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Curator, Oral History

Vacancy Details

Salary: £32,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Chief Librarians Portfolio
Category: Collection Care, Curation & Conservation
Closing Date: 27/06/2021
Date Posted: 09/06/2021
Reference: 03635


Curator, Oral History

£32,000 per annum

Full Time (36 hours over normal business hours)


St Pancras, London


As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 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 make our collections and programmes available to all. 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 by anyone, anywhere.


This is a rare opportunity to join one of the world’s leading oral history centres working in an expert team. The role involves developing, managing, documenting, interpreting and promoting the Library’s oral history collections, engaging with a wide variety of partners, users and funders, including National Life Stories, the charitable trust based within the oral history section.  The post holder will also be encouraged to develop a personal contribution to the Library’s research and other strategies based on individual specialist knowledge of the collections and within the broad area of oral history, life stories, and narrative and memory studies.


We are looking for a graduate or postgraduate with demonstrable knowledge and experience of oral history; proven leadership and management skills; employment experience in a library, archive or other relevant environment; competence in using audio equipment and working with digital audio; and excellent written and verbal communication skills.


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 a minimum of 26.6%. 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.



For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref: 03635

Closing date: 28th June 2021


Interview date: 20th July 2021


Skilled worker sponsorship

We are unable to provide sponsorship under the UK Skilled Worker visa for this role, as it does not meet the eligibility criteria required for this immigration route.


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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

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