Library Graduate Trainee

University of Cambridge

St John’s College is looking to appoint a Library Graduate Trainee for a period of one year starting on 1 August 2024.  The post is designed to provide pre-postgraduate course experience in a busy academic Library.  In order to contribute to the overall work of the Library, the postholder will be involved in the full range of activities in the Library, including general issuing and enquiries, shelving, cataloguing, exhibitions, website and social media, and assisting in the care of the College’s rare books, archives, and special collections.

The successful candidate will be a good honours graduate with first-rate IT skills and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  The role requires initiative and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. 

The College offers a competitive benefits package including membership of a defined contributory pension scheme, 36 days’ annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays), access to a ‘cash plan’ healthcare scheme currently provided by Simplyhealth, free lunch (up to a specified monetary limit), free use of an on-site Gym and free parking close to the College site.

For further particulars and an application form, please visit , email [email protected] or telephone 01223 338794.

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 9.00am amon Monday 29 January 2024.  Interviews are expected to be held during the week commencing 5 February 2024.

In applying for this role, you will provide personal data which the College will process in accordance with its data protection obligations and its Data Protection Policy. Please see attached for a copy of our Data Protection Statement for further information about how we process your personal data.

One-year fixed term appointment starting on 1 August 2024


£25,306.75 p.a. plus benefits

36.25 hours per week

01223 338794

[email protected]

Mon, 29/01/2024 – 09:00

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