Digital Project Officer

Fixed term until 31st March 2018

35 Hours per week

Salary: £24,000 pro rata

Start date: by arrangement, subject to recruitment checks

Founded in Manchester in 1653, Chetham’s Library is the oldest public library in the English-speaking world, and a repository for rare books and manuscripts. The Library has Designated Outstanding Collection status for the whole of its collections under the Arts Council England Designation scheme. It holds a collection of ca. 4,000 single-sheet printed publications : ballads, songs, music, proclamations, hand-bills and more, many of which are unique.

Thanks to a grant from ACE’s Designation Development Fund, we are looking for a graduate project officer to undertake a programme of work on this nationally important collections of ballads, broadsides and single-sheet material. The post-holder will work with Library staff to catalogue, promote and make available digital surrogates of over 4,000 single sheet items and will organise a conference centred on this collection. Essential skills and experience for the post include excellent IT skills, experience of working with rare library materials and a familiarity with library management software. Candidates with postgraduate qualifications in librarianship, archives or a related subject may be preferred.

To apply, please download further details and an application form from:

For an informal discussion of this post or for any questions, please contact
Fergus Wilde (Senior Librarian)
E: T: 0161 834 7961

Completed applications should be returned by
Friday 24 March 2017
Interview date to be confirmed

Chetham’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; applicants must be willing to undergo 
child protection screening including checks with past employers
 and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Reg. Charity No: 526702