Collections Assistant

Job Description

Collections Assistant

Location: Bedford Square, Central London
Contract Type: Fixed Term – 1 year
Department: AA Library & AA Archives
Reports to: Head of Library & Head of Archives
Hours: Full-time
Salary: £27,000 per annum

The Role

The Collections Assistant is a dual role based in the AA’s Archives and Library. The post-holder will be responsible for providing professional support and high-quality reader services and assisting with the management, cataloguing and digitisation of the AA Archives and serials management in the AA Library. In addition, the role involves supervising access to the collections, responding to enquiries and overseeing the work of student assistants and volunteers. The job also requires the applicant to assist with outreach activities and communication across the collections. The work of the AA Library and Archives complement each other and this role is envisaged as helping to further develop synergy between the two departments. Applicants must demonstrate flexibility, self-motivation and a willingness to learn.

Who We Seek

A dedicated and experienced Collection Assistant with a professional qualification in Archives or Librarianship of equivalent. The applicant must be able to work under his or her own initiative, and excellent interpersonal skills are essential.

Job Description 

How to Apply

Please apply by email by the closing date of 1st September 2019 stating the job title in the subject heading.

Please include in your application:

  • Application Form
  • Full CV
  • Covering letter/email highlighting why you feel you are the right person for the role

Invitations to first interview will be issued by email after the closing date. Please note only successful candidates will be contacted. Interviews are scheduled to take place Friday 13th September


Thank you for your interest in the AA and this role.

Please note that it will not be possible for the AA School to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the AA School, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.