Book and Manuscript Conservator

University of Cambridge - Corpus Christi College

Corpus Christi College is offering a full-time post for a Book and Manuscript Conservator with significant experience of book, paper and parchment conservation practice to join the small team working in the Cambridge Colleges’ Conservation Consortium studio based at the College. 

The studio has a busy schedule of work, carrying out interventive conservation treatments and providing advice on both library and archive materials for the fifteen members of the Cambridge Colleges’ Conservation Consortium.

The position provides the opportunity to work on a wide range of materials from the earliest manuscripts to modern archives, and to cover paper, parchment and binding conservation. Experience of historical binding structures and the ability to carry out a rolling programme of high quality conservation work is essential.

The successful applicant will have five years’ experience of book, paper and parchment conservation practice since qualification, a proven record of excellent practical skills and be looking to develop their professional experience. They will be dedicated and self-motivated, able to work both on their own and as part of a small team. Excellent communication and report-writing skills as well as a diplomatic approach are essential. The postholder will have a degree or diploma, preferably with postgraduate conservation training or equivalent experience, as well as a passion for the subject.   

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, excellent benefits and conditions of employment, including a pension scheme, discretionary bonus, generous holiday entitlement, Continuous Professional Development and in-house training opportunities, free lunches, car parking and use of College facilities.

Further particulars and details on how to apply are available on the College website at:

Enquiries: Further enquiries may be emailed to:

Closing Date:  Wednesday 27 September 2017

No initial acknowledgement of the receipt of applications will be made but all applicants can expect to hear from the College shortly after the closing date for applications.

Interviews: Will be held in the week commencing Monday 2 October 2017.

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