Library Administrator - Ancient Egypt and Sudan

The British Museum

Part time: 4 days per week

Fixed Term: until 30th April 2018

The British Museum is seeking a Library Administrator to provide administrative assistance to the library of the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, working closely with the librarian for the successful delivery of a range of specific library projects.

In this role you will assist with a variety of duties in the library, including supporting research scholars, assisting with the cataloguing of acquisitions, and facilitating the requirements of library and Study Room users. The post-holder will also manage the transfer of duplicate library stock to the Egypt Exploration Society.

Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant area, the ideal candidate will have demonstrable administrative experience within libraries. Foreign language skills and proficiency in IT is essential.

We are interested in hearing from candidates who are motivated team players and can work well with a variety of different stakeholders. With a flexible approach, you will be able to meet deadlines and respond professionally to situations as they arise.

About the British Museum:
Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the leading visitor attractions with over six million visitors in 2016 and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures. 

The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) requirements for all staff at the British Museum. 

The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including: 

  • Membership of the civil service pension scheme
  • Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
  • Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Interest-free season ticket loan
  • Child care voucher scheme
  • Professional & personal development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

If you are a positive individual, passionate about the Museum and would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please visit the website for further information and details on how to apply. https://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/jobs.aspx 

Application Deadline: 24th August 2017

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