Head of Sound Archive Technical Services, British Library

Head of Sound Archive Technical Services, British Library

£39,000 per annum
Based at St Pancras, London
Full Time/Permanent
Reference: 01332

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead the British Library’s Technical Services experts, responsible primarily for the digitisation and preservation of the Library’s sound and moving image collections, and support for and maintenance of the underpinning audio-visual (AV) technology.
As the Head of Technical Services you will be responsible: for directing a team of managers of audio engineers, production coordinators and workflow managers who digitise and preserve audio and video recordings to agreed quality standards and targets; for overseeing staff who provide essential  equipment maintenance and staff and external training; for ensuring that technical support is provided for curatorial specialists in the acquisition, playback and development of AV collections; for ensuring close working with other Library teams as necessary, including AV cataloguers, reading room services staff, exhibitions and web publishing; ensuring the department remains as international centre of excellence in all aspects of AV preservation.

The successful candidate will have good people and project management skills, significant professional experience working with audio visual collections in a research library, archive or similar environment and have and good communication skills. You will have good technical knowledge of historic and current audio and video formats and a deep knowledge of internationally accepted archival principles as they apply to audio material.

Closing Date: 26th July 2017
Interview Date: 18th August 2017

In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following question: Do you currently have the right to work in the United Kingdom?

Applications and further details: https://britishlibrary.recruitment.northgatearinso.com/birl/pages/main.jsf

Richard Ranft  
Head of Sound and Vision,     
The British Library,              
96 Euston Road,                      
London NWI 2DB, UK.

email: richard.ranft@bl.uk
voice: +44 (0)20-7412-7424