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All vacancies within Bodleian Libraries

There are currently 7 vacancies within Bodleian Libraries:

Title Closes Salary
Part-time Library Assistant (term-time only) Aug. 23, 2019, noon Grade 2: £17,079 - £19,202 p.a. (pro rata)
Library Assistant Aug. 28, 2019, noon Grade 3: £19,202 - £22,017 p.a.
Part-Time Retail Assistant (Variable Hours) Sept. 2, 2019, noon Grade 2: £17,079 – £19,202 p.a. (pro rata)
Part-time Library Assistant Sept. 2, 2019, noon Grade 3: £19,202 - £22,017 p.a. (pro rata)
Senior Resource Description Assistant (2 Posts, English Cataloguing) Sept. 2, 2019, noon Grade 4: £22,017 - £25,482 p.a.
Part-time Premises Assistant Sept. 4, 2019, noon Grade 2: £17,079 - £19,202 p.a. (pro rata)
R. W. Hunt Curator of Medieval Manuscripts Sept. 19, 2019, noon Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

Part-time Library Assistant (term-time only)

Closes: Aug. 23, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 2: £17,079 - £19,202 p.a. (pro rata)

<div> <p></p><p>The postholder will perform a range of essential front-line tasks in the Tylor Anthropology Library. Key tasks include invigilation of the library, working at the issue desk and shelving. You would have a demonstrably positive attitude to reader services, excellent communication skills and previous experience of working in a library.</p><br> <p>This post is fixed term, ending on Saturday, 18 June 2022 (provisional term end date), term-time only (Weeks 1 - 8) and part-time (3.5 hours per week on Saturday: 12.45 &#8211; 4.15 pm).</p><br> <p>Please direct enquiries to the Recruitment Administration using the contact details below.</p><br> <p>Only applications received online by 12.00 midday on Friday 23 August 2019 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place on Thursday 12 September 2019.</p> </div>

Library Assistant

Closes: Aug. 28, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 3: £19,202 - £22,017 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are seeking a customer-focused Library Assistant to work as part of the teams within the History Faculty Library (HFL), based in the iconic Radcliffe Camera, and the Wellcome Unit Library (WUL).</p><br> <p>You will support the provision of Bodleian Radcliffe Camera library services and assist in front line reader services work via the Lower Camera circulation desk. You will also be required to re-sensitise returned books, sort them for re-shelving and finally place them back on the shelf. The work is physical but also requires a good eye for detail and accuracy as well as the ability to work independently.</p><br> <p>You will also provide occasional clerical support related to the provision of online teaching material of the HFL. You will have basic collection maintenance responsibilities for printed collections in the Radcliffe Camera and WUL. You must be confident working without direct supervision as you will be expected to occasionally deputise for the Wellcome Library Librarian-in-Charge.</p><br> <p>Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team are essential. Ability to do routine library work under pressure, accuracy, reliability and good interpersonal skills are important qualities for this post. Previous experience of library work is essential and familiarity with ALEPH/library databases would be an advantage.</p><br> <p>Working a total of 36.5 hours per week, you will divide your time working 21.5 hours in the Radcliffe Camera and 15 hours in the Wellcome Unit Library for 10 months of the year and will be based in the Radcliffe Camera full-time in July and August.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the further particulars, and explain how you meet each one. CVs will not form part of the selection process.</p><br> <p>Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on 28 August 2019 can be considered.</p> </div>

Part-Time Retail Assistant (Variable Hours)

Closes: Sept. 2, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 2: £17,079 – £19,202 p.a. (pro rata)

<div> <p></p><p>THIS IS A RE-ADVERTISEMENT, PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY.</p><br> <p>The Retail Operations department is responsible for generating income and profit for the Bodleian Libraries, through on-site sales in our two shops &#8211; the Old Schools Quad Shop and the Weston Library Shop &#8211; and online at www.bodleianshop.co.uk.</p><br> <p>You will work in both shops and will contribute to the ongoing success of the department with your excellent customer service and sales skills. You will provide support in all day-to-day operational tasks including customer service, opening and closing the shop and till reconciliation under the supervision of the Duty Manager. You will also process transactions, replenish stock, undertake routine house-keeping and ensure that all cash is secured according to procedures.</p><br> <p>You will have demonstrable experience of cash handling, electronic till operation and of using your selling skills in a retail environment. You will also be committed to providing a high standard of customer service and have the ability to communicate clearly with customers and colleagues and work well independently and collaboratively as part of a team.</p><br> <p>This post is fixed-term for 12 months and is offered on a variable hours (paid as claimed) basis. It is anticipated that you will work approximately 10 days per year.</p><br> <p>This role requires some lifting, carrying and moving of stock, as part of receipting deliveries and replenishing stock levels. Please also note that our working environment includes confined spaces and a basement-level stockroom.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CV&#8217;s will NOT be considered.</p><br> <p>Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Monday 2 September 2019 can be considered.</p> </div>

Part-time Library Assistant

Closes: Sept. 2, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 3: £19,202 - £22,017 p.a. (pro rata)

<div> <p></p><p>We are seeking a customer-focused Part-time Library Assistant to work as part of a small team in the iconic and busy Radcliffe Camera, which houses the History Faculty Library and Bodleian English and History undergraduate collections.</p><br> <p>The postholder supports the provision of Bodleian Radcliffe Camera library services and assists in front line reader services work in the Lower Camera, including staffing the circulation desk and checking in and shelving items requested by readers. The work is physical but also requires a good eye for detail and accuracy as well as the ability to work independently. In addition, the role also has basic collection maintenance responsibilities for printed collections in the Radcliffe Camera.</p><br> <p>Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team are essential. Ability to do routine library work under pressure, accuracy, reliability and good interpersonal skills are important personal qualities for this post. Previous experience of library work is essential and familiarity with ALEPH/library databases would be an advantage, though full training will be given as necessary.</p><br> <p>Hours to be covered are currently 16 hours per week. You will be required to work Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays all year round including at least one evening duty until 7.00pm (vacation) or 10.00pm (term time) per week according to the following pattern:</p><br> <p>Term: Thursday 2.00 &#8211; 5.00pm; Fridays 2.00 &#8211; 10.00pm; Saturdays 10.00am &#8211; 4.00pm<br> <br>Vacation: Thursday 2.00 &#8211; 5.00pm; Fridays 11.00am &#8211; 7.00pm; Saturdays 10.00am &#8211; 4.00pm</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs alone will not be considered.</p><br> <p>Only applications received online by 12.00 midday on Monday 2 September 2019 can be considered.</p> </div>

Senior Resource Description Assistant (2 Posts, English Cataloguing)

Closes: Sept. 2, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 4: £22,017 - £25,482 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>Collections and Resource Description (C&amp;RD) is part of the Collections Management division within the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford. We are currently looking for two full-time Senior Resource Description Assistants to join the English Cataloguing team.</p><br> <p>You will join a small team responsible for the cataloguing of English language items held by the Bodleian Libraries. In addition to participating in the ongoing work of the team, you will deal with bibliographically complex and non-standard materials. You will already have experience of cataloguing in RDA, MARC21 and other relevant standards, including LCSH. You will also classify materials using the Library of Congress Classification scheme (training will be given).</p><br> <p>Good written and spoken communication skills and the ability to work both independently and co-operatively with colleagues in a small team environment are essential. You will contribute to the ongoing development of procedures and good practice. The work will require the ability to investigate problems, devise solutions and to manage one&#8217;s own time effectively. Assisting with the movement of books throughout the department, using trolleys and other aids as necessary is required.</p><br> <p>Both posts are for a full-time permanent position.</p><br> <p>Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Monday 2 September 2019 can be considered.</p> </div>

Part-time Premises Assistant

Closes: Sept. 4, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 2: £17,079 - £19,202 p.a. (pro rata)

<div> <p></p><p>The Taylor Institution is the University's centre for the study of Modern European languages and literature, other than English. We are looking to recruit a part-time premises assistant to join our Premises Team.</p><br> <p>You will be part of a team responsible for the smooth and secure running of the Taylor Institution, and for ensuring that rooms are set up as required for lectures and events. Regular duties will include opening the building, reception duties, moving furniture and carrying out some cleaning when required. You may be required to work some of your hours at the Sackler Library.</p><br> <p>You must have experience in dealing with the public and possess good communication skills. You should be able to undertake work of a physical nature and be reliable, punctual and flexible as regards working hours.</p><br> <p>Previous experience in general security duties and maintenance would be helpful.</p><br> <p>This is a fixed-term contract for 6 months in the first instance, working 22.5 hours per week as follows: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am - 1.30pm and Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm.</p><br> <p>Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on 4 September 2019 can be considered.</p> </div>

R. W. Hunt Curator of Medieval Manuscripts

Closes: Sept. 19, 2019, noon; salary: Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

<div> <p></p><p>We are seeking a Curator of Medieval Western Manuscripts to work in the Weston Library, the home of the Bodleian&#8217;s Special Collections. You will carry out a full range of curatorial activities and duties, including creating catalogue descriptions of medieval manuscripts. You will be answering enquiries and supervising the reading rooms, supporting all aspects of teaching and learning with manuscripts, and carrying out research on the collections. You will also be assisting with exhibitions and public engagement activities, participating in acquisitions work, and supporting fundraising initiatives.</p><br> <p>You will have an honours degree and a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent academic achievement), experience of cataloguing medieval manuscripts, and a reading knowledge of Latin. An ability to communicate with a broad range of people in presenting the collections is essential, as is a commitment both to the care of the collections and to a high level of service to readers.</p><br> <p>This is a permanent, full-time post.</p><br> <p>Benefits include 38 days' leave (including bank holidays and fixed closures), a generous pension scheme, extensive training and development opportunities, access to travel and childcare schemes, free entry to colleges, discounted access to sporting facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.</p><br> <p>You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the further particulars, and explain how you meet each one. CVs alone will not form part of the selection process.</p><br> <p>Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Thursday 19 September 2019 can be considered.</p> </div>