Archivists! Would you like to join our small and enthusiastic team? You would be cataloguing the papers of this chap (Dr Calvin Wells), who pioneered palaeopathology (discovering ancient disease and injury from skeletal remains).
Calvin Wells with skull
We’re recruiting an Archivist to work on the Putting Flesh on the Bones Project, funded by a grant from the Wellcome Trust and involving work with both Special Collections and Archaeological Sciences. The post is available for 18 months from 1 June 2017 and offers a fantastic chance to collaborate with academics and conservation/museum professionals, as well as Special Collections staff and readers. Find out more on the University’s vacancy webpage. Do contact me (Alison) if you have any queries.
We’re advertising for a new colleague to join the Special Collections team: an Archivist to catalogue the Mitrinovic/New Atlantis Archive.
Mitrinovic (in the centre) and his group of followers
The Archive tells the story of an extraordinary man whose life and ideas are intertwined with so many others in early 20th century art, literature, politics and culture. It shows how he built a circle of followers who shared his aspirations towards a better and peaceful Europe. We are thrilled that we will soon be able to make this important collection publicly available.
The post is part time, pro rata, for 16 months, and the key dates are 12 May (closing date) and 3 June for interviews. Note that the post requires a qualified professional archivist with relevant skills and experience. I welcome informal enquiries about the post by email.
The J.B. Priestley Library is looking for a new Graduate Trainee. The post is aimed at graduates who aim to work in librarianship or information science and provides a great all-round introduction to the world of academic libraries. There are generally opportunities to spend time in Special Collections! Closing date 26 September 2012. Further details here: www.brad.ac.uk/human-resources/media/hr/allfiles/pdfs/NLE2068.pdf
We’re looking for a new graduate trainee to join the library at Bradford University. Here’s the advert which includes full info about how to apply: closing date 26 October. The post is fixed-term and aimed at graduates seeking professional careers in librarianship.
Just so you’re clear, this is not a Special Collections role, it covers the whole library. You’d get great grounding in all aspects of librarianship (including Special Collections of course) from a friendly team who have really appreciated the help and enthusiasm our many excellent former GTs have brought to the role. You can see this in the posts by Jen Fox and Maria O’Hara, last year’s graduate trainees, about working on the Untangling the Holdens project.
Anyway, good luck to everyone who applies and I look forward to meeting and working with the successful candidate!