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Archives Trainee (Fixed Term)
Grade: 3
Salary Range: 18,734

There will be a vacancy starting early September 2016 for a temporary Archives Trainee in the University Archives. The aim of the post is to provide a systematically planned and supervised experience of archives administration and modern records management. From a base in the University Library, the post-holder will answer enquiries, work in the Manuscripts Reading Room, sort, list, label and box documents, and participate in the general administration of the Archives. S/he will also assist in the current record-keeping guidance provided to administrators by the University's Information Compliance Officer. Some lifting and carrying of heavy volumes and boxes is involved.

You should have, or expect to obtain in 2016, an honours degree and have previous experience, however brief, of working in some capacity within an archive or special collections service. You should also have an informed awareness of the work involved in archives administration and a genuine desire to develop skills in advance of taking a postgraduate qualification and pursuing a career in the field. Please do not apply if you have already taken, or are currently taking, a postgraduate archive qualification.

The appointment will be for a fixed term for one year from the date of appointment.

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 27 July 2016.

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 Tuesday 28 June 2016.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Jacky Cox, e-mail: jc10021@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference VE09282 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: Tuesday 28 June 2016

 

Collection Care Assistant (2 posts available)
Grade: 4
Salary Range: 21,605-25,023

Cambridge University Library is currently seeking two Collection Care Assistants to join our newly established Collection Care Team which sits alongside the established Conservation Team. You will work in a team of six under the guidance of the Collection Care Manager. The team is dedicated to supporting and coordinating collection care activities across the University Library in such a way as to understand, quantify and minimise risk to our disparate range of collections. The key responsibilities of such a team include: environmental monitoring, disaster preparedness, delivering box-making projects targeted at the highest risk collections, targeted book repair, pest management and assisting with the preparation of material for exhibitions.

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 08 July 2016. Interviews are likely to be held week beginning the 11 July.

Candidates are required to submit a portfolio of work prior to the interview.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Shaun Thompson, st356@cam.ac.uk or 01223 333 028.

Please quote reference VE09465 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 8 July 2016

 

Curator of Scientific Collections
Grade: 8
Salary Range: 34,576-46,414

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced professional archivist to join the Department of Manuscripts and Archives at Cambridge University Library and to take on responsibility for all aspects of the care and curation of scientific archives and manuscripts in physical, digitised and born-digital form. The University Library's collection of scientific manuscripts and archives is one of the most important of its kind in the world. It includes the working papers and correspondence of Charles Darwin and the pre-eminent collection of the scientific and mathematical papers of Sir Isaac Newton. The collection is rich in the papers of Cambridge scholars distinguished in all fields of science including Lord Rutherford, Lord Kelvin, Adam Sedgwick and James Clerk Maxwell. It also contains the important institutional archive of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. The role-holder also shares responsibility with specialists in the Rare Books Department for the Library's scientific rare book collections and must demonstrate flexibility in working across departmental and disciplinary boundaries.

The role-holder will play a key part in the development of the Library's collections of 20th and 21st-century scientific papers. S/he will be proactive in liaising with collectors, creators and dealers of scientific collections, including key individuals in science, technology, engineering, mathematical (STEM) and medical fields within the University and beyond to build the collections of the future, acquiring both paper and, increasingly, born-digital archives which will complement existing holdings and consolidate the Library's reputation as a major international repository for scientific archival collections. The role-holder will also be responsible for the provision of high quality reader-focused services to support scholarship on the scientific collections, collaborating closely with academic partners and promoting the Library and its unique collections to the research community nationally and internationally. The role-holder must be outward-looking and dynamic in developing innovative digital services alongside traditional methods to support the University in its teaching, learning and research and to make the scientific 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 22 July and interviews will take place on 25 August. Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr Suzanne Paul, Keeper of Manuscripts and University Archives (tel: 01223 333149; sp510@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference VE09434 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 22 July 2016