Rebellion seeks out a British Comics Archivist

Image: Rebellion/ Treasury of British Comics

Image: Rebellion/ Treasury of British Comics

Rebellion, publishers of 2000AD, Judge Dredd Megazine and much more, possesses the largest archive of British comics and British popular culture publishing in the world, and any good archive needs an archivist – and that’s exactly what the company is looking for.

Here’s the job brief…

Are you a first class Archivist looking for a new challenge? Love pop culture in all its forms, from comics and pulp fiction through to children’s magazines and video games?

After a series of major acquisitions, Rebellion now possesses to the largest archive of British comics and British popular culture publishing in the world. Our collection ranges from 1888 right up to the modern day, and includes comics, pulp magazines and more, from Comic Cuts and Union Jack to the Sexton Blake Library, Roy of the Rovers, Misty, and 2000 AD.

In addition, Rebellion’s video games division is at the forefront on independent video game making, and has amassed a significant and wide-ranging digital archive. Rebellion is therefore seeking an experienced Archivist to catalogue our physical collection and engage with Rebellion’s digital games archive.

This is an incredible opportunity to work with a significant cultural collection, and realise its potential as a working archive.

This role is full-time, based in-house at our Oxford headquarters. We can consider permanent or in-house contract employment but not freelance or agencies. You must be able to legally work in the UK

I suspect there are a fair few downthetubes readers who might be interested…

Full details and application process information here

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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