus on the science of Marxism, the history of socialism and the working-class movement. You will play a central role in the day to day life of the MML as part of a small, dynamic team. In addition to a postgraduate qualification in archives and records management, you be highly motivated, happy to work independently and have a keen interest in the work and remit of the MML.
This is a full-time fixed term 11-month post on £26,000 per-annum. Closing date Midday 9 January 2017.
37a, Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU; www.marx-memorial-library.org.uk; 020 7253 1485