Main Hall by Peter Guenzel
Library & Learning Manager
Senior position - 2 year fixed term contract - full-time
The Library and Archives at Conway Hall are the foremost resource for Humanism and related subjects in the UK. The stock includes well over 10,000 volumes, and important collections of periodicals, archives and manuscripts, photographs and musical scores, as well as heritage collections of art works and objects.
Following successful projects to create online catalogues, the Library and Archives will now form a key element in ambitious plans to revitalise Conway Hall’s activities and public benefit as an educational charity. This will involve both consolidating the professional management of the collections and also refocusing services to include a broader audience and new ways of sharing and delivering information.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated professional with senior level experience in Librarianship and Learning, capable of leading the development of a Learning strategy that includes partnership working and outreach programming. The successful candidate will have solid professional, IT and communication skills and proven experience of developing services and benefit to users. Experience of working creatively with colleagues in related disciplines and beyond is essential.
Hours: 9.30 – 17.00 5 days per week.
Holidays: 25 days per annum, plus one week over the Christmas holiday period, (all based upon 37.5 hours per week).
Probation period: 6 months
Pension: An optional stakeholder pension scheme is available.
Closing date: 30th April 2015
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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award
This is an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) collaborative doctorate award, which is a collaboration between the Royal Northern College of Music, Keele University and Conway Hall Ethical Society, London. The student will have the opportunity to develop a PhD project from the rich musical resources of Conway Hall Ethical Society Archive in London. The Society is known for its promotion of equal rights, freethinking and humanist values. The project tests this understanding of the Society in the case of music. It focuses on the hitherto unstudied music holdings at the Humanist Library and Archives. These include the extensive South Place Sunday Concert Archive, which contains concert programmes, scores, annual reports and minute books from its beginnings in1887 to the present day. The library’s collection also includes other musical documents relating to the Society’s varied community and public activities. The candidate will gain an insight into the working of the Conway Hall Ethical Society and will have the chance to engage with current audiences to stimulate debate and facilitate reflection. The student will be supported by a multidisciplinary supervisory team under the direction of Professor Barbara Kelly (RNCM), involving colleagues from English and History at Keele University.
The RNCM is part of the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership. RNCM students benefit from the various training opportunities available through this partnership.
Contact Professor Barbara Kelly for details about the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (Barbara.Kelly@rncm.co.uk )
Funding amount: £13,863 per annum
Closing date for applications: 1 May 2015
London Thinks events are designed to bring world class speakers to London. Each event is absolutely unique and is an intellectual highlight for all those who attend. If you are interested in making these events run smoothly and with panache then please download the role information and application form in order to apply.
Information & Shop
The Information & Shop is the first point of contact for our clients and guests, where information about Conway Hall Ethical Society and our events can be obtained. Here, guests can also purchase literature, branded merchandise, snacks and quirky items.
If you would like to be involved in the advancement of ethical principles, contemporary views on humanism, the making of an atheist community and an upcoming secular society, please do come and volunteer with us. Conway Hall is one of central London’s historic venues and is the centre of such independent thinking and debate. It is the place to meet like-minded people whose ideals you might share or even wish to challenge.
Please download the role information and application form to apply.
Other volunteering opportunities
If you would like to volunteer at Conway Hall in any other capacity, please fill out our
online volunteer application form.