Lambeth Palace Library, founded in 1610, is the historic library and record office of the Archbishop of Canterbury. It is an academic research library, specialising in ecclesiastical history, but with far wider-ranging archive, manuscript and printed collections. It is the principal repository for archives of the Archbishop of Canterbury and associated officials or institutions. It is maintained by the Church Commissioners.
The collections range in date from the 9th century to the present day. There are some 200,000 printed books (30,000 earlier than 1700), 4,600 manuscripts (600 of which are medieval), and large quantities of archives. The Library continues to receive the modern papers of the Archbishops of Canterbury. Further details may be found on the Library’s website: www.lambethpalacelibrary.org. In 2005 the entire collections were awarded MLA Designated status.
In 2020, Lambeth Palace Library will combine with the Church of England Record Centre’s archive service in a new, purpose-built Library on the Lambeth Palace site.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain unique experience with our team at Lambeth Palace Library.
These are exciting times for us and you will be assisting with the preparation of the printed collections for our move to the new Library on the Lambeth Palace site.
To be successful, you will need great communication skills and the ability to work positively as part of our team. You will also need proven IT and organisational skills and a qualification in library and information studies or equivalent experience.
This post is offered on a 18 month fixed term contract.
Interviews will be held on the 25th/26th July 2019
In return we offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.
The Role :
This post will require a considerable amount of manual handling and some working at height.
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