The Bern and Ronny Schwartz Curator of Photography

University of Oxford
May 31, 2024
Offerd Salary:£36,024 - £44,263
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The Bern and Ronny Schwartz Curator of Photography

Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

About the role

The Bodleian Libraries are recruiting The Bern and Ronny Schwartz Curator of Photography, a post generously endowed by The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation. You will increase the impact of our photographic holdings by carrying out the full range of work in relation to our photographic archives including: providing reference services in relation to the collections; developing the collections; appraising and cataloguing photographic archives; and contributing to public engagement activities.

You can expect to work with incredible collections, documenting photography from its earliest days through to contemporary photography.

This is a full-time, permanent position, working 37.5 hours per week. Start and finish times are flexible, but you should be present in the Weston Library during core hours of Mon-Fri 10am–4pm. This role is an onsite role. It may be possible to work from home one day per week, depending on current activities. Participation in rotas for evening & weekend reading room supervision duties is required. For full-time staff, this is currently one evening from 5pm to 7pm every three weeks and two Saturdays a year.

This position is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check result. You will be required to carry out some lone working, driving on University business and regular manual handling. All health and safety training will be provided.

About You

You will be passionate and knowledgeable about photography, possess the strong communication skills needed to share these collections with the Libraries' many audiences, and the professional know-how to ensure the collections are managed in-line with the Libraries' archival standards.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees' wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

• An excellent contributory pension scheme

• 38 days of annual leave

• A comprehensive range of childcare services

• Family leave schemes

• Cycle loan scheme

• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

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Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example, shared parental leave.

How to apply

You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs alone will not be considered.

We aim to provide a supportive working environment and are happy to discuss training and professional development opportunities. The Chair of this recruitment panel will be Susan Thomas, Head of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, who can be contacted with enquiries relating to the role ([email protected]). General queries about the recruitment and application process should be directed to the Recruitment team within our Human Resources department ([email protected]).

Only applications received online by 12.00 midday (BST) on Friday 31 May 2024 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing Monday 24 June 2024.

Contact Person : Recruitment team Vacancy ID : 171833 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 31-May-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £36,024 - £44,263 (per annum)

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