The Morrab Library in Penzance requires a new Library Assistant.

Applications are invited for a three days (21 hours) per week Library Assistant role to join the Library team. Whilst working days will be usually fixed for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, flexibility on occasion will be desirable.

The Morrab Library is an independent subscription library, located in the heart of Penzance. Founded in 1818, the library houses more than 70,000 books, and extensive archive, newspaper and historic photographic collections. The Library is particularly known for its extensive Cornish collection, and hosts a regular schedule of talks, classes and workshops on a variety of topics.

Salary: c.£13,970 subject to experience.

A role description and person specification are available by clicking on this link, or from the Librarian directly on request.

Job description and Person Spec – Library Assistant – April 2023

A letter of application, a curriculum vitae (no more than 2 sides of A4), and the names and contact details of two referees is required. 

Closing date for applications (by email to the Librarian): by midnight Friday 19 May 2023. 

Interviews: Wednesday 31 May 2023.

Contact: or telephone: 01736 364474.