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Assistant Librarian

Closing date: 12pm Friday 17 November 2017

Interview date: Tuesday 28 November 2017

Salary: £32,754 - £36,366 per annum

Job ref no: 122-17

This post is offered on a permanent, full-time (1FTE) basis.

Founded in 1882, the Royal College of Music (RCM) is a world-leading music conservatoire with a prestigious history and contemporary outlook. Our 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students come from over 60 countries and are taught in a dynamic environment, leaving the RCM to become the outstanding performers, conductors and composers of the future. The RCM was named top institution for performing arts in the UK and Europe and second in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings.

An exciting opportunity to join the RCM Library team in the role of Assistant Librarian has arisen. The RCM Library is one of the world’s great music libraries and holds extensive collections of sheet music, books, recorded music and electronic resources appropriate for the needs of students, staff and researchers. The Library also holds internationally renowned collections of early printed music, manuscripts, archives and programme ephemera. Primarily a resource for members of the RCM, the Library is also open to the public for reference.

The successful candidate will deliver a high quality of customer service, as part of the wider library team, to support members of the RCM with their studies and work. They will also be responsible for sections of both the lending and special collections and will be able to catalogue all types of library material within these sections. The postholder will also be expected to promote the service and collections both within and outside the RCM. 

To apply:

Please complete our Application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (available to download further down this page) and submit in Word or PDF format before the closing deadline. 

Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number (122-17) when submitting your application. CVs without an application form will not be accepted.

For further details of this position please see the Job Description and Further Particulars documents:

Job Description

Further Particulars


Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Isabella Enstrom, HR Assistant:

Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS


020 7591 4784

If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying.

The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

If you need to receive this documentation in a different format due to a disability, please contact Isabella Enstrom to discuss your requirements.

All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary.


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