Manuscripts Curator (Discovery and Access)

Organisation: National Library of Scotland

Salary: £41,004

Location: Edinburgh

We’re looking for an experienced Archivist to join our Archives and Manuscript Collections team in the Library’s Collections, Access and Research Department. The team is responsible for archival collections in the Library dating from the 9th century to the present day and works closely with colleagues across the Library to promote, preserve, research, and manage the archives and manuscript collections. This role is dedicated to developing the discoverability of the collections through the Library’s catalogue system and building capacity within the team for the ongoing collection and management of born-digital materials.

What we are looking for – We’re looking for someone who is passionate about enabling and promoting access to archives. You’ll have experience working with archival cataloguing systems and born-digital records, be comfortable working collaboratively and on your own initiative, and committed to continued professional development. If this sounds like, then we look forward to reading your application.

What we can offer you – If you are successful, you will be working for one of Scotland’s premier cultural institutions, a library that holds the nation’s memory in its vast collections. You’ll have the opportunity to work flexibly, where the service allows, and we’ll provide you with training and development opportunities. We have generous annual leave and offer a pension scheme. And of course, you’ll join a team of great colleagues.

We encourage applications from people who belong to marginalised communities particularly people of colour, those from a working class background, disabled and LGBTQ+ people.

The closing date for applications is 18 September 2023 at midnight. You can contact Chris Cassells ( if you have any questions about the post. Interviews will be held the week commencing 2 October 2023.

Application Deadline: Monday 18/09/2023