The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, an educational charity affiliated to Yale University, is seeking an experienced qualified librarian to catalogue the library of the art historian and art collector, Adolph Paul Oppé (1878-1957). The Library was allocated to the Paul Mellon Centre under the Acceptance-in-Lieu scheme in 2017. The post holder will be part of a small team working in the Centre’s Research Collections. The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience cataloguing historic book collections and have excellent organisational and communication skills. 


Location: Bloomsbury, Central London


Salary: £30,000 to £33,000 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience.


Contract: 9-month fixed term full-time contract starting in July 2019. The Centre would consider offering the post as a secondment.


Hours: 35 per week. Monday to Friday


Applications close:  at 23.59 on Friday 3 May 2019


Interviews: 20 May 2019


For more information, go to the Centre’s website:



Emma Floyd



Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

16 Bedford Square

London WC1B 3JA


Tel: 0207 580 0311

Please note, due to essential building works, the Centre’s Archive collections will not be available for consultation during the period 22 April to 24 June 2019 inclusive.  It will not be possible to answer any enquiries concerning archive material during this time. 
In addition, the Public Study Room – and all Research Collections material – will be completely closed from Friday 10th May to Friday 31st May inclusive.  The Public Study Room and the Library Collection will re-open to readers on Monday 3rd June.






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