Job Opportunity: Assistant Oral Historian, London

Posted on 06/01/2016 by


University of the Arts London

Institutional Memory Project

The project seeks to appoint an Assistant Oral Historian, between early January and the end of March 2016, to assist with the delivery of the first phase of the oral history workstream to the Institutional Memory project team.  The Assistant will be asked to carry out up to 4 interviews, in video or audio, using questions already prepared by the Oral History Consultant and the Project Archivist.

The Project aims to present the narrative of the University through the Institutional Memory which will provide accurate historical sources, to enable us to celebrate the longevity and authenticity of the Institution.  The University will use the outcomes of the Project to reach out to its alumni student and staff body and will build links with those who have shaped it, informed by knowledge of the Institution’s legacy.  The collection of oral history is a critical element in the development of the Institutional Memory and a significant workstream in the Project.

DOWNLOAD- Specification for an Assistant Oral Historian (1)

Please submit your expressions of interest and/or full proposals to:

Sarah Mahurter, Manager, University Archives and Special Collections Centre email

Please submit your documents by Friday 8th January 2016.

For a discussion about the role, please call Sarah Mahurter on 020 7514 9330 (please note that I am out of the office from 23rd December 2015 to 6th January 2016)