Consultant Archivist – Honor Frost Archive (HFA), Fixed-Term Cataloguing Project
Tenders are invited for a Consultant Archivist to catalogue and process the Honor Frost Archive (HFA). A qualified archivist with over five years relevant professional experience is sought for this role. The completion time for the project has been set at 100 days.
Honor Frost (1917-2010) was a pioneer in the field of marine archaeology during the mid-late twentieth century. She made a bequest to found the Honor Frost Foundation (HFF) – http://honorfrostfoundation.org – an organisation that provides funding for research projects with a focus on the marine archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean.
The HFA consists of c.2 cubic metres of boxed papers, correspondence, photographs, and slides; with the occasional artefact, stone sample, and ecofact. In addition, Honor Frost’s library collection will be retained alongside the archival material at the storage premises, for consultation and cross-reference throughout the process.
The successful applicant will be engaged as a self-employed consultant, financed by the Honor Frost Foundation (HFF) in line with ARA recommended salary guidelines: http://www.archives.org.uk/careers/jobs.html.
The start date is negotiable, although project commencement by the end of July/beginning of August 2015 is desirable; it can be worked on a full-time or part-time basis, subject to agreement with premises management.. The project should be completed by July 2016.
Work will be undertaken in office processing space at the East London storage facility where the HFA is currently housed; the bulk of the material is in archive-quality boxes, there is an extended packing list of current box contents, and additional packaging and preservation materials can be made available. The storage facility office hours are 9.30am to 5.30pm; on working days the successful candidate will need to be at the facility for full days between these hours.