3 April 2019



Fixed Term

The National Library of Scotland is one of Scotland’s premier cultural institutions. It contains the nation’s memory: collections document the influence of Scots at home and abroad across the centuries, while also reflecting the ideas and cultures of the world.

The Library's premises at the iconic Kelvin Hall in Glasgow’s West End showcases a Moving Image and Sound Collections and provides access to extensive digital collections.

The Library is working on an exciting funded project with Scottish Ballet to preserve a collection of over 300 videotapes. This collection is an archive of early video recordings of their productions dating from the early 1970s to around 2008. The project will support the appraisal, acquisition, cataloguing and digitisation of the collection, with some public engagement work which will tie in with the public celebrations of the company’s 50th anniversary in 2019.

As part of a project team working to clear project deadlines, the post holder will digitise analogue, obsolete video formats to the technical specification of the Moving Image Archive’s preservation and access programme and encode for a variety of access uses. The National Library of Scotland is looking for someone with a sound knowledge of video editing software who can work independently and act with initiative. Enthusiasm and respect for historical and nationally significant collections is essential, as the post holder will be responsible for handling fragile and unique recordings.

Please visit website for more information and to apply.


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