Special Collections Librarian

  • Job Reference: LI23004
  • Date Posted: 26 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Magdalen College Oxford
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £31,502 to £37,386
  • Sector: Higher Education
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full-time

Job Description

Applications are invited for the role of Special Collections Librarian at Magdalen College, Oxford.

The Special Collections Librarian will join the team responsible for the running of the college’s libraries, comprising the College Librarian, Deputy Librarian, Special Collections Librarian, Senior Assistant Librarian and Library Assistant. The Library is at the heart of the college’s academic life and the remit of the library team is to provide a high quality library service to the students, academics and staff of the college community as well as to make our research and special collections available to external researchers. The post-holder for this new role will take responsibility for the cataloguing of early printed books and for reader services in the Old Library, as well as contributing more widely to the use of Magdalen’s special collections for teaching, research and engagement.

Applicants should have strong team-working and interpersonal skills; good IT skills; experience cataloguing early printed books; experience working in an academic library, preferably with special collections; a readiness to contribute to, and enjoy, the wider intellectual and social life of Magdalen; initiative, energy, and enthusiasm.

The salary for this post will be on Grade 6 of the University of Oxford Pay Scale, £31,502 – £37,386 plus benefits. The deadline for applications is noon on Monday 12th June 2023 and interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing Monday 3rd July.

The College particularly welcomes applications from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Candidates.

For further details please see the Further Particulars at https://www.magd.ox.ac.uk/job-vacancies/. 

Magdalen College is an equal opportunities employer.