Music Librarian

Job Description

Music Librarian


£27,741 - £30,451 per annum

Hours per week: 37 - we are open to discussions about flexible working

Ref: OCC253189

About us

Oxfordshire Libraries has a well-established and IAML award-winning music library service based in Oxfordshire County Library public library in the heart of the city of Oxford. We have a well resourced Music Library comprising a lending collection of more than 18,000 items such as printed scores, books about music of all genres, miniature scores, tutorials, Music CDs and online databases and music streaming services. The service delivers an excellent Music Performance Sets Service to local music groups and regional or national choral, ensemble and orchestral groups with an average 400 requests per annum.

About the role

We are looking for a librarian to take the lead with our public library music services and use their expertise and knowledge in music and librarianship to maintain our high standards of delivery. You should be a qualified librarian and have established experience of working in a library service, such as a public library and preferably a music library.

About you

We look forward to hearing from candidates who have a proven record in delivering cultural events and experiences through music for a wide range of customers especially those who don’t normally use our libraries, by themselves or in partnerships. This is an area for development especially postpandemic as our libraries gradually open up to in-person events.

You should have confident team and supervisory skills to direct the library staff who will assist you in the Music Performance Sets Service. As part of the performance library services we also have a playsets collection which we hope to develop further

Rewards and benefits

It really is true that every single job role here contributes to bettering the lives of the people in our county - we want to do this for our employees too. We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support agile working. We offer some of the very best learning and development opportunities to support your ongoing development.

We have a generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us up to 32 days, as well as giving you the option to buy additional holiday. You will also have access to a Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of up to 19.9% of your salary; a range of local and national retail discounts; and a host of enhanced family friendly policies including carers leave and paid time off for volunteering.

Would you like to know more?

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jane Mason, Library Operations Manager (Stock and Reader Services) by phone on 07881 268231 or 

To apply, please click on the Apply button and visit the website.

Closing date: 28 October 2021.

Interview date: 15-16 November 2021.

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion

At Oxfordshire County Council we are proud of our diverse workforce. Everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. We have a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for staff.

Our commitment to safeguarding

Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect these commitments.

Guaranteed interviews

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. We are also committed to helping and supporting those transitioning from HM Armed Forces to civilian life and guarantee an interview for those demonstrating the essential criteria for the role, within three years of leaving the service.

We are open to discussions about flexible working.

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