Senior Cataloguer

Job Description

The Courtauld Institute of Art

Senior Cataloguer (Part time 22 hours per week, fixed term to 31 July 2020)

Salary: £20,610 to £23,515 per annum, inclusive of London weighting allowance (pro rata £32,790 to £37,411 per annum)

Book, Witt & Conway Libraries


The Courtauld Institute of Art is the UK’s leading institution for teaching and research into the History of Art and the conservation of paintings, and is also home to one of the finest small art museums in the world. Its Library is one of the major international research collections of art history books, periodicals and exhibition catalogues in the country. The Courtauld’s image collections include the Witt and Conway Libraries (which between them contain more than 3 million images), and other digital resources (more than 200,000 images).

As Senior Cataloguer, you will be responsible for the Library’s cataloguing strategy. You will use your substantial knowledge and practical experience of resource description to train and support colleagues in all aspects of cataloguing and classification. Well organised and self-motivated, you will make books and other resources discoverable and available to support teaching and research.

A confident communicator, you will join colleagues in welcoming users to the libraries Somerset House and The Courtauld’s new home at Vernon Square and helping them to access our unique collections. As someone who enjoys working flexibly in a rapidly changing library environment, you will contribute to the review of library services and spaces in support of the ambitious Courtauld Connects project.

For further details, please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

Applicants are required to complete an application form, please note CVs will not be accepted.


Closing Date:         21 October 2019. 23:59

Interview Date:       5 November 2019


The Courtauld Institute of Art promotes equal opportunities. The Courtauld would particularly welcome applications from Black & Minority Ethnic candidates as these groups are currently under-represented in the Book, Witt and Conway Library team.