Local Studies Librarian

  • 12 th November 2020
Organisation: Cambridgeshire County Council Hours: 18.5
Salary: £27,741 – £29,577 Working Pattern: Permanent
Location: Based at Central Library, Cambridge Reference: 22014

Closing date:

07 December 2020 at midday

Do you have a passion for Cambridgeshire history, sharing local stories and engaging with audiences of all ages? This could be the role for you. The post would suit a dynamic, flexible individual with experience of developing and exploiting local collections.

The successful candidate would have responsibility for the Cambridgeshire Collection at Cambridge Central library plus two smaller collections; the Fenland Collection at Wisbech and the Huntingdonshire Collection in Huntingdon. They would also advise on the use of local studies materials in other libraries across the county, particularly Ely, March and St Neots, supporting the library management team in ensuring local studies materials are engaging with our vibrant communities.

Responsibilities will include helping to staff the Cambridgeshire Collection, feeding into annual plans, engaging with local history societies and identifying new opportunities, partnerships, audiences and projects.

We want to recognize and celebrate the diversity of our local communities and be responsive to their needs. We also want to ensure that we are a fair and equitable employer, striving to achieve a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We therefore encourage applications from all areas of our community.

Please note that library work is physically demanding; see the Job Hazards information for more details.

The ability to be able to travel around the county is essential. The candidate will be required to work flexibly with a requirement for some weekend and evening working.

Applications must be made online. Interviews will be held at Cambridge Central Library or virtually on Wednesday 16th December.

This is a part-time position; salary is paid pro rata.

To apply please visit https://www.publicsectorjobseast.co.uk/pages/job_search_view.aspx?preview=1&jobId=22014 

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