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Senior Library Assistant and Events Coordinator (CLAS)

University of Cambridge - University Library

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £24,285 to £27,929 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 30th December 2022
Job Ref: VE34487

The Seeley Library and Centre for Latin American Studies are inviting applicants to join our enthusiastic and professional teams. This role is a great opportunity to use and develop administrative and librarianship skills, while also having a big impact on the research and teaching conducted in an academic centre. The successful applicant will be based at the Centre's administrative home in the Alison Richard Building and will provide a regular presence in the Seeley Library. As a result, they will work alongside researchers and students to provide support for different tasks and in different environments. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for maintaining and developing the Latin American Studies collection at the Seeley Library. They will work closely with the Seeley's Librarian, and the researchers at the Centre, to ensure the collection has relevant material in a variety of formats. They will develop cataloguing and classification skills which will enable them to present information about new material in our library catalogue. The role holder will be an important member of the Seeley's team and provide support directly to readers in a variety of ways, including staffing the reference desk, delivering induction tours and editing information on our website.

The Centre of Latin American Studies is a lively environment where PhDs work, and MPhil students receive tuition. The successful applicant will work closely with the Centre Administrator on a daily basis providing general assistance and fielding enquiries. 

Within the Centre, the post-holder will play a pivotal role, working together with the Centre Director, to ensure the smooth running of open seminars and other academic, course-related or social events. This will include scheduling, liaising with event speakers, arranging refreshments and publicising these events. 

The Centre also hosts several academic visitors each year and an annually appointed notable academic from Latin America, the Simón Bolívar Professor. The post holder will provide all visitors with general support on arrival, but will mainly assist the Simón Bolívar Professor providing pre-arrival advice and secretarial support throughout the year.

The working pattern is Monday to Friday, between 9am and 5:15pm throughout the year.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/38486.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Paul Cooke, Librarian, Seeley Library on pkc24@cam.ac.uk

Closing date for applications is Friday 30 December 2022.

Shortlisting will take place in the New Year with interviews expected to be held on Thursday 12 January 2023.

Please quote reference VE34487 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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