Jobs for Medievalists

Curator of Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts

Vacancy Details

Salary: £32,000 to £36,800
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Curator, Conservation, Collection Care
Closing Date: 11/15/2015
Date Posted: 10/15/2015
Reference: 00452


The British Library holds an internationally renowned collection of manuscripts relating to the ancient and medieval world. As Curator of Ancient and Medieval Manuscripts, with a special responsibility for Classical, Biblical and Byzantine Manuscripts, you will use innovative and traditional ways of interpreting and presenting these collections through online resources and engagement with academic and general users. You will manage projects relating to ancient and medieval manuscripts and use your specialist knowledge to support the development, management and promotion of these collections.

With a post-graduate degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject, you will have experience of research in Classics and /or Byzantine Studies and a personal area of expertise relevant to the collection. Strong knowledge of Ancient Greek and Classical Latin, excellent written and oral communication skills in English, and the ability to promote the collections to a wide range of audiences are essential.

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Appointments are usually made at the bottom of the pay scale.

Closing date 15 November 2015.

Interview Date: 26 November 2015.;jsessionid=9DE8E9A186EEBD3351186EBB5FFFE824?latest=01000716

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