The Linnean Society of London is the world’s oldest extant biological society and has in its care several internationally important collections, including those of the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus.
Arts Council England has awarded Designation status to the entirety of the Linnean Society’s library, archives and biological specimen collections.
The Society is seeking to appoint an experienced Librarian who will ensure the smooth running of all aspects of the Library and support the Head of Collections in her / his role as Custodian of all the Society’s collections.
The post-holder will have a wide range of responsibilities, supporting the research requirements of Library users, cataloguing and classifying Library material and creating displays in the Reading Room.
The post holder will also be responsible for the operation and development of the library management system (Heritage Cirqa), will act as Administrator for the Linnaeus Link Project and the Society’s adoption scheme, AdoptLINN, and will support the Society’s charitable public engagement and educational activities.
Candidates should have a degree or postgraduate qualification in librarianship, information studies or information management and at least 3 years’ post-
qualification experience in a comparable environment. This post will require exceptional IT skills and commitment to the highest standards of service to our users.