Book binder

Updated: 24 days ago
Deadline: 31 May 2022

Published: 2022-05-16

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The University Library is an integral part of Uppsala University. Our mission is to take responsibility for the supply of scientific information within the university, and to support research and education. We have some 180 employees and turnover of roughly SEK 270 million. Find out more about us here.

The Department of Special Collections is responsible for acquiring, storing, and making available the library’s cultural heritage materials, i.e., manuscripts, music materials, maps, pictures, old prints, and other printed collections that are particularly worthy of preservation. The Department’s remit also includes the library’s overall work with exhibits, visits, and displays.

The digitisation of collections through inter-library projects and externally funded grants is an area of priority. We are now seeking a skilled and motivated bookbinder to take part in the ongoing project Av Gustavs Hand [By the hand of Gustavus], which includes the digitisation of manuscripts previously belonging to the private archives of King Gustavus III.


Your main tasks will be to prepare manuscript materials for image capture and to create bespoke enclosures for the rehousing of the materials. You will take part in a larger working process, where you will contribute to the dismantling of 19th century bindings and the reassembling of the materials into sleeves and boxes.

You may also be involved in repair work on and rehousing of other materials from the Library’s collections.


Formal training as a bookbinder, with a certificate or diploma from a recognized institute At least two years of experience working as a bookbinder Good ability to communicate in Swedish or English.

Major emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. You are methodical and precise. You take responsibility, achieve results in your work, and work well with others.

Application procedure: Your application is to include a cover letter, CV, degree
certificate/diploma and 2–3 concise examples of your work (portfolio).

Salary: Individual salary.

Access: By agreement.

Form of employment: Temporary position 12 months.

Scope of employment: 100%.

Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Division manager Maria Berggren,, tel. 018-471 29 17.

Please submit your application no later than 31. May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1400.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Avdelningen för specialsamlingar

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Individual

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben
Fia Wolters, ST 018-4714088
Nadja Duffner-Ylvestedt, Saco 018-4715845

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/1400

Last application date: 2022-05-31

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