The John Rylands Research Institute (The University of Manchester -The University of Manchester Library) is looking for an Administrator. Closing date is June 17, 2013.

The University of Manchester Library is one of only five National Research Libraries and the third largest academic library in the UK. Our vast and rich collections (both print and increasingly digital) help us to deliver a world-class library and information service for the University of Manchester. While our primary objective is to meet the learning, teaching and research needs of University members, we are also fully committed to widening access to our services to individual researchers, local schools and others in the regional community.

The newly-founded John Rylands Research Institute (JRRI) has ambitious plans to become an internationally renowned research centre based within the Special Collections division of the University of Manchester Library. The Institute is a unique partnership between the Faculty of Humanities and the Library. By combining the relevant skills, knowledge and professional activities of academic and library staff, the JRRI will increase and improve access to and knowledge of, this unique resource, enabling us to exploit the research potential of the collections for Manchester’s own researchers while bringing the world’s leading academics to Manchester. The establishment of the JRRIwill provide the means for making the most of our existing research strengths and the development and promotion of an internationally renowned programme of research, which will include post-graduate research studentships, fellowships, lectures, seminars and an annual conference.

The Administrator will play a key role in the operational activity of the Institute, including its establishment and launch, efficient management of the visits and eventsprogramme, administering the JRRI budget, contributing to fundraising, and to professional communications and marketing (including the JRRI website). The Administrator will have a sound knowledge of the research process together with excellent communication skills, a collaborative, creative and flexible approach to working in a multi-disciplinary team, and enthusiasm for exploiting Special Collections for research.

The appointment is until July 2014 in the first instance, with the expectation of extension beyond this date if funding is obtained.

Informal enquiries

Please send any enquiries to Rachel Beckett, Head of Special Collections

Email: [email protected]

The University of Manchester values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Further particulars: ASX-02610 John Rylands Research Institute Administrator (PDF, 15. Kb)

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