The Wallace Collection

Current Vacancies

Library Assistant

Closing date for Applications: Sunday, August 9th, 2015

The Library Assistant (Cataloguing) will assist the Library Cataloguer in the retrospective cataloguing of the Library’s collection, downloading and creating original catalogue records or improving existing records. The role is a vital one in helping to ensure that curators and other users of the Library have the easiest possible access to the Library’s holdings, thereby ensuring that the Library provides excellent support to the curators and helps maintain the Museum’s status as a centre of academic excellence. 

There are around 12,000 volumes to be retrospectively catalogued. In addition to this main responsibility, the Library Assistant (Cataloguing) will, with the Librarian and the Library Cataloguer, be responsible for the general upkeep of the library to ensure it meets the standards expected of a first-class specialist library.


  • Assist in the retrospective cataloguing of the library collections observing relevant standards and procedures

  • Improve existing catalogue records

  • Assist in the reorganisation of catalogued sections to ensure the maximisation of current available space

  • With the Librarian and the Library Cataloguer, oversee the day to day running of the library, ensuring that the library is kept tidy and in good order

  • Assist in the provision of reader services for the Curatorial Department, external researchers, students and members of the general public, sharing monitoring duties with the Librarian and the Library Cataloguer during Library and Archive opening hours (Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 5pm)

  • Contribute to the Collections Services part of the quarterly Trustees’ Reports and three-yearly Corporate Plan

  • Assist with occasional special events (e.g. Careers Open Day)

Please see the job description for full details of the role requirements.

The starting salary for this post will be £20,000 per annum. In addition, the postholder will receive 25 days paid annual leave (plus 2.5 “privilege” days), membership of a “non-contributory” pension scheme and an interest free season ticket loan (after six months’ service).

Please ensure that you complete the Equal Opportunities Form and return it together with the Application Form in one email.

If you have not heard from us by the interview date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.  

Required Documents
Full Job Description
Application Form
Equal Opportunities Form