Archivist, part-time (3 days, 22.5 hours a week)
Founded in 1901, The Club is the oldest and largest in the world for all forms of camping, and today represents more than 700,000 camping and caravanning enthusiasts. We operate a network of more than 100 UK campsites, have an in-house European Travel Service that provides Club members with discounted crossings and campsite bookings throughout Europe, as well as organising fly-drive tours to exciting destinations such as Argentina and New Zealand.
At The Camping and Caravanning Club we have a fair size archive, dating back to our beginnings in 1901. It includes such things as a 1901 silk tent made by the Club's founder for his own use, complete sets of Club magazines going back to 1909 and thousands of pennons, created to remind campers of their camping adventures in the UK and abroad.
We are now looking for someone with some experience in archiving who can help log, display and store our Archive as well as continue building relationships with organisations such as other Clubs or museums.
Apart from receiving archive material into the current collection, we'll be looking for answers to questions such as:
- Are our Primus stoves stored safely?
- How can we best use the cine film of camping through the ages?
- Should we have a collection of camping books or are there other places that can meet this need?
- What's the best way to store, build and develop the archive in the future so more people can enjoy it?
If you feel you could help us answer some of these questions, updating a digital catalogue along the way, then please get in touch.
The Camping and Caravanning club is a fantastic place to work. We offer a competitive salary and an auto enrolment pension scheme as well as a generous annual leave entitlement, free parking and most importantly a friendly and supportive workplace.
Hours of work: 3 days between Monday to Friday 08:45 -16:45 (7.5 hours per day, 22.5 hours per week)