Intern, British Library

Intern in Ancient Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts (00869)

British Library

Application deadline: 15th July 2016

Full Time (36 hours per week over 5 days)

Fixed Term for 9 months

Start date in October 2016

Thanks to external funding, the British Library is pleased to be able to offer an internship in the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts section of the Western Heritage Department for a post-graduate or post-doctoral student in History, Art History, Medieval Language or Literature or other relevant subject.

The primary focus of the internship will be to enhance our Explore Archives and Manuscripts online catalogue, by creating catalogue entries for medieval manuscripts from the Harley collection. In addition, the intern will be involved in all aspects of the work of the Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts section, including responding to enquiries, providing talks for students and patrons, selecting and presenting manuscripts for display in our exhibition gallery, and cataloguing, thereby gaining insight into various curatorial duties and aspects of collection care. During the internship at the Library, the intern will enjoy privileged access to printed and manuscript research material, and will work alongside specialists with wide-ranging and varied expertise.

This internship is designed to provide an opportunity for the student to develop research skills and expertise in medieval history and manuscripts, and in presenting manuscripts to a range of audiences. Previous interns have given feedback that they felt a valued member of the team, gained professional confidence and developed their career by carrying out a ‘real’ job with specific duties.

The programme is only open to students who are engaged actively in research towards, or have recently completed a PhD in a subject area relevant to the study of medieval manuscripts and who have a right to work in the UK full time.

The term of internship is full time (36 hours per week over 5 days) for 9 months. The salary is £9.40 per hour, which is the current London Living Wage. The internship will start in October 2016 or as soon as relevant security checks have been completed.

Applicants are asked to include answers to the following questions within their Supporting Statement:

  1. Please give examples of your experience in cataloguing medieval manuscripts.
  2. Please provide examples of your experience in writing about your research for a general audience.

Closing Date: 15 July 2016

Interviews will be held on 16 August 2016. The selection process may include questions about the date and origin of a particular manuscript to be shown at the interview.

For more information and to apply, click here.


PhD Fellowship, Universiteit Gent

Post-doctoral Fellow, Saint John’s University

Post-doctoral Fellow in Eastern Christian Manuscript Cataloging

Saint John’s University, 2850 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, Minnesota

Application deadline: 6th June 2016

  • Job Title: Post-doctoral Fellow in Eastern Christian Manuscript Cataloging
  • Opening Date/Time: Wed. 05/11/16 12:00 AM Central Time
  • Closing Date/Time: Continuous
  • Salary: Not Displayed
  • Job Type: Non-Exempt, Support Staff, Full Time
  • Location: Saint John’s University, 2850 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, Minnesota
  • Department: Hill Museum & Manuscript Library – SJU

The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s University invites applications for the two-year, full-time, benefit-eligible position of Post-doctoral Fellow in Eastern Christian Manuscript Cataloging. The Fellow will provide vital support for HMML’s efforts to catalog recently digitized Eastern Christian manuscripts. Under the guidance of the Lead Cataloger of Eastern Christian Manuscripts, the Fellow will undertake original cataloging of digital surrogates at HMML as well as revision of existing cataloging.

Primary responsibilities include:

  1. Original cataloging of Arabic (including Garshuni), Syriac, and possibly Coptic manuscripts from HMML’s digitization projects in the Middle East, India, and Africa.
  2. Correction and standardization of existing cataloging.


  1. Earned doctorate in history, theology, classics, Semitic languages, or cognate field.
  2. Knowledge of Arabic (including Garshuni) and Syriac, and associated literatures; familiarity with Arabic literature beyond the Christian tradition is desirable. Coptic is not required but would be a desirable asset.
  3. Direct experience of research using manuscripts, and ideally of description/cataloging of manuscripts.
  4. Experience with digital research in the humanities; ease with the use of common software and ability to understand and work with HMML’s digital platforms and tools.
  5. Good communication skills in both written and spoken English.
  6. Attention to detail; accuracy and thoroughness in work habits; ability to manage multiple, complex tasks.

Additional Information

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications are accepted online by clicking “APPLY” above. Interested applicants are asked to submit the online application form, a letter of interest indicating skills and experience relevant to the position, a curriculum vitae, and names of two scholars whom we can contact for further information about suitability for the position.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but to ensure fullest consideration applicants should apply by June 6, 2016.

Women, individuals of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are  encouraged to apply. Saint John’s University is an Affirmative  Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more details or to apply, click here.


wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/Mitarbeiters, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/Mitarbeiters

Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Bewerbungsschluss: 19.05.2016

In der Handschriftenabteilung der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz ist im Rahmen des von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) geförderten Projekts „Katalogisierung der lateinischen Handschriften aus Eberhardsklausen in der Stadtbibliothek Trier, Teil 2“ zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle einer/eines

  • wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters
  • Entgeltgruppe 14 TVöD
  • Kennziffer: SBB-IIIA-1-2015

für die Dauer von 17 Monaten zu besetzen.


Wissenschaftliches Katalogisieren von 25 mittelalterlichen Handschriften (überwiegend komplexe theologische und homiletische Sammelhandschriften) aus Eberhardsklausen der Stadtbibliothek Trier anhand der Richtlinien der DFG- Erstellen einer Einleitung und der üblichen Register zum Katalog- Anleiten einer wissenschaftlichen Hilfskraft- Endredaktion des Katalogs.


Abgeschlossenes wissenschaftliches Hochschulstudium in einem historisch orientierten geisteswissenschaftlichen Fach (Master, Magister oder Diplom)- umfassende wissenschaftliche Kenntnisse der Buch- und Schriftgeschichte des Mittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit- mehrjährige erfolgreiche Berufserfahrung in der Katalogisierung von mittelalterlichen und frühneuzeitlichen Handschriften- gute Kenntnisse der für das Fachgebiet relevanten Standards und Verfahren- Grundkenntnisse der Erfassungssoftware MXML- gute IT-Kenntnisse- sehr gute Latein- und Englischkenntnisse- gute Kenntnisse der mittelalterlichen Buchmalerei- außerordentliche Leistungsbereitschaft- Fähigkeit zum selbstständigen, systemischen und lösungsorientierten Arbeiten- Teamfähigkeit.


Gute Kenntnisse des Französischen und einer weiteren Fremdsprache

Die Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz gewährleistet die Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern nach Maßgabe des Bundesgleichstellungsgesetzes. Schwerbehinderte Menschen werden bei gleicher Eignung besonders berücksichtigt.

Eine Besetzung mit Teilzeitbeschäftigten ist grundsätzlich möglich.

Aussagekräftige Bewerbungsunterlagen werden unter Angabe der Kennziffer SBB-IIIA-1-2015 bis zum 19. Mai 2016 erbeten an:

Generaldirektorin der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Personalstelle (Z 1.3), 10772 Berlin.

Von Bewerbungen in elektronischer Form bitten wir abzusehen. Bewerbungen können grundsätzlich nur zurückgesandt werden, wenn ein frankierter Rückumschlag beiliegt.

Ansprechpartner für Fragen zum Aufgabengebiet: Herr Prof. Dr. Overgaauw (Tel.: 030 – 266 435000),

Ansprechpartnerin für Fragen zum Bewerbungsverfahren: Frau Vogel (Tel.: 030 – 266 43 1514).



Generaldirektorin der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Personalstelle, 10772 Berlin