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Imaging Technician (2 Posts)

Vacancy Details

Salary: £21,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Collection Care, Curation & Conservation
Closing Date: 19/03/2018
Date Posted: 06/03/2018
Reference: 01832


Full Time, Fixed Term to 31 December 2018

 2 Positions Available

The British Library leads and collaborates in growing the world’s knowledge base. We are engaged in a major partnership with the Qatar Foundation and the Qatar National Library to digitise and make available material relating to the history of the Gulf and Arabic manuscripts. We are a multi-disciplinary programme that includes conservation, content specialists, translation, and imaging with external funding committed until December 2018.

We are looking for two Imaging Technicians to join the Imaging team within our programme.  You will be working as part of a team of eight, capturing images that meet Qatar Programme and British Library standards and performing administrative duties to support the workflow.

To apply you will have experience working in a digital imaging environment, ideally a large scale digitisation project in a museum, gallery or library and have knowledge of digital imaging techniques.  You should be able to plan and manage your work, maintaining accuracy and achieving targets.  Your main task will be to capture images of our collection using scanner; you will also perform daily data entry and file management tasks.

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer,as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes 20.9%. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

More about the British Library

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future. At the moment we have well over 150 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future. 

Closing date: 19 March 2018

Disability Confident

We are a Disability Confident employer, and make a commitment to recruit and support disabled people. We guarantee an interview for disabled candidates who meet the minimum (essential) requirements for a vacancy.



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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