Search Room Assistant

Durham (County) (GB)
03 May 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Search Room Assistant
Durham University
Administrative Support
Grade 3 (£16,289 - £17,898) 

This post is full-time and fixed-term for 12 months, due to commence in August 2017.

Culture Durham brings together University venues, collections and audiences, supporting research, teaching, student and community engagement. It is a division of the University Library and managed by the Director of Culture. It leads on cultural strategy and engagement for the University. It operates venues including Durham Castle, The Oriental Museum, Palace Green Library, and the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre – attracting over 230,000 visits each year – including over 20,000 school children. It has diverse collections many of which are of national and international significance – and are used for teaching and research and visitor enjoyment.

Archives and Special Collections administers exceptionally rich and varied material, medieval to modern, including manuscripts, archives, books, maps, prints and photographs. The post, which is fixed-term for 12 months, due to commence in August 2017, supports access to these important research collections and offers practical experience of archives work appropriate for a graduate hoping to do a postgraduate archives course. On the job training on the many different aspects of the work of a special collections department will be given.

Short-listing is scheduled to take place around 8th June, with interviews on 16th June 2017.
Closes midday on :  02-Jun-2017