Windsor Royal Library Books and Manuscripts Curator

Company | Royal Collection Trust

Company description |  British charitable body established in 1993 by the Queen under the chairmanship of Prince Charles to manage the Royal Collection of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom.

Job location | Windsor (UK)

Job description | The Royal Library is responsible for over 200,000 items, including some of the finest and most important books and manuscripts in the world. The job involves a wide range of curatorial activities, including researching the collections, assisting with their presentation through a range of media, and helping to display books and manuscripts within the galleries and royal residences. You’ll develop an understanding of our curatorial management systems and have the opportunity to gain an insight into a specific area of curatorial responsibility through individual project work. For this, you’ll work particularly closely with our outstanding collection of fine and historic bindings. You’ll also assist in the administration of loans and exhibitions and help with the cataloguing of additions to the Library.

Compensation package | £17,062.50 per annum (pro rata). Contract from October 2018 to June 2019.

Application period | From July, 10 to July, 20 2018.

Number open positions | 1

Candidate qualifications | With an interest in librarianship and British history; confident communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills in english, you are able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team; what’s more, as a natural organiser with lots of initiative, you have good IT skills and your attention to detail is second to none; above all, you’re eager to immerse yourself in the unique learning opportunities that the Collection presents.