Collections Research Assistant: Lettering, Printing and Graphic Design Collections

University of Reading - Department of Typography and Graphic Communication

The role is to provide support for research based on the Lettering, Printing and Graphic Design collections in Typography, and impact arising from this. This will include supporting the writing of research grant bids; developing ideas for impact; and enhancing access to the collections. The priority collections that have been agreed as important for the development of research are Printing Artefacts, including presses; the Ephemera Collections; the Otto and Marie Neurath Isotype Collection and the Non-Latin Type Collection. This is a fixed term post for 12 months.

You will be:

  • Passionate about the role of archives and collections in providing inspiration for research and engagement in cross-disciplinary study in typography and graphic communication.
  • Highly organised and able to manage several projects at once.

You will have:

  • Knowledge of printing processes and typography.
  • Familiarity with archives/collections procedures and documentation.
  • Experience of describing in detail historic material and of archival research.

Informal Contact Details
Contact role: Director of Collections and Archives in Typography
Contact name: Prof Sue Walker
Contact phone: 0118 378 7219
Contact email:

Interview date: Week commencing 12 February 2018.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

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