The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

SPMA seeks new Ordinary Members of Council, and Editors for Monograph series and Journal

Friday 7 July 2017

SPMA has a number of vacancies on its Council to start in December 2017. We are seeking:

  • Three Ordinary Members (3-year term)
  • Monograph Series Editor, to oversee the preparation, publication and marketing of SPMA's monograph series
  • Journal Editor (open to joint editor/job share arrangement), to oversee the editing, production and publication of our journal  

Council Members must also be members of the SPMA, and we are keen to have a strong balance on Council between different sectors and interest groups in the discipline, such as academics, community archaeology groups, museum professionals, members of heritage organisations, and commercial archaeologists.

Delegates at the Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress, Hull, April 2017

SPMA Council carries out much of its business during quarterly Council meetings at locations across Britain - reasonable travel expenses for attendance are reimbursed. By arrangement Council members can also participate in meetings remotely by Skype. As the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology is a registered charity, the Members of Council are its trustees; they ensure that the charity is running well and does what it was set up to do. You can find out more about being a charity trustee on the Charity Commission website.

If you would like to find out more about Council roles and what is involved, email Emma Dwyer at secretary@spma.org.uk, and for the Journal Editor role email our current Editor Alasdair Brooks at editor@spma.org.uk

In order to consider potential applicants for Council nominations, please provide a summary of your qualifications/professional background and experience, and what you feel you could bring to the role. Please send this statement to the SPMA’s Secretary at secretary@spma.org.uk at your earliest convenience, and ideally by 1st September 2017. All of the candidates will be considered by Council at our September Council meeting, and we will make a recommendation of our preferred candidates to the AGM at the Society of Antiquaries on 15th December. Any SPMA member can also put themsleves up for election at the AGM, by submitting a nomination to the Secretary 21 days in advance of the meeting.