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Collections Researcher
London Road Reading, UK

Job reference: SRF32024

Location: London Road Reading, UK

Closing date: 15/03/2020

Job live date: 14/02/2020

Salary: £25,217 - £30,048 per annum

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: Library

Division: University Museums and Special Collections Services

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Fixed Term for 12 months

The Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading is seeking two collections’ researchers to help us to deliver exciting new digital content for our website and our galleries.  You will be part of our Arts Council England funded “Building Connections” project, a Designation Development Fund initiative.  

You will have:
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Good working ability with collections’ databases
•    Strong team working skills
•    An interest in rural artefacts and archives, alongside their history

There are two roles being recruited and both are fixed term for 12 months.

Interview date: 30/03/2020

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Associate Director

Contact role:

Curator of MERL Collections

Contact name:

Isabel Hughes

Contact name:

Ollie Douglas

Contact phone:

0118 378 8660

Contact phone:

0118 378 8660

Contact email:

Contact email:


The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


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