April 14, 2024

We're looking for a Project Archivist to join our team.

We’re Recruiting: Project Archivist (Extended until Sunday 28 April)

Project Archivist Job Description

Post: Project Archivist

Duration of Role: Part-Time, Fixed Term, 2 month role (Immediate start)

Role is to start in May 2024 and end in June 2024 working 3 days per week (24 days in total)

Contract Salary: £2,960 (3 days/21 hours per week). 24 days across contract.

Based on £29,065 a year (pro rata) FTE

The Role

Oxford House is seeking a Project Archivist to support our National Lottery Heritage Funded project which is transforming public access to Oxford House’s archives and heritage. Over the past 18 months our previous Project Archivist, (who has recently left this role) has carried out the following work:

Overseen the cataloguing of our in-house collections.

Overseen the move of our collections and archive into a suitable space onsite.

Led several engagement activities reaching diverse groups across our local community.

We are looking to recruit a temporary Project Archivist to deliver the remainder of our NLHF project. Specifically, we are seeking a Project Archivist to lead on the following activities:

Developing Website

  • Work with web developers to complete the digital archive website of over 300 digitised items from the Oxford House Archive. This includes working on the creation of the new site, and integrating the link to the new site into Oxford House’s existing website
  • Suggest tweaks to improve functionality, accessibility and appearance
  • Write copy to help users navigate site


Cataloguing Complete and check cataloguing (majority complete) to ISAD(G) standard, including cataloguing accessions from internal and external sources

  • Upload catalogue data to Archives Hub and edit as necessary



  • Ensure the archive room environment is monitored and pests are logged
  • Rehouse large format paper records (architectural drawings and posters) for preservation.

Documentation and processes

  • Complete Collections Management Policy
  • Create process guide for accessioning records internally.

Engagement Support

Assist in the delivery of engagement events, from pop-up archives to the opening weekender of our 140th anniversary celebrations and exhibition

  • Train volunteers in handling, and providing public access to, archive material.
  • Evaluation Contributing to evaluation report for our NHLF-funded project.

About Oxford House

Oxford House is a historic ‘settlement house’ established in 1884 by students and graduates who came to live and work and the East End. These ‘settlers’ led projects and community initiatives ranging from men’s clubs, to work exchanges and adult learning initiatives for local people. Oxford House has been based in its listed Victorian building in the heart of Bethnal Green since 1891.

The outbreak of the Second World War became a defining moment in our history as Oxford House transitioned from the ‘settlement house model’ and became a vital community hub, reflecting its diverse local community. From youth work, projects for older people, to women’s groups and community-led Somali cultural projects, Oxford House has reflected a changing East End. Today, Oxford House is multipurpose community arts centre, still based in our beautiful, Grade II listed building and home to a theatre, dance studio, gallery, and café.

How To Apply:

Email CV, Cover Letter (no longer than 2 pages) and Diversity Monitoring Form to: jobs@oxfordhouse.org.uk  by Sunday 28 April 2024, 10pm.


Project Archivist Job Description Role 2 Extended (Click Here)

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