We are seeking to appoint two Assistant Archivists to assist in cataloguing our holdings of archives and modern papers and in transferring our existing catalogues, some of which are in typescript or card catalogue form, to an archives management system.
The successful candidates will have a postgraduate qualification in archive administration and excellent communication, organisational, and IT skills. They will have a reliable, flexible approach to work and pay attention to detail.
These are fixed term positions funded through a recent endowment available initially for three years with a possible extension to five years.
For further details and an application form can be found at:
It is expected that interviews will be held early October 2017.
Salary scale £22,494 pa plus other benefits
Trinity College Library
Trinity College was founded by Henry VIII in 1546 as part of the University of Cambridge. There are approximately 700 undergraduates, 375 graduates and over 180 Fellows. Staff number approximately 350, including full and part-time employees.
Trinity has the largest of the Cambridge College libraries, serving members of the College, in addition to a number of visiting researchers. The Library has important collections ranging in date from medieval manuscripts and early printed books housed in the Wren Library to the modern collections of the student library. In addition to the College Archive, which includes material dating from the 12th century, there are significant collections of modern manuscripts including the papers of Ludwig Wittgenstein, J G Frazer, Otto Frisch and R A Butler. There are fifteen members of library staff, and a team of postgraduate students who staff the library during the evening and at weekends.
Further information on the Library is available on the website: www.trin.cam.ac.uk/library. Many of the College’s archival holdings can be found on Janus: https://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/