Assistant Local Studies Librarian

Job Description

Assistant Local Studies Librarian


Job reference:  19CORP31930A 

Application closing date: 22/09/2019 

Salary: £24,313 - £26,317 pa pro rata


Hours: 18.5 per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Service Area: Heritage Services

Department: Bath Record Office: Archives & Local Studies


An opportunity is available to work with rich and varied historic collections within the World Heritage UNESCO City of Bath.

You will help to shape the future of Bath Record Office: Archives & Local Studies and play a major role in promoting, caring for and enabling access to our important Local Studies collections. The Local Studies collection is an integral part of the resource for the research and interpretation of the history of the local area for local, national and international researchers, and the post-holder is key to facilitating access to the collection. Bath Record Office: Archives & Local Studies is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to support the Local Studies Librarian as well as the overall service delivery of the Record Office.

The post-holder will support our public research and enquiries service as well as assisting and advising council staff. This diverse role encompasses volunteer supervision, promotion of the collections through outreach and engagement activities, developing online resources and working in partnership with other organisations and stakeholders. First degree or postgraduate professional qualification in Librarianship as recognised by CILIP, or completion of CILIP Certification is desirable. Knowledge of and enthusiasm for history in general and local and family history in particular is essential to the role as well as previous experience of working in a customer service position, preferably within a library or archives setting.

Bath Record Office: Archives & Local Studies collects, preserves, promotes and provides access to collections relating to Bath & North East Somerset and its communities. It is the permanent home of the council's archives with over 4,000 linear metres of records.


Interested to find out more?

If you are interested in this post and require more details after reading the job description or just to chat through the role and what's involved please contact Anne Buchanan, Local Studies Librarian on 01225 477421.


To apply

Please use the online application facility via the Bath & North East Somerset job site

Alternatively telephone 01225 396409 (24 hours), quoting the reference number and post title for a paper application pack.

For further information on applying please see "Application Form Help" page on the Jobs website.


Interview date: Thursday 3rd October 2019