SEEKING ARCHIVIST FOR LABOUR HISTORY PROJECT

The New Zealand Labour History Project recently received a grant for a project to identify and collect records of the history of the Labour party and we are seeking an archivist:

Position Title: Archivist, Labour 100 Project
Hours: 20 hours per week (0.5 FTE)
Term: One year

Labour 100 is a collaboration between the New Zealand Labour Party (NZLP) and the Labour History Project (LHP) to mark the centenary of the NZLP by embarking on a project to collect, preserve and record vulnerable local and community archives such as photographs, documents and memorabilia about the history of the NZLP since, focussing on records at the grass-roots and branch level.

The project is expected to run for a year and aims to build up a body of local volunteers with the capacity to locate, collect and record papers and personal memorabilia of local Labour Party activity and activists across New Zealand. It is expected that the majority of the work at local level will be undertaken by these volunteers, once trained, and the material will be housed in local memory institutions such as libraries, archives and/or museum collections. The archivist will be responsible for training, coordinating the work of the volunteers, and compiling beginning inventory lists.

For questions e-mail Jock Phillips: shock(at)xtra.co.nz

Send applications to secretary(at)lhp.org.nz – applications close 22 July