Librarian (Chetham’s Library)
Nov 14, 2023

Librarian (Chetham’s Library)

Salary scale 41 - 44 £48,846 - £53,432 per annum
Manchester, M3
Full Time , Permanent


Chetham’s Library

Salary scale 41-44 (£48,846 – £53,432)

Chetham’s Foundation is a unique cultural institution and charity in the heart of Manchester combining music, education, and heritage. We are home to three extraordinary places – Chetham’s School of Music, Chetham’s Library, and The Stoller Hall. We believe in the power of music and creativity to unite people, and we are committed to educating and inspiring new generations of musicians and thinkers.

Chetham’s Library is the oldest public library in the English speaking world, based in buildings dating to 1421 – the oldest surviving site in Manchester – and still open to readers and visitors, with a growing events programme celebrating the collections and historic connections with Marx, Engels and other notable visitors.

The job

  • In your role as Chetham’s Librarian you will be responsible for the Library which is an archival repository, rare books library and museum. It is a unique position and offers exciting opportunities to build on the past, to strengthen its links with the academic community and researchers, and to work with colleagues at Chetham’s School of Music and The Stoller Hall to extend the role of the heritage site as a visitor attraction.
  • You will support the vision of the Library by both leading the strategic development and day-to-day management of the Library.
  • You will work closely with both internal and external stakeholders. Internal stakeholders include the Feoffees of Chetham’s School of Music and Hospital, the Library Committee and the Joint Principals of Chetham’s School of Music. External stakeholders include Manchester City Council, University of Manchester, other libraries and archives in the region, members of the Small Museum Network, and national and regional sector bodies.

In return

  • Salary starting at £48,846 – £53,432 per annum
  • Benefits including free city centre car parking, flexible schedule, free catered lunches during term time, on site gym, complementary yoga & fitness classes and free tickets to concerts.

Closing date: Friday 12th January 2024 at 9am

Interviews will take place: Interviews will be held on Monday 22 January 2024

Chetham’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. Reg. Charity No: 526702

Salary scale 41 - 44 £48,846 - £53,432 per annum
Manchester, M3
Employment type
Full Time , Permanent
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Chetham’s School of Music is an internationally renowned specialist music school located in city centre Manchester. Chetham’s is a magical place, home to the UK’s largest specialist music school, the oldest library in the English speaking world and a world-class concert venue all in the heart of Manchester.

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