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Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) Cataloguer

Vacancy Details

Salary: £26,000 Per Annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Collection Care, Curation & Conservation
Date Posted: 05/06/2018
Reference: 02036


Full Time Fixed Term For 2 Years

The Library is seeking to recruit a Cataloguer to join the small team working for the externally-funded Endangered Archives Programme (EAP), which is administered by the British Library. The Programme tries to preserve vulnerable material around the world and has supported over 300 projects in 90 countries, resulting in over 6.5 million images and 25 thousand sound tracks being preserved in digital format.

This post is for 24 months with the purpose of supporting the EAP team by cataloguing material received from the various projects and making it available online via the EAP website. Making the material accessible for scholarly research is a key element of the Programme and you will be a valued member of the team.

We are looking for someone who has substantial experience of working with archival material and has a familiarity with national and international standards for cataloguing and who has good attention to detail. If you are interested in applying and want to learn more about the Endangered Archives Programme, please visit the website:


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: 1 July 2018

Interview date: 11/12 July 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
  • Are you currently a British Library employee or agency member of staff?


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