Collection Care Assistant (Full-time, Permanent).

Lambeth Palace Library was founded in 1610 as the library of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Since 2020 we have also held the archival collections from the Church of England Record Centre in our new building, and are the principal repository for the archives of the Archbishop of Canterbury and of the National Church Institutions in London.

The Library is freely open for public use, serving as a research centre specialising in church history, and with far wider-ranging archive, manuscript and printed collections dating from the 9th century to the present day. Our collections include medieval manuscripts, early printed books, modern archives and digital records.

The Library’s vision is to collect, preserve and make accessible the memory of the Church of England, so that its cultural and religious history can be explored and enjoyed by all. You can read more about our work ( and our values (

For this exciting opportunity we are looking for someone with practical preservation and conservation experience in the field of library and archives who will thrive as part of a team that also delivers a range of outreach activities. You will have a good working knowledge of preservation programmes, including environmental monitoring, facilitating exhibitions and meeting reading room needs, and the skills to manage conservation needs across a range of materials and formats. You will be strong in planning, organising and communicating, with the ability to work to deadlines. Your flexible and pragmatic approach to everyday working practice will suit you for a role in our busy Collections Care studio.  

Link to Application: Collection Care Assistant (Preservation and Conservation) – Pathways | Pathways (

Closing date: 1 February 2024

Interviews will take place on: 12th February 2024. Please note: You will be asked to bring a brief portfolio of preservation and conservation work; and undertake a brief practical test.