Wellcome Library Outreach Officer
Salary from £23,000 (dependent on experience) + excellent benefits
Have you got what it takes to run our Outreach Programme?
The Wellcome Library is one of the world’s foremost collections for the
study of the history of medicine. It houses an exciting collection of over
a million documents dating from 1100 BC to the present day, including
books, archives, manuscripts, prints, drawings, paintings and moving
images. The Outreach service, established in January 2003, is developing a
growing reputation for quality amongst its user groups.
We are looking for a bright and imaginative individual with the drive and
enthusiasm to deliver and develop a varied programme of onsite and offsite
activities. Our audiences include schools (14+), students, academics,
local communities and lifelong learners.
You will be educated to degree level and have a postgraduate qualification
in a relevant subject (e.g. Museum Studies, Teaching etc.) or equivalent
experience. You will need to have had a minimum of two years’ recent
experience in outreach-related work in either a museum, gallery, library or
teaching environment. You will also need:
§ Excellent verbal, written and listening skills.
§ Experience of speaking in public.
§ The ability to interpret and communicate historical documents and
concepts to a diverse range of user groups.
To apply, please send a full CV with covering letter, including your
daytime telephone number, to Lesley Watson, HR Department, 183 Euston Road,
London NW1 2BE or e-mail [log in to unmask] by 4 August 2004.
Further information and a full job description is available from our
website – www.wellcome.ac.uk.
Interviews will be held on or around 20 August 2004.