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Special Collections Manager

University of Sheffield - The University Library

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £31,302 to £39,609
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th June 2019
Closes: 4th July 2019
Job Ref: UOS022923

Contract Type: Open-ended

Faculty: Professional Services

Salary: Grade 7

£31,302 - £39,609 per annum. Potential to progress to £43,267 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 university?

We have an exciting opportunity for an innovative, collaborative individual to manage the archives within Special Collections at The University Library.  We are looking for someone with experience of working with rare books, archives or special collections and an ability and willingness to manage and develop staff, supporting high performance.

In this varied and dynamic role, you will communicate with donors, cataloguing according to ISAD (G) and be responsible for the care and preservation of the collections. You will work with the Special Collections team to carry out outreach activities, including the curation of high quality exhibitions and actively seek opportunities to promote the collections.

You should have a good honours degree and a professional qualification in Archives Management for an Archives and Records Association (ARA) recognised institution. A high level of digital capability, including knowledge of digitisation, digital preservation and digital exploitation is essential.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film:, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

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