Assistant Librarian


£8,126 per annum (16 hours per week)

Application Deadline
First round interview (w/c)

Job description

The CBSO is seeking an Assistant Librarian to work alongside the Librarian in the music library and with the orchestra at rehearsals, concerts and recording sessions. The successful candidate will have a knowledge and love of classical music, experience at music preparation and excellent interpersonal skills. The role is two days a week and some flexibility over scheduling is required.

How to apply

Please send a CV of no more than two pages together with the names of two referees and a succinct covering letter explaining why you think you are our ideal candidate to:

Hollie Dunster, HR Manager
CBSO Centre, Berkley Street, Birmingham, B1 2LF

If you wish to have an informal discussion about the opportunity, please feel free to contact Jack Lovell-Huckle (Librarian) on

Please download the Application pack to view the key responsibilities of the role.

Essential skills

  •  A detailed knowledge of orchestral repertoire, with a passion for Classical music, and be familiar with the daily operational requirements of a symphony orchestra.
  • Excellent music preparation skills
  • The ability to score-read
  • The ability to transpose and write out orchestral parts
  • Excellent organisational skills, with strong attention to detail 
  • A hard worker who can work well under pressure, and think on your feet
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to liaise with a wide variety of people at all levels
  • Ability to work on own initiative and to be self-motivated as well as the ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to work irregular and unsocial hours including evenings and weekends, as required by the orchestra schedule
  • Willingness to travel within the UK and internationally as required by the orchestra schedule

Desirable skills

  • Degree in Music (or equivalent) would be desired but not essential
  • Knowledge of OPAS and Sibelius
  • A full clean driving license


Hollie Dunster




The CBSO is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.