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Preservation Audio Engineer

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Summary
Salary: £26,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Metadata, Operations and Strategy
Date Posted: 25/10/2018
Reference: 02399

Description


                        

Full Time, Fixed Term until August 2022


Unlocking our Sound Heritage is part of the British Library’s Save our Sounds programme, and will digitally preserve almost half a million rare and unique recordings, establish a network of audio preservation centres across the UK and encourage more people to enjoy and learn from our audio archives.

 

As a Preservation Audio Engineer, you will be responsible for the digitisation of sound recordings held on endangered media selected for the project, particularly ¼” open reel tape and cassette, and the creation of metadata relating to the transfer process.    

 

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. You will have relevant education to degree level or equivalent professional experience in an archive.

There is one full time post available. This post is part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future. At present 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.

 

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.

 

Closing date: 7 November 2018

 

Interview date: 27 November 2018

 

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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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Contact Name: Employee Services
Telephone: 01937 882030
Email Address: employeeservicesrecruitment@bl.uk

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