Archivist - Job Advertisement

27 November 2019




The College of Arms is seeking to recruit a full-time qualified archivist.

The archives of the College range in date from the Middle Ages to the present day, and are mainly concerned with heraldry, genealogy and ceremonial. They have a strong historical, antiquarian and topographical content.

The Archivist is responsible for the maintenance of the College’s large manuscript archive, and also for the library of printed books. This involves a wide range of tasks, and includes giving assistance to the Officers of Arms who comprise the College.

Among the other duties are: accessioning and cataloguing; assisting staff in research work; corresponding with and making manuscripts available to academic researchers; processing photographic requests; dealing with loans of manuscripts to exhibitions; administering digitisation projects. Within the College the Archivist liaises closely with the Conservation Department.

Applications are invited from fully qualified archivists with a post-graduate qualification in archives administration.

Those interested in this position are requested to send a CV and covering letter to:

Edward Jones
College of Arms
Queen Victoria Street

Closing date: 15 January 2020


By decision of the College of Arms all proceeds arising from the sale of The Armorial of Haiti will be donated to the international effort for the relief of Haiti
after the calamitous earthquake of 12 January 2010.

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