Opportunity to work with one of the world’s finest scientific archival collections, facilitating access to researchers, students, visitors and online users, and helping to shape the collection for the future.

The Assistant Curator, Scientific Collections will be responsible for day-to-day aspects of the care and curation of scientific manuscripts and archives in physical, digitised and born-digital form, including collections management, access and interpretation as part of a team led by the Keeper of Archives and Modern Manuscripts. The role-holder will support the development of the Library’s collections of 20th and 21st-century scientific papers through appraising and reporting on, accessioning, cataloguing and processing both paper and, increasingly, born-digital archives, helping to consolidate the Library’s reputation as a major international repository for scientific archival collections. They will also have the opportunity to enhance the historical collections through recommending selected acquisitions. The role-holder will provide high quality reader-focused services to support teaching, learning and scholarship using the scientific collections, and will use digital and traditional methods to make the scientific collections available to the widest possible audience.

  • Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.
  • If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Katrina Dean, Keeper of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, at kjd32@cam.ac.uk.
  • The closing date for applications is Tuesday 12th November 2019.
  • Interviews are expected to take place the week commencing 25th November 2019.
  • Please quote reference VE21075 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
  • The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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