Current vacancies

The Society (based at Burlington House in London) is a registered charity and the oldest learned society in Britain concerned with the material remains of the past. The Society consists of 3,000 Fellows who are scholars and practitioners working across the cultural heritage sector. The Society also owns and manages a historic property in Oxfordshire, Kelmscott Manor, which was the former Cotswolds retreat of William Morris and the final home of his daughter, May Morris.

Current vacancies:


Employer: Society of Antiquaries of London

Location: London

Salary: Pro rata £32,000 (£25,600 for 28 hours per week)

Status: Permanent


We are looking to recruit an Archivist at the Society of Antiquaries of London.  Dating back to 1718 the Society’s Archives are an unbroken record of the Society’s existence and activities since its first formal meeting on 1 January 1718 (with some records dating back to the informal meetings of 1707).  This is an exciting new post with responsibility for making the Society’s Archives visible and searchable and for setting in place a records management programme.

As a member of the Library team, you will respond to Archive enquiries and undertake regular Library Enquiry Desk duties. The post holder will also have responsibility for promoting the Archive by preparing displays, as well as content for social media.

Closing date for applications is 9.00am on Monday 30 November 2020

Interviews will be held via Zoom on Friday 11th December 2020

Please email your completed application and equal opportunities monitoring form to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Archivist’

Application form and further information below.

Archivist job description

Application Form


General Information for Applicants

Information about the Library, Archive and Museum Collections

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