Head of Sound Archive Technical Services
£39,000 per annum
Based at St Pancras, London
This is a fantastic opportunity to lead the British Library’s Technical Services experts, responsible primarily for the digitisation and preservation of the Library’s sound and moving image collections, and support for and maintenance of the underpinning audio-visual (AV) technology.
As the Head of Technical Services you will be responsible: for directing a team of managers of audio engineers, production coordinators and workflow managers who digitise and preserve audio and video recordings to agreed quality standards and targets; for overseeing staff who provide essential equipment maintenance and staff and external training; for ensuring that technical support is provided for curatorial specialists in the acquisition, playback and development of AV collections; for ensuring close working with other Library teams as necessary, including AV cataloguers, reading room services staff, exhibitions and web publishing; ensuring the department remains as international centre of excellence in all aspects of AV preservation.
The successful candidate will have good people and project management skills, significant professional experience working with audio visual collections in a research library, archive or similar environment and have and good communication skills. You will have good technical knowledge of historic and current audio and video formats and a deep knowledge of internationally accepted archival principles as they apply to audio material.
Closing Date: 26th July 2017
Interview Date: 18th August 2017
In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following question: Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom?
Audio Cataloguing Co-ordinator, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage, British Library
£32,000 per annum
Based at St Pancras, London
Full-time fixed-term contract for five years
Join us as we embark on an exciting five year project, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage. Part of the British Library’s wider Save Our Sounds programme, this project will digitally preserve almost half a million sound recordings, establish a network of ten audio archiving centres across the UK and make it easier for people to discover and listen to audio recordings.
As the Audio Cataloguing Coordinator you will manage the project’s cataloguing team to ensure that targets and quality standards are met. You will work with other members of the project team to plan the work and oversee metadata creation to achieve the long term digital preservation of audio recordings.
The successful candidate will have professional experience of managing standardised data and hold relevant qualifications. Experience of managing people and the ability to explain complex ideas clearly and simply are essential.
Closing Date: Sunday 6 August 2017
Interview Date: Monday 21 August 2017
Applications and further details: https://britishlibrary.recruitment.northgatearinso.com/birl/pages/main.jsf