Job vacancy: Manuscript Cataloguer – Roth Collection

Manuscript Cataloguer – Roth Collection

Are you an experienced manuscript and rare book cataloguer? Do you have an interest in Hebrew and Jewish studies? Would you like the opportunity to work with a significant historical collection of Judaica and Hebraica?

The University of Leeds Library has received funding to create high quality catalogues and indexes for the Roth Collection of Judaica and Hebraica.

Cecil Roth (1899-1970) was the foremost historian of Jewish history in Great Britain. Working between 1925 and 1970, his most lasting achievements are his editorship of the seminal Encyclopaedia Judaica, and his book Jewish Art, which took a new approach to art historical enquiry.

Roth’s personal library is housed in Special Collections at the University of Leeds. His collection comprises medieval and early modern manuscripts and rare printed books, pamphlets and ephemera relating to Jewish life, history, liturgy and culture. However, inadequacies in the current catalogue make his collection difficult to search.

You will catalogue the medieval, post-medieval, and early modern manuscripts in the Roth Collection and upgrade the existing catalogue records for the pre-1851 printed books.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis, Collections & Engagement Manager (Rare Books & Maps)

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9456, email:

Location:  Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Library
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 31 June 2020)
Release Date:  Thursday 28 March 2019
Closing Date:  Thursday 11 April 2019
Reference:  CSLIB1193
Downloads:  Candidate Brief

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