Library Graduate Trainee

  • Job Reference: 00002328-1
  • Date Posted: 1 February 2024
  • Recruiter: Queens' College
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: £25,174
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Contract, Graduate Trainee Opportunity, Full-time

Job Description

Library Graduate Trainee

Queens’ College Cambridge

Queens’ College is looking to appoint a Library Graduate Trainee for a period of one year starting on 2nd September 2024. The post is designed to provide pre-postgraduate library course experience in a busy academic library. In order to contribute to the overall work of the Library, the postholder will be involved in the full range of library activities such as providing assistance to students in their use of the student library, cataloguing and issuing books. The post will be of particular interest to candidates seeking to work with special collections and early printed books. Public outreach, exhibition curation, and the cataloguing of early printed collections will all be essential to the role.

Opportunities will be provided to visit other libraries in Cambridge, and to participate in training provided by the university’s Library Graduate Trainee programme. Informal enquiries about the post may be made to the Librarian, Tim Eggington:

The successful candidate will be a good honours graduate with first-rate IT skills and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. The role requires initiative and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

The post is established as a fixed-term contract of one year. Hours of work are full time (36.5 hours per week), in general 9am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday. The salary will be £25,174.05 per annum. The College leave allowance is 26 days per annum plus public holidays.  

The closing date for completed application forms is Thursday 29th February 2024 and interviews will take place on Tuesday 12th March 2024.

Applications can be sent via email to or by post to HR Department, Queens College, Cambridge CB3 9ET.

For further particulars and an application form, please visit the website via the Apply button.