The Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (part of
the Wellcome Trust) is an international centre for the study of the history
of medicine, with extensive Special Collections of printed books,
manuscripts and archives. These collections form an integral and well used
part of a busy specialist library, with a growing and varied readership.
Further details of the library and its collections can be found on the
library website http://library.wellcome.ac.uk/
We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and flexible qualified archivist
to join the Archives and Manuscripts section, and provide support to the
Special Collections team. Duties include cataloguing, assisting and
supervising readers in the public reading areas, dealing with enquiries,
and contributing to the security and preservation of the collections. You
will be expected to participate in promotional activities and help to
facilitate access to a wide range of Special Collections materials. The
Library is due to move to refurbished premises in 2006 and a considerable
proportion of your time will be devoted to assisting with preparation and
implementation of the various tasks that this will entail.
We would expect you to have:
· A degree and professional qualification in archives
· A minimum of one year’s experience of working in an archive
repository or library
· A thorough understanding of current professional practice
· An interest in the history of medicine and/or biomedical science
would be an advantage
This position is offered on a full-time, permanent basis, subject to a six
months probationary period. Salary will be from £20,055 plus benefits.
To apply, please send a full CV and a covering letter (including daytime
contact number) explaining how you feel you meet the criteria above to
Georgina Whittenham, HR Adviser, The Wellcome Trust, 183 Euston Road,
London NW1 2BE. Alternatively email [log in to unmask] Applications must
reach this office no later than 12.00noon, 21 July 2004. Initial
interviews will be held 1st week in August.