Assistant Librarian

  • Job Reference: 00001016-1
  • Date Posted: 9 June 2021
  • Recruiter: Museum of Freemasonry
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £28,000
  • Sector: Not for Profit/Charities
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Assistant Librarian (User Services)


Museum of Freemasonry is seeking an Assistant Librarian (User Services) to help make our outstanding collection of library and archival resources accessible to researchers and the public.

Freemasonry is one of the world’s oldest social and charitable organisations. Museum of Freemasonry is a registered charity which helps people to learn about freemasonry in all its historical richness through its Designated Outstanding collections. Located within Freemasons’ Hall, a landmark Art Deco building in London’s Covent Garden, the Museum is home to a library, which holds around 60,000 items relating to freemasonry and fraternal societies globally. It also has an archive, which holds around three linear kilometres of documents, drawings, photographs and audio-visual material, including the archives of the United Grand Lodge of England and the masonic charities. 

The Assistant Librarian (User Services) is responsible for facilitating access to these resources by coordinating and supervising reading room visits, assisting researchers, and answering enquiries. They will contribute to the delivery of the Museum’s digital strategy, which includes digitising selected resources. The post-holder will also have opportunities to create content for the general public, such as reading lists, website content, and displays, thereby helping a wider audience to engage with the collections and learn about freemasonry and its history.

The Museum of Freemasonry is an equal opportunities employer. No prior knowledge of freemasonry is required.  The Museum of Freemasonry is a registered charity no. 1058497.


Salary: c. £28,000 + benefits


To see a full role description and apply, visit the website via the Apply button. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 28 June 2021.