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Audio Cataloguer

Vacancy Details

Salary: £26,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Cataloguers, Reference and Research
Date Posted: 09/10/2017
Reference: 01556


Full Time, Permanent


The British Library is seeking to appoint a new cataloguer for its audio and video collections. Tasks include cataloguing a wide variety of audio and video content to satisfy the needs of curators, researchers and other audiences, as well as maintain and improve existing data quality, and liaise with other staff members to ensure a consistent approach to metadata standards.


You will have excellent cataloguing skills or show good potential. You will a full understanding of the uses of cataloguing and data standards, and an active knowledge and flexibility towards appropriating those standards for an audio-visual database. You will need excellent and adaptable IT skills, good communication and time management as well as the ability to work effectively on your own and as part a team.


While broad subject interest is necessary, it is important that you have a demonstrable knowledge of classical music, whether by degree-level qualification or professional experience. Aural identification of instruments and styles at least is important. Knowledge of at least one foreign language would be of additional benefit.

Closing Date: 22 October 2017

Interview Date: 2 & 3 November 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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