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Audio Engineer

Vacancy Details

Salary: £26,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Collection Care, Curation & Conservation
Date Posted: 12/09/2017
Reference: 01489


Full Time, Permanent


The British Library is home to the nation’s Sound Archive, an extraordinary collection of over 6.5 million recordings of speech, music, wildlife and the environment, from the 1880s to the present day. In order to provide access to this valuable resource both now and in future, we need to digitise our collections.


As an Audio Engineer, you will be responsible for the digitisation of sound recordings held on endangered audio and audiovisual media, enabling access to our sound collections by the public, both on-site at events, exhibitions and in our reading rooms and off-site in broadcasts and through the Internet.


You will have strong, demonstrable knowledge of obsolete sound carriers and current digital formats, a familiarity with audio recording, playback and transfer technologies, with demonstrable experience of professional audio archival work including the creation of metadata relating to digital audio resources and relevant education to degree level or equivalent professional experience in an archive.

Closing Date: 24 September 2017

Interview Date: 6 October 2017


In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom


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Telephone: 01937 882030
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