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Medieval jobs! Curator of medieval manuscripts at the Bodleian Library

R. W. Hunt Curator of Medieval Manuscripts

We are seeking a Curator of Medieval Western Manuscripts to work in the Weston Library, the home of the Bodleian’s Special Collections. You will carry out a full range of curatorial activities and duties, including creating catalogue descriptions of medieval manuscripts. You will be answering enquiries and supervising the reading rooms, supporting all aspects of teaching and learning with manuscripts, and carrying out research on the collections. You will also be assisting with exhibitions and public engagement activities, participating in acquisitions work, and supporting fundraising initiatives.

You will have an honours degree and a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent academic achievement), experience of cataloguing medieval manuscripts, and a reading knowledge of Latin. An ability to communicate with a broad range of people in presenting the collections is essential, as is a commitment both to the care of the collections and to a high level of service to readers.

This is a permanent, full-time post.

Benefits include 38 days’ leave (including bank holidays and fixed closures), a generous pension scheme, extensive training and development opportunities, access to travel and childcare schemes, free entry to colleges, discounted access to sporting facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the further particulars, and explain how you meet each one. CVs alone will not form part of the selection process.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Thursday 19 September 2019 can be considered.

Further details: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs#vacancy-140881 

Job: Lyell-Bodleian Research Fellow in Manuscript Studies (University of Oxford)

Lyell-Bodleian Research Fellow in Manuscript Studies
The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
Deadline: 21 July 2014, before 12.00 midday

The Bodleian Libraries, in association with the board of electors to the James PR Lyell Readership in Bibliography, propose to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow in manuscript studies from 1 October 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a fixed-term of 3 years. The Fellowship is offered concurrently with the non-stipendiary Dilts Fellowship at Lincoln College.

bodleianThe Fellow will undertake research on any aspect of the Canonici collection of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the Bodleian, which is named after their Venetian collector Matteo Luigi Canonici (1727-1805/6). Research proposals will be invited from any area of manuscript specialism, including the study of texts (Latin, Greek, and vernacular), script, decoration and illustration, codicology (including binding), and provenance (including the history of libraries).
Previous experience of contributing to publications and presentations is essential, as is an interest in the work of the libraries, and desire to contribute to its work.
Only candidates who will have submitted their doctoral theses by the closing date will be considered; proof of submission will be required if a candidate has not been awarded their doctorate by the time of interview.

Applications are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. CVs will not form part of the selection process.

Applicants are also asked to arrange for two references to be sent to the Bodleian personnel office using the email address below. Letters must be received by the closing date for your application to be complete. Your referees should not be related to you.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on 21 July 2014 can be considered.
For further information, see the University of Oxford recruitment website.