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Archivist
Grade: 7
Salary Range: 28,982-37,768

An opportunity has arisen for an individual to join the Department of Manuscripts and Archives at Cambridge University Library. Cambridge University Library is one of the world's great research libraries. Over the course of six centuries its collections have grown from a few dozen volumes on a handful of subjects into an extraordinary collection of millions of items, as well as a constantly-growing range of electronic resources. The Library's holdings cover every conceivable aspect of human endeavour, across three thousand years and in over two thousand languages. From its beginnings as an asset for a tiny community of theologians and canon lawyers in the medieval university, the Library's mission today has expanded to serve the international scholarly community and now, through its digitisation projects, to reach new audiences across the world. The collections have been gradually enriched by gift, purchase and deposit since the Library's beginnings and around 75,000 items from the collections are consulted every year in the reading rooms by members of the University and external researchers. Many thousands more are viewed remotely via the Cambridge Digital Library and the Library is committed to using digital technologies to bring its unique collections to diverse audiences around the world.

This role is part of Department of Manuscripts and University Archives in the Library's Special Collections Division, which is responsible for the Library's oldest and most valuable materials, in manuscript, printed and artefact form. It comprises a large collection of early manuscripts (including many celebrated items, e.g. the Codex Bezae of the New Testament), scientific manuscripts (including those of Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin), business and institutional archives, estate papers, the personal papers of scholars, politicians, writers and musicians, and the University Archives, the official records of the University dating from the thirteenth century onwards. Increasingly, future acquisitions will be in digital form.

The role-holder will be an experienced qualified archivist who will participate in the full range of curatorial activities in the Department of Manuscripts and University Archives under the direction of the Keeper of Manuscripts and University Archives. S/he will be responsible for all aspects of the management of a number of post-medieval personal and institutional archival collections, including collection development and description, and will be expected to engage fully with the management of digitised and born-digital archives. In addition, the Library is undergoing a series of restructures and realignment of its strategic priorities and the successful candidate must be willing to work within this changing environment, which will build on and enhance the Library's special collections provision, including its archival holdings.

The role-holder will play a key part in the development of high quality, reader-focused services to support scholarship, promoting the Library and its archival holdings to the research community nationally and internationally. The role-holder must be outward-looking and pro-active in working with colleagues to develop innovative digital services alongside traditional methods to support the University in its teaching, learning and research and to make the collections accessible to the widest possible audience.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to create and log in to create an online application form.

The closing date for applications is 29 July and interviews will take place at the beginning of September.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr Suzanne Paul, Keeper of Manuscripts and University Archives (tel: 01223 333149; email: sp510@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference VE09595 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Closing Date: Friday 29 July 2016

 

Manager of Institutional Repository (Fixed Term)
Grade: 6
Salary Range: 27,328-32,600

The University of Cambridge is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced individual to work within the Office of Scholarly Communication as the Manager of Institutional Repository. The funding landscape in the UK now requires that the outputs of funded research, such as research articles, conference proceedings and supporting research data are made publicly available. The University's DSpace repository houses the wide range of research outputs of the University, ranging from published articles and conference papers, through to datasets, theses, videos and molecules.

The post holder will work within the growing and friendly Office of Scholarly Communication at the University Library. He/she will manage the digital content of the institutional repository and provide assistance to end users, including advice relating to third party copyright issues. He/she will be also responsible for reviewing and where necessary, modifying, the structure of digital collections in the repository, as well as the organisation of various types of research outputs stored in the repository. The role holder will participate in the ongoing upgrades and integration of the repository within existing and future Library and University systems. This will involve consideration of workflows that increase efficiency and provide a positive experience for the users. The Manager of Institutional Repository will stay abreast of developments in discipline-specific and generic metadata standards, and technological advancements in digital curation and preservation.

Applicants should have an understanding of the academic environment, familiarity with a range of data formats, desktop software, and operating systems, and be willing to learn. Applicants should have expert IT skills, knowledge of Linux, command line, xml protocols, and the ability to communicate technical information with clarity and effectiveness.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to create and log in to create an online application form.

The closing date for applications is Friday 29 July 2016.

Interviews for this post are anticipated to take place in early August.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Dr Danny Kingsley, Office of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge University Library, Tel: 01223-(7)47 437; Email: dak45@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference VE09626 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Closing Date: Friday 29 July 2016

 

Exhibitions Programme Manager (Fixed Term)
Grade: 8
Salary Range: 34,576-46,414

Cambridge University Library is one of the world’s great research libraries. Over the course of six centuries its collections have grown from a few dozen volumes on a handful of subjects into an extraordinary accumulation of several million items augmented by an ever-increasing range of electronic resources. They cover every conceivable aspect of human endeavour, across three thousand years and in over two thousand languages. From its beginnings as an asset for a tiny community of theologians and canon lawyers in the medieval university, the Library’s mission today has expanded to serve the international scholarly community and now, through its digitisation projects, to reach new audiences across the world.

This role sits within Research Collections (comprising Reader Services, Special Collections, the Cambridge Digital Library and the Digital Content Unit, as well as having responsibility for digital humanities initiatives within the Library) and will report to the Associate Director for Research Collections, who is a member of the Library’s Senior Leadership Team. These functions were amalgamated earlier this year in order to drive forward and support the University’s teaching and research agenda. As part of this reorganisation, we are now seeking an exceptional leader and manager for our exhibitions programme, which forms one of the cornerstones of our research strategy.

This new post of Exhibitions Programme Manager will lead, develop, manage and coordinate a compelling programme of physical and virtual exhibitions for the University Library. Currently, two major exhibitions are held each year in the Library’s Milstein Exhibition Centre, each accompanied by a virtual exhibition and publication. Smaller exhibitions, of four to eight weeks duration, also take place in the Library Entrance Hall on a regular basis. In addition, the Library loans items from its collections to around ten national and international exhibitions each year. The post holder will build on existing strengths in this area, reviewing the whole range of our internal and external provision and facilities, and developing an ambitious new vision for our exhibitions and then delivering it to the scholarly community and the wider world.

This role is not primarily a curatorial one. Instead, the Programme Manager will be responsible - in collaboration with senior staff - for leading the overall strategic direction and then providing the physical, logistical, financial, marketing and project support arrangements which will enable curators from inside and outside the Library to produce exhibitions to the highest possible standards of presentation and interpretation, on and offsite. You will review our existing provision in all areas, and building on existing successes, set realistic targets for short, medium and long-term improvements.

It is recognised that exhibitions can form an important part of research project ‘impact’ as well as provide more general public engagement opportunities. The role holder will be expected to work with the University’s research community to exploit the potential for Library exhibitions to assist with impact, and to assist in bringing selected exhibition and engagement projects to fruition.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to create and log in to create an online application form.

The closing date for applications is Friday 12 August 2016. Informal enquiries are welcomed by Mark Purcell, Associate Director for Research Collections (mp790@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference VE09673 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Closing Date: Friday 12 August 2016