Assistant Archivist Vacancy

Salary: £26,954 rising after completion of probation to £28,983 per year.

This is an excellent opportunity to join Lambeth Palace Library, the National Library and Archive of the Church of England, as an Assistant Archivist.

As Assistant Archivist you will support the vision and mission of the Library by contributing to the description, interpretation and promotion of the Library’s collections of archives and manuscripts for the benefit of internal and external users.

The focus of the role will be on the Library’s outstanding collection of medieval and early modern manuscripts (up to 1830), however you will also work with more recent material when needed.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role, please contact

Interviews will be held on Thursday 13th January 2022.

Please see here for further information and to apply.

Events Exhibitions Service announcement

Treasures of the Library I

From 11 November to 17 December there will be a small public exhibition in the entrance hall of the new Library. Opening hours are 10am – 5pm, Monday to Friday and admission is free. The exhibition will contain some of the treasures of the Library and will give an overview of the types of material that we hold, including medieval manuscripts, early printed books, archival material, prints, and maps. Highlights include one of the daily reports made by the physicians of George III detailing his mental and physical infirmities, a book of devotions and meditations personally compiled, and presented to the Her Majesty the Queen, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Geoffrey Fisher to help prepare her for her coronation, a copy of the Gutenberg Bible and the 9th century MacDurnan Gospels (see above).

The exhibition takes place in the entrance hall mezzanine Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. There is no need to book and admission is free.