Researchers/ Archivists (Heritage Archives/Education)

Researchers/ Archivists (Heritage Archives/Education)

Ongoing role
J94420
At a glance

Skills

  • Copywriting / Journalism
  • Project / programme management
  • Market research
  • Research (qualitative / quantitative)

Where

London, EC1R 0HB
Remote opportunity, or mainly at home.
Travel limit? We are based in central London for Board meetings, therefore a radius of 15 miles or Zone 6, London

Time

Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
0-5 hours / month, 1-3 hours / week or 3-7 hours / week

We are looking for two individuals to explore our archives with the aim of researching topics and themes leading to curating new projects.

What will you be doing?

They will be able to conduct research into the documentations of the archives at LMA. This will involve remote research and with occasional visits to the Archives in London

We'd like to identify research on two topics for into projects and events for 2024/25
 

What are we looking for?

Ideally, you will have two of the following experiences/skills:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the work and needs of the broader educational sector, where the African Caribbean heritage sector covers a range of areas (archives, publishing, community activism, schools and higher education, libraries, museums, galleries)
  • Knowledge of issues currently facing young people on education, access, and community supplementary schools
  • Experience of researching in archives or libraries
  • Awareness about the work of independent charities with a focus on education, heritage and culture

What difference will you make?

We are a small team and so far we have a very good track record in delivering small-scale art and archive projects.

We are keen to extend our reach across generations and to make more of the information available online. (Specifically annual Huntley conferences, symposia, schools workshops, plus a ground-breaking exhibition: www.nocolourbar.org ).

Your input will shape how we present ourselves to our stakeholders, funders and general public. We are keen to build our capacity to develop educational projects with schools and communities.

Your research skills and expertise will enable us to grow and scope new possibilities, activities and ways of working with partners.

Our legacy means that we attract people from a range of backgrounds, but all who have a shared interest and value the contribution to current social, education, environmental improvements that Eric and Jessica Huntley have made across ALL communities, not only the African Caribbean Diaspora.

Before you apply

  • Please contact us via Reach with any questions.
  • Interviews will be an informal Zoom chat with our chief executive
  • Please provide a short cover letter telling us about yourself, why you are interested in this role and your relevant experience
Causes
  • Arts
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Campaigning
  • Education
  • Human rights
  • Museums / heritage
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 
    Charity

    The Friends of the Huntley Archives at LMA Foundation (FHALMA)

    FHALMA is a charitable foundation (2013) whose vision is amplify the legacy of Guyanese-born radical Black publishing pioneers...