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Assistant Librarian

Role Purpose

The Assistant Librarian is responsible for supporting the day-to-day operations of iniva’s Stuart Hall Library at designated times working within a small library and archive team, providing a welcoming reception desk service to library users. This role involves managing journal subscriptions, indexing articles and other collection management tasks, such as acquisition, cataloguing and providing access to our global art history collections. The Assistant Librarian will also assist with research enquiries; lead library tours and inductions to a range of audiences and supervise library volunteers and student placements.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be a proactive and approachable person with demonstrated experience of managing a front-end library service independently or within a team. They will have demonstrated experience in cataloguing monographs, exhibition catalogues, zines and/or journals to current RDA and MARC standards. It is equally important for the candidate to understand radical librarianship and the need for critical thinking in their approach to cataloguing contemporary art resources about diaspora artists. Demonstrated experience in managing journal subscriptions; working with the Library Management System KOHA and subject knowledge in contemporary visual arts and culture would be advantageous, but training and support will be provided.

Candidates from underrepresented communities are particularly encouraged to apply for this role. We are committed to increasing the diversity and inclusion of staff within the Arts and Libraries sectors. We welcome applications from everyone who meets the person specification of the role.

How to Apply

To apply, please read the Job Description and Person Specification in the Job Pack, and send a completed Iniva Job Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (download below) to recruitment@iniva.org with ‘Assistant Librarian’ as the email subject. CVs are not accepted as part of the application.

Assistant Librarian Job Pack May2023

Iniva Job Application Form 2023

Equal Opportunities Form


The deadline for applications is Sunday 25th June 2023 at 11.59pm. Applications received after this time will not be accepted.


The interviews will take place on 6 or 7 July. As part of the interview process, there will be a short cataloguing assessment for shortlisted candidates.

Please note due to limited resources, unfortunately, applicants not shortlisted for the first round of interviews will not be informed.

Job Title: Assistant Librarian
Salary: £16,800 per annum (Pro rata £28,000 full time equivalent)

Hours: 21 hours per week, permanent contract

Reporting to: Library and Archive Manager

Location: Stuart Hall Library, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU