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Advert Date:   Thursday, 25th November 2021
 
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Job Title:   Bookseller and Cataloguer
Organisation:   Peter Harrington Limited
Salary:   £25,000 - £35,000 p.a.
Type:   Full-Time Position
Location:   London, England
Closing Date:   Monday, 3rd January 2022
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Other Benefits:21 days' annual leave (plus bank holiday), staff parties, employee assistance programme, company pension scheme, season loan ticket, Cyclescheme.
   
 
  Job Description
BOOKSELLER AND CATALOGUER

Location: Chelsea, London
Salary: £25,000-£35,000 per annum dependent on experience.
Hours: 10.00-18.00, 5 days per week, to include alternate Saturdays.
Benefits: 21 days' annual leave (plus bank holiday), staff parties, employee assistance programme, company pension scheme, season loan ticket, Cyclescheme.

Peter Harrington Limited, an established antiquarian bookseller with a global presence, are seeking to appoint a general cataloguer. The primary aspects of the role will involve researching and cataloguing rare books, for which we will train you in our house style. You’ll be working alongside our senior specialists across several departments, in Literature, History, Travel & Exploration, and Economics & Social Sciences. To be successful in this role you’ll need superb written English and research skills, and meticulous attention to detail.

Responsibilities
• Examine, collate, and enter descriptions of books into our database.
• Research and cataloguing of material.
• Undertake shop duties when required, such as responding to phone and email queries from customers.
As your expertise develops, the role will involve:
• Maintaining specialist knowledge of the global book trade including sources of supply, e.g. auctions, booksellers, third party websites and private individuals.
• Travel overseas, both as part of a team or alone, as the company’s representative.

Closing date
3 January 2022; interviews will be on a rolling basis.
  Required Skills / Qualifications
Essential skills and experience
• Excellent spoken and written English.
• Strong research skills.
• Awareness and knowledge of, or interest in, books and/or printed media.
• Ability to maintain high-quality work while meeting tight deadlines.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• A meticulous, highly organised approach and keen eye for detail and mistakes.

Desirable, but not essential
• Knowledge of a second language (with Arabic or Russian particularly desirable).
• Knowledge of rare/antiquarian books and the rare book trade.
• Experience in working with Filemaker or databases.
• Experience in luxury retail or customer service.
  Application Instructions
Applicants should send their CV and cover letter directly to: recruitment@peterharrington.co.uk.
Contact Name:   Miss Laure Rosset
Contact Tel:     02075910220
Contact Fax:  
Contact Email:   recruitment@peterharrington.co.uk
Website:   https://www.peterharrington.co.uk/
Address:   100 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6HS.