A Club Historian keeps records of a sports club’s previous achievements, records and seasons. Maintaining an extensive archive, they record statistics, provide insight and contribute material for club communications, such as the matchday programmes. They may be tasked with identifying former players to invite to matchdays. Often, they’ll help provide their hospitality and introduce them to the crowd.
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Despite usually being a part-time or voluntary role, the Club Historian is seen as the authoritative voice on all of a club’s past. Expect random requests and calls for quirky statistical analyses.
An undergraduate degree may help a Club Historian with their work, but a passion for the club and ability to research and analyse the past is the key requirement.
Previous research, handling of data and insight is essential. Applicants should be self-motivated and comfortable working in isolation. A vast and demonstrable knowledge of the club and its history is highly beneficial.