Jobs

We currently have three vacancies:

Archives Intern (Uncovering York’s Sporting Heritage Project)

Location: York Explore Library, York

Contract: 9 months fixed term (21 hours per week)

Salary: £19,286 per annum, pro rata

Closing date for applications: 26 July 2019

To apply: Please complete our application form and equal opportunities form and return to jobs@exploreyork.org.uk. 

Are you interested in pursuing a career in heritage? Do you have an interest in sport and community engagement?

Then we’d love to hear from you! We are now recruiting for a part-time Archives Intern to join our team on a fixed-term contract, to support our Uncovering York’s Sporting Heritage project. This post has been made possible due to a generous grant from the National Heritage Lottery Fund, and is in partnership with York City Football Club Foundation and York City Knights Foundation.

In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to catalogue archives, support our schools programme, work with communities to record their sporting memories, create themed reminiscence packs and more! You will also have the chance to work offsite, both at the current football and rugby league stadium at Bootham Crescent, and at York’s new community stadium.

More information about this role can be found in the job description and in the press release on our website. Please refer to the job description when making your application.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our Archivist (Access and Engagement), Laura Yeoman (Laura.Yeoman@exploreyork.org.uk).

Facilities Support Assistant (FSA)

Location: Tang Hall Explore Library,  The Centre@Burnholme

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Between 8 – 14 hours a week, including evening / weekend hours (exact number and working pattern to be confirmed at interview)

Salary: £17,870 – £19,286 per annum, pro rata

Closing date for applications: Friday 19 July 2019 at 12 noon

Interview date: Thursday 25 July 2019

To apply: Please complete our application form and equal opportunities form and return to jobs@exploreyork.org.uk. 

Are you a practical person who also enjoys meeting and helping people?

Based at The Centre @ Burnholme, this is an ideal opportunity to support us with a range of facilities tasks. While you will be based at this wonderful new building, you could also be supporting our other libraries from time to time.

You will be an essential part of the team, ensuring our buildings operate effectively and our library resources get to where they need to be. Tasks will include:

  • opening and closing The Centre @ Burnholme
  • preparing meeting rooms and activity spaces
    assisting customers with equipment such as audio/visual resources
  • ensuring building safety and security
  • dealing with maintenance issues and minor repairs
  • responding to the needs of visiting contractors
    transporting resources between libraries.

While you will be based at The Centre @ Burnholme, this post supports the whole library service so you may be asked to assist with tasks at other libraries from time to time, including flexibility to support planned events.

Naturally you will need to have a friendly and positive attitude, resolving issues in a constructive way as they arise. Your aim will be to ensure our customers and colleagues have an excellent experience every day. Equally, a commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential, understanding that we exist for everyone in the community regardless of age, ability, background and belief. You’ll need to have attention to detail, be able to follow processes and procedures, and be confident in working in isolation as well as within a team.

You will need to lift, carry and move boxes and equipment in a safe manner, on a regular basis. Being able to drive will be an advantage.

More information about this role can be found in the job description.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our Explore Centre Manager, Andrew Oldham(Andrew.Oldham@exploreyork.org.uk).

Reading and Learning Advisor

Location: York Explore Library and Archives

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 17.5 hours per week

Salary: £17,870 – £19,286 per annum, pro rata

Closing date for applications: Friday 19 July 2019 at 11.59pm

Interview date: Thursday 25 July 2019

To apply: Please complete our application form and equal opportunities form and return to jobs@exploreyork.org.uk. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and outgoing individual to join the team at York Explore Library. It is essential that you have excellent customer service skills and the ability to deal effectively with a wide range of customer enquiries. You will be confident and able to work in a fast-paced environment while delivering a high quality service each day. You will love working with people and be able to deliver a wide variety of activities, including working with the local community, communicating using our social media outlets and sharing your love of books and reading with all ages.
You will enjoy working as part of a team as well as being able to take responsibility for individual projects and need to share our vision and be able to promote Explore York Libraries and Archives.

The hours will be over 7 days and will include weekends and evenings.

More information about this role can be found in the job description.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our York Explore Team Leaders, Janet Edge (janet.edge@exploreyork.org.uk) and Andrew Stanton (andrew.stanton@exploreyork.org.uk) on 07789921107.