Thamesmead Community Archive Manager

Freelance part-time role for 12 months

We are looking for someone with a passion for archives and local history to set up and manage the first Community Archive for Thamesmead. The development of the archive has been funded by a generous grant from Heritage Lottery Fund, and will form a key part of Thamesmead’s 50th anniversary programme and Thamesmead’s cultural strategy.

Peabody, in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London Borough of Bexley, has embarked on an extensive regeneration programme for Thamesmead in South East London that will span 30 years, build thousands of new homes and support both existing and new communities. Throughout this process we recognise the importance of preserving and celebrating local history, and reinforcing Thamesmead’s unique identity.

The post will be a part-time freelance contract with a set fee for 12 months. The post holder will be responsible for setting up the archive and its processes, recruiting and managing local volunteers, commissioning artists for heritage projects, and commissioning a new website to host the extensive archive online. The post holder will be a key part of the Thamesmead Culture team which is part of the Thamesmead Regeneration Directorate for
Peabody. The post holder will report to the Head of Cultural Strategy for Thamesmead and be supported day to day by the Cultural Programme Coordinator.

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Applicants are required to submit a covering letter and CV to: Lisa Drew: [email protected]

Deadline for applications: 9am 3rd September 2018

Interviews: Wednesday 12th September 2018

Start date: Immediate / end of September