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Cataloguer and Researcher, Early Modern English Manuscripts

Vacancy Details


Summary
Salary: £26,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Cataloguers, Reference and Research
Closing Date: 30/09/2018
Date Posted: 14/09/2018
Reference: 02315

Description

Full Time Fixed Term to 31st March 2020

 

The British Library is undertaking a new project to digitise many of its most important English manuscripts from the period 1500 to 1650. As a Cataloguer and Researcher on this project, you will use your specialist knowledge of original sources from this period to research and catalogue the manuscripts, prepare the content for online publication and promote the digitised collection to a wide audience.

 

Successful candidates will have a post-graduate degree, or its equivalent, in early modern English/British history or literature, or another directly relevant field. They will have specialist knowledge of early modern manuscripts, and a strong knowledge of early modern palaeography, with the ability to read early modern English handwriting fluently.

Experience of cataloguing or describing early modern manuscripts is essential, as is a high level of time-management and organisational skills. 

 

These are full time, fixed term contract roles and there are three positions available.

 

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes 20.9%. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

 

More about the British Library

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future. At the moment we have well over 150 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future.

 

 

Closing date: 30th September 2018

Interview date: 15th October 2018

Disability Confident


Description: employer_small (3)We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy.

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom
  • Are you currently a British Library employee or agency member of staff?

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Contact Name: Employee Services Recruitment
Telephone: 01937 882030
Email Address: EmployeeServicesRecruitment@bl.uk

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