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Digital Learning Manager, Unlocking Our Sound Heritage

Vacancy Details

Salary: £32,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Collections
Category: Cataloguers, Reference and Research
Closing Date: 01/28/2019
Date Posted: 01/10/2019
Reference: 02521


Full Time (36 hours per week), Fixed Term for 2 years

As part of the British Library’s Unlocking Our Sound Heritage (UOSH) programme, the role of the Digital Learning Manager will be responsible for managing the creation of content for the project’s online learning resource. Working closely with curators and learning colleagues, the post holder will develop a series of web packages, drawing on the unique sound collections held at the British Library and at our ten partner hubs across the UK. The post will line manage the UOSH Web Content Developers in the research and development of content, while quality-assuring all digitised collection material and interpretation.  


This role will be based in the Learning Team, working closely with members of the UOSH project team. The British Library’s Learning Team is responsible for leading on the Library’s engagement with school students, teachers, families, community groups and adult learners through its onsite and digital learning resources. The post holder will be educated to degree standard or equivalent, with experience in managing creative digital projects and developing content-rich online resources for a range of audiences, preferably with an interest in areas of sound and audio. They will need to have excellent attention to detail in terms of planning and delivering with excellent editorial and research skills.


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.


This post is part of a Heritage Lottery funded project Unlocking Our Sound Heritage.


For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref:02521


Closing date: 28th January 2019


Interview date: 8th and 11th February 2019


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