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Assistant Director, Heritage Collections and Curation – AD1436NB
University Library
Vacancy Description
Libraries and Museums Salary: £52,559 - £59,135 per annum Start Date: Negotiable, but ideally May 2021
This is an exciting opportunity to join the University of St Andrews, in a dynamic new role with responsibility for stewardship of and engagement with its internationally-important heritage collections.  

The Assistant Director, Heritage Collections and Curation will lead the convergence of museum and special collections teams and services, redesigning research and teaching support services and expanding digitisation and online engagement, while also contributing to the development of a new capital project for a Heritage Collections Research Centre.  

They will work flexibly and collaboratively as part of the Directors’ Team to develop and lead the strategic direction of Libraries and Museums at St Andrews, and be an active and articulate advocate for heritage collections, developing strong relationships within the University, as well as in the wider HE and libraries, archives and museums sectors.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for and proven expertise in at least one of the areas covered by the heritage collections, experience in a senior management or leadership role in a research-intensive organisation, and be a problem-solver who can inspire and motivate their team in developing and delivering ambitious projects and initiatives.  

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Catherine Eagleton, Director of Libraries and Museums (director.lam@st-andrews.ac.uk) or Jennifer Louden, Deputy Director of Libraries and Museums (jal9@st-andrews.ac.uk).  

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian, Minority or Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in Managerial, Specialist & Administrative posts at the University.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

This post will not be primarily based at the University’s new Eden Campus at Guardbridge, but part of the Library team and core collections will be. Museum and Special Collections staff and collections are based in a number of different locations around St Andrews, so travel to different sites and buildings will be required for this role, although the postholder will initially be based in the Main Library building.

Please submit with your application a CV and covering letter.

Closing Date: Thursday 4 February 2021                           

Please quote ref: AD1436NB     

Further Particulars: AD1436NB FPs.doc

Libraries and Museums
Salary: £52,559 - £59,135 per annum
Start Date: Negotiable, but ideally May 2021