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Curator, Prints & Drawings

Vacancy Details

Salary: Salary £26,000 - £31,726 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Chief Librarians Portfolio
Category: Collection Care, Curation & Conservation
Closing Date: 03/07/2022
Date Posted: 15/06/2022
Reference: 04142


Full Time, Fixed Term for 12 months

The British Library is looking to recruit a full-time Curator with a specialist interest in 16th-18th century prints. This post offers an exceptional scholarly and professional development opportunity to an emerging works-on-paper curator who will create records for prints in our national collection which have remained hidden and under-studied, categorised to date as books, maps, manuscripts or music. They will be a fully integrated member of the curatorial staff of the Printed Heritage department and supported by colleagues across the Library.

The post will require a proven knowledge of prints and their physical characteristics and experience of cataloguing prints. Knowledge of Latin, French and/or Italian would be an advantage.

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.

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 20.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade. 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:04142

Closing date: 03 July 2022

Interview date: 22 July 2022

We are able to provide sponsorship under the UK Skilled Worker visa for this role, as it does  meet the eligibility criteria required for this immigration route





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