CURATOR OF MEDIEVAL AND EARLIER MANUSCRIPTS AT THE
The British Library is one of the world's finest and
largest libraries. With a collection numbering over 160
million items that ranges from books,
periodicals and manuscripts to stamps, photographs and music, we provide a
resource that attracts some 12 million researchers every year.
Curator of Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts
St Pancras, London, c.£28-34k plus excellent benefits.
A vacancy exists for a senior curator in the Medieval and Earlier
Manuscripts Section of the Department of Manuscripts, British Library. You
will have special responsibility for the Library's western illuminated and
liturgical manuscripts, which include many of the most significant heritage
items in the national collections. You will represent these collections
widely at national and international levels and promote their use and
exploitation for the benefit of both scholars and a wider audience.
Additionally, you will provide specialist advice and briefings on relevant
issues to senior managers in the Library and to Government offices and other
official bodies. You will collaborate with external partners in the
management of cataloguing and digitisation projects, including the Library's
Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts. You will supervise specialist
curatorial staff and deputise for the head of section as required.
For this challenging post you must have both a good honours degree or its
equivalent, and a research degree or its equivalent, each in a relevant
subject. You must have advanced palaeographical skills and a knowledge of
Greek and/or Latin, French, and preferably one other language. You should
have at least five years' experience of cataloguing manuscripts in a major
scholarly library or equivalent institution and significant management
For an application pack and further details on how to apply, please contact
People Media Response on 0202 7420 1842 or email bl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
quoting reference R13004.
Further information is also available from www.bl.uk/about/vacancies.html
Closing date for applications: 1 September 2004.
The British Library is an Equal Opportunities employer. We recognise the
benefit of employing a diverse workforce. All applicants are considered on
the basis of their merits and suitability for the job and all disabled
applicants who meet the minimum criteria will be invited for interview.