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Curator, Digital Publications

Vacancy Details

Salary: £32,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Collection Care, Curation & Conservation
Closing Date: 09/16/2018
Date Posted: 08/21/2018
Reference: 02266



Full Time, Fixed term for 6 months

Joining our Contemporary British Publications team, this role is an exciting opportunity to help the Library develop its ability to collect, manage and make available complex digital publications. The Library’s ‘Emerging Formats’ project is focused on UK publications created for the mobile web, as interactive narratives or in database format. This role will support the project in desk-based research on existing knowledge and capabilities; engaging with creators, libraries and users of complex digital publications; and in documenting the findings of the project.


You will have an active interest in book apps, writing for mobile devices and interactive narratives, with an understanding of some of the issues involved in managing digital collections. Good time management, excellent communication skills and the ability to work with colleagues across teams are all essential. Contemporary British Collections represents the diverse range of experience and culture in the UK, and we welcome applications from candidates that help us broaden our own experience within the team.


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: 16 September 2018

Interview date: 8 October 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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