Graduate Trainee in the Library

St John's College, Oxford

(FT 12 month fixed term position: Salary £16,654 - £18,777: University Grade 2)

Applications are invited for the post of Graduate Trainee in the Library of St John’s College, Oxford for the academic year 1st August 2018 to 31st July 2019.  St John’s is one of the larger colleges in Oxford, with around 600 members. The Library dates back to the 16th century and has substantial historical collections, whilst also maintaining student-focussed undergraduate collections and services. The Graduate Trainee will be a key member of a small team, fully contributing to the running of the Library on a day to day basis, making the most of the training opportunities provided by the Bodleian Libraries’ trainee scheme, and being able to work independently on special projects.

The successful applicant will be expected to have a good degree, and show a genuine enthusiasm and commitment to a professional career in librarianship and information work. Excellent IT, communication and organizational skills are essential, as are creativity, energy and self-motivation. An appreciation of historical collections and materials and their use is desirable.

Further details may be downloaded from the College website. Applications in writing, together with the names and contact numbers of two referees should be sent by email to or by post to Ms Amanda Armstrong, St. John’s College, St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3JP.

Closing deadline is 5pm on 31st January 2018. 

Interviews are planned for the week beginning 19th February 2018.

St John’s College is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all. We encourage job applicants from all sectors of the community and are especially keen to encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply for advertised positions.

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