Assistant Librarian

  • Job Reference: 00002419-1
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2024
  • Recruiter: The Henry Moore Foundation
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £28,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: 12.5% employer pension contribution
  • Sector: Not for Profit/Charities, Knowledge and Information Management
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Full time: 35 hours/week (Tuesday to Saturday)

Permanent contract

Salary: £28,000 p.a. plus 12.5% pension contribution + other benefits

Location: Henry Moore Institute, Leeds city centre

This is an excellent opportunity to work in an important role in a leading arts organisation, within a friendly, team-focused culture.  The Henry Moore Institute is one of the world's leading centres for the study of sculpture, offering a programme of exhibitions that complements and animates its broader research activities.

The Assistant Librarian supports the day-to-day operation of the Henry Moore Institute Research Library including accessioning and cataloguing books and pamphlets, leading library tours and providing a welcoming reception desk service to users.  In addition, you will manage and develop the Institute’s unique collection of audio-visual resources including cataloguing images, sound recordings and films about sculpture, on the Institute’s Digital Asset Management System (iBase). 

You will have a degree or post graduate qualification in librarianship, information studies or relevant experience within an art, specialist library, museum or higher education institutional library.  You will enjoy working with digital collections, systems and tools.  You will be proactive and approachable with experience of cataloguing resources to international standards as well as excellent IT skills, a knowledge of audio-visual formats and an awareness of best practice in digital preservation.

The role includes enquiry desk duties and regular routine duties to maintain and care for the library collections.

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community and underrepresented groups.

If you are excited by this opportunity and, having read the job specification, you have the skills and experience to meet the requirements of the role, we would be pleased to receive an application from you. A recruitment pack, application and equal opportunities monitoring forms are available on our website, where further information can be found about the Henry Moore Foundation via the Apply button.

Please return your completed form to Louise Olley, HR Manager at by 10am Monday 3 June 2024.

Interviews will take place for shortlisted candidates in Leeds on Tuesday 11 June 2024.