Vacancy at London Metropolitan Archives: Audio Preservation Engineer (Unlocking our Sound Heritage)

Applications are invited for the following vacancy:

Audio Preservation Engineer (Unlocking Our Sound Heritage) (fixed term for 3 years) Salary £28,400 - £31,980 pa including London Weighting (Depending on performance and experience)

London Metropolitan Archives is looking for an audio preservation engineer to contribute to its work as a regional hub of the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project. Unlocking Our Sound Heritage is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is led by the British Library in conjunction with 10 national and regional partners across the UK.

Unlocking Our Sound Heritage will digitally preserve almost half a million endangered sound recordings from across the UK and make 100,000 available online, transforming the visibility of sound archive collections in the process. London Metropolitan Archives is the hub for London. Over three years, it will digitise 5,000 physical sound items, from its own collections, and from other collections in the London region. The digitised material will then be used as part of innovative learning and outreach activities. London Metropolitan Archives is one of 10 hubs recruiting project staff in Aberystwyth, Belfast, Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, London, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich during 2018.

The post holder will produce archival quality digital transfers of audio material to international standards, with associated metadata, against specified targets, operating all necessary equipment in the process and using all relevant project software.

Applicants will have a relevant degree-level qualification or equivalent and proven experience of creating digital copies of audio recordings and creating or editing metadata relating to digital audio resources. Demonstrable experience of professional audio archival work and an in-depth knowledge of both obsolete sound carriers and contemporary digital formats is essential. Informal enquiries to Laurence Ward, Head of Digital Services, 0207 332 3812

The post holder will work to the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage Project Manager at London Metropolitan Archives.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 5 September 2018. Interviews will be held on 14 September 2018.

To apply online visit Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24hr answerphone) quoting reference number TC619 if you experience any problems.  A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

London Metropolitan Archives is provided by the City of London Corporation.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.