Vacancies and Opportunities


Graduate Trainee Library Assistant, The Warburg Institute (2 posts)

Closing Date : 31/01/2017

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Hours Per week : 35 hours per week

The Library of The Warburg Institute is looking to appoint two dynamic, personable, client service-orientated individuals to the position of Graduate Library Trainee for 2017/18.

Situated at the heart of Bloomsbury in London, The Warburg Institute Library is an international research hub like no other. Founded upon the principle of the inter-dependency of knowledge in the arts, humanities and sciences, the Library’s collection of around 350,000 volumes covers nearly all aspects of cultural and intellectual history. Within this scope, particular emphasis is given to the history of the classical tradition and its influence upon European thought, literature, art, and cultural life in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

The Library represents a unique resource for the academic and research community in Britain and abroad: its open-access collections, which are arranged thematically in a unique subject-order designed to facilitate interdisciplinary research, contain a large number of rare books and other volumes not to be found anywhere else in the UK. An ongoing digitisation project has also resulted in over 7,000 of the Library’s books being made available on open access over the Internet.

This post is offered with the object of providing a year’s experience and training in a unique research library for postgraduate students prior to their entry to Library School. As one of a full-time staff of six or seven, the Trainee assists at the Reading Room desk with the answering of bibliographic, membership and general enquiries. Training and practical experience are also given in most other aspects of library and information work, and opportunities exist for visits to other libraries in London. Although not essential, knowledge of a modern European language (in addition to English) would be an advantage, as would an interest in the subject areas served by the Library. 

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LAHP Studentships

The London Arts and Humanities Partnership has up to 80 cross-institutional studentships per year available for postgraduate research students studying arts and humanities disciplines at King’s College London, School of Advanced Study (Warburg Insitute et al) or University College London. Your research topic must be within the subject areas covered by the AHRC.
Subject to availability, these awards will cover:
    •    Tuition fees for a maximum of three years at the Home/EU rate
    •    Annual maintenance grant or allowance (stipend)
    •    LAHP has a limited number of full awards (fees and stipend) for EU students designated `fees-only’ by the AHRC

: the deadline has now closed for 2017.