St George’s University of London is hiring an archivist (deadline 29 June)

St George’s, University of London is looking for an enthusiastic archivist to open up access to our collection of Post Mortem Registers. This unique collection, which covers the dates 1841-1946 and includes entries from anatomist Henry Gray, will provide a source for new research into the history of medicine as well as social history of 19th and early 20th century London. The collection has been digitised, and cataloguing of the project is on-going.

You will be responsible for cataloguing the registers, creating individual descriptive entries for each post mortem featured in the registers in order to make them visible, searchable, and accessible. To excel in this role you will have experience of cataloguing archive collections, working with digital archives, working independently for extended periods of time, and demonstrate an excellent attention to detail.

For further information about this position and to apply, visit

Flexible working, including part-time or reduced hours of work, opportunities to work from home for many posts, compressed hours and local flexibility in agreeing start and finish times of work are among the extra benefits offered by St George’s, University of London. It is anticipated that most of the work will be conducted from home; a laptop will be provided.

Salary: £26,715 to £35,845 plus London Allowance of £3,147 per annum.

Fixed Term until April 2021.

Deadline for applications: Monday 29 June 2020.

Image: Post mortem portrait of Kaiser Frederick III, via Wikimedia Commons

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