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Senior Rare Books Librarian

University of Oxford - Christ Church

Location: Oxford
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 pa, with a discretionary range up to £48,350
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th December 2023
Closes: 8th January 2024

Christ Church is seeking to appoint a Senior Rare Books Librarian to work alongside the College Librarian in Christ Church Library. This role in the team will have responsibility for managing the effective cataloguing of the rare and early printed books collections of Christ Church Library.

The post-holder will have responsibility for managing the effective cataloguing of the rare and early printed books collections of Christ Church Library.  Using your previous experience of cataloguing printed material and your understanding of cataloguing standards, you will create high-quality catalogue records for the collections, to agreed targets and standards, line manage the Rare Books Librarian and contribute to the development of the use of the collections in teaching, learning and research. This role will work on a rota basis on the Library front desk, offering excellent user service at all times.

The person will have a recognised postgraduate qualification in library or information studies or equivalent and online cataloguing experience, preferably with a MARC-based system, using RDA and DCRMR. They will have a working knowledge of Latin and at least one modern European language. In addition, this individual will have experience of managing staff and project management experience and skills. This role may also suit someone who has experience of cataloguing materials in non-Roman scripts.

The post is offered on a permanent, full time basis, 37.5 hours per week. Salary is University Scale Grade 7 currently £36,024 - £44,263 with a discretionary range up to £48,350. Salaries for new employees will normally start at the bottom of the range. Alongside the salary is a generous pension scheme and good annual leave entitlement.

Further particulars, including instructions about how to apply, may be downloaded by clicking the 'Apply' button above. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 8th January 2024.

Christ Church is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students. It is our policy and practice that entry into employment and progression within employment will be determined only by criteria which are related to the duties of a particular post and the relevant salary scale. No applicant or member of staff will be treated less favourably than another because of their age, disability, ethnicity, marital or civil partnership status, parental status, religion or belief, gender, or sexual orientation.

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