Assistant Librarian (Cataloguing & Journals)

Royal College of Music

This role is offered on a part-time (0.4FTE) basis, equivalent to 14 hours per week, for a fixed-term period of 12 months.

Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. Our 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over 60 countries and are taught in a dynamic environment, leaving the RCM to become the outstanding performers, conductors, and composers of the future. The RCM was named top institution for performing arts in the UK and Europe and second in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings.

The RCM Library is one of the world’s great music libraries and holds internationally renowned collections of early printed music, manuscripts, archives, and programme ephemera. Primarily a resource for members of the College, the library is also open to the public for reference.

The successful candidate will deliver a high quality of customer service, as part of the wider library team, to support members of the College with their studies and work. The postholder will also be able to catalogue all types of library material and be responsible for the administration, maintenance, and development of the College’s journal collections.

For further details of this position please visit the RCM website at

To apply, please complete our Application and Equal Opportunities Monitoring forms available to download from our website and submit to Isabella Enstrom, HR Assistant via email at, or by post to: Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS.

CVs without an application form will not be accepted. Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm on Tuesday 29 August 2017.

Interviews will be held on Friday 8 September 2017. With some roles at the RCM second interviews may take place.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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