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Librarian (Cataloguing & Enquiries)

Salary:  £30,957 to £37,151 p.a. (Including LWA)
Post Type:  Full-time
Contract Type:  Permanent
FTE:  1
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 09 January 2022
Interview Date:  Thursday 27 January 2022
Reference:  226-21

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a forward thinking, contemporary and world-class Higher Education Institution with a vision to redefine the conservatoire for the 21st century. At the leading edge of music and dance training, it provides specialist education of the highest quality, which reflects the increasingly collaborative world of artistic practice and supports the lifelong career development of students and professional performing artists. 

The award-winning Jerwood Library of the Performing Arts, which supports teaching, learning, performance and research within the Faculty of Music, seeks to appoint a full-time Librarian to join its team of specialist professional staff. 

Responsibility in the areas of cataloguing, enquiries, user education and acquisitions is shared across at least two members of the team of librarians. This specific role comprises cataloguing, enquiry work and user education, with cataloguing (including printed music, books, AV and archival material) being the primary focus. Areas of responsibility may change over time to complement the skills and experience in the team.

We know that sometimes people can be put off applying for a job if they think they can’t tick every box, but often the “perfect candidate” doesn’t exist. If you can do most of what we are looking for we would very much welcome your application.

We are seeking someone with: 

    a degree (preferably in music); 

    a postgraduate qualification in librarianship or working towards one, or with extensive professional cataloguing experience;

    a strong understanding of music cataloguing using AACR2/RDA, MARC21 and LCSH;

    excellent knowledge of classical music and experience of practical music-making;

    strong communication, interpersonal and IT skills. 

You should relish solving problems and enjoy working as part of a small team. Direct experience of enquiry work and teaching information skills is desirable and a reading knowledge of at least one western European language, in addition to English, would be advantageous.

As an equal opportunity employer, we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Please note all applications submitted will be shortlisted anonymously by our recruiting panel, so please ensure that your name and personal details are not included within your supporting statement, otherwise we will not be able to consider your application.

If you think this might be just the job for you, please click on ‘Apply online’ to complete and submit an application form.

For any queries about this role that are not covered in the job pack, please email Katerina Filosofopoulou, our People Services and Resourcing Officer on

You can download a job pack by clicking on the ‘Job Pack’ link below:

Further details:    Job Pack    

All of our taught programmes are validated by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Research degrees are validated by City, University of London. 

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales Company No. 51090. Registered Charity No. 309998.

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