1 October 2017

London, UK

£26,000 a year



Join the British Library on an exciting five-year project to save and share audio archives. The project, 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 earn from 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 and relevant education to degree level or equivalent professional experience in an archive. 

This is a part time, fixed term contract post for 4.5 years or to 30th November 2022, whichever is soonest depending on the start date. This post is part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project.

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