Archives and Library Assistant

Salary band £18,000 - £20,000 p.a. (6m pro rata)

The Linnean Society has a temporary (6-month) position available for an Archives and Library Assistant. The post-holder will provide support to the Library & Collections Team in facilitating access to our collections, primarily through cataloguing work, but also through handling enquiries, assisting researchers in the reading room and taking part in outreach activities.

This post is suitable for an individual intending to apply for a postgraduate course in Archives and Records Management or in Library Science.

Applicants must have good IT skills, including accurate keyboard skills and familiarity with databases, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. They should possess a first degree in a relevant subject, and have a genuine interest in history and in preserving records for posterity.  They need to be able to work under pressure to meet deadlines, showing organisational ability to manage a wide range of tasks.    

Your application should comprise a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position, together with a brief CV, and be sent to The Librarian & Collections Manager, Lynda Brooks.

  • Deadline for applications: 5pm, Monday 21st August.
  • Interviews will be held on: Thursday 31st August.