Applications are invited for the Bernard Quaritch summer internship programme. A maximum of two full-time positions are available, each for a minimum duration of four weeks (normally undertaken some time between July and September, with working hours Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm). During your internship you will gain experience of bookselling at one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious antiquarian book dealers.
Quaritch sells rare books, manuscripts and photographs relating to the history of ideas, science, travel, and literature in both modern and ancient languages. We are based in Bedford Row, London, just north of Holborn but our private and institutional clients span the globe.
You can demonstrate a keen interest in the book trade, are knowledgeable about one or more of our subject areas, are a careful researcher, and are comfortable in a business environment. You speak and write English fluently and ideally have a working knowledge of another language. You must have the right to work in the UK.
About the role
You will answer the telephone and receive visitors, and assist with packing, deliveries, photography, and other routine administrative duties. Working alongside our booksellers, you will also provide research and cataloguing support to them. Our premises covers 5 floors, with several flights of stairs, and you may be required to lift and carry medium loads. Remuneration will be £11.95 per hour.
How to apply
Email your CV and covering letter to Jonathan Harrison (email@example.com), with ‘2023 Internship’ in the subject line. Please include the date on which you would be available to start work.
All applications must be received by 19 May 2023 and will be acknowledged by email. Interviews will take place in June.