There are currently three job opportunities at Gladstone's Library.
Job Opportunity: Warden's P.A.
Gladstone’s Library is looking to appoint a part-time P.A. to the Warden, Peter Francis. We are looking for a graduate who is flexible, reliable and in tune with the ethos of Gladstone’s Library to work 6 hours per week (two mornings per week) and occasionally a few extra hours. Good computer skills and excellent written English are essential.
Applications with a short covering letter, CV and the names of two referees should be received before Friday 7th November. Please send applications by e-mail to Peter Francis.
Job Opportunity: Custodian
Over the last 16 years, Gladstone’s Library has had a series of excellent Chaplains who have lived and worked at the Library for 1 – 3 months in return for board and lodging. They have been invaluable and helped with the residential duties and in the Chapel. We are now looking to widen this offer to lay people as well:
Live at Gladstone’s Library from 2nd January – 31st March 2014. We are looking for a person (clergy or lay) who would like the opportunity to live and act as Custodian at Gladstone’s Library for three months at the start of next year. S/he will be fully involved in the life of Gladstone’s Library, undertake some residential duties and, if appropriate, participate in the Chapel rota, in return for full board and lodging. S/he will also be expected to undertake a project - a piece of research, writing or something more practical. The project will be agreed between the successful candidate and the Warden.
The candidate, who will be a graduate, must be inclusive in nature and supportive of the ethos of Gladstone’s Library. For details, please contact the Warden, Peter Francis.
Applicants should provide a CV, a covering letter and the names and email addresses of two referees.
Job Opportunity: Library Intern
Reading Rooms at Gladstone’s Library are many things: chiefly, a spectacle, a dedicated research environment and a place to be creatively inspired. Users include academics, clergy, students, the general public, creative writers, and many more. The Library team’s priority is ensuring that the environment retains its charismatic character, welcoming new users while allowing experienced users to benefit from the silent working environment.
The position of Library Intern is, therefore, a diverse one. Interns divide their time between working with the library team and individual projects (the split is roughly 60/40 in favour of working with the library team). A typical day might involve two shifts on the library’s Enquiry Desk, the first point of call for library users; reshelving and cataloguing; individual project work; reviewing library collections; promoting the library through social media, blog posts, and images.
Previously, interns have been assigned a specific project that lasts for the duration of their internship. You will not be assigned a single project but will have the opportunity of assisting the work on completion of a number of library projects, including the completion of two special collections and the development of library space.
All library staff and interns are required to complete the library’s training courses, which ensure a standard level of core competencies while ensuring that each staff member receives the training that they need in order to work both independently and as part of the library team.
This is a residential post and the successful candidate will be required to undertake other duties to ensure the smooth running of Gladstone’s Library which operates seven days a week (including Bank Holidays). The Intern will work four weekdays (9.00am – 5.00pm) and will be expected to cover Reception until 10.00pm on two weekday evenings, at lunchtime once or twice a week and on a Saturday or Sunday from 9.00am – 2.00pm on a rota basis. Exact working patterns will be confirmed during the first week of the internship.
This post is for an initial period of three months from January 2nd until March 31st but may be extended for a further period subject to mutual agreement. Accommodation, meals and utilities will be provided. Interns receive a small travel and general expenses allowance of £100.00 per month.
To apply, please send a covering letter and CV (with contact details of two referees) to Louisa Yates by November 9th.
This post would suit an individual who is seeking experience in librarianship as well as graduates who would appreciate the chance to work on research projects in one of the UK’s most significant collections. Irrespective of background, the successful candidate must be able to deliver excellent customer service, and be enthusiastic about working on a variety of tasks with a variety of people. There will be three interns living and working at Gladstone’s Library.