26 January 2020


£48,750 p/a


The Head of Sound and Vision leads the staff of UK’s national sound archive, one of the greatest collections of sound recordings in the world. They oversee the Save our Sounds programme to save the nation’s current and future sound heritage, including the Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund; and show leadership across the Library and externally across the audiovisual archives profession.

You will need to have substantial experience of working in a sound archive at manager level, with experience of project and programme management.

As one of the world’s great libraries, the British Library's duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future. At present the Library has well over 150 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. The Library has manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. It operates the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to the British Library is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future.


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