Job Opportunity: Oral History Archivist, London

Posted on 27/08/2016 by


The British Library is seeking to appoint an Archivist to join the Library’s Oral History team, within the Sound & Vision section. The Archivist, Oral History has a central role within the Oral History and National Life Stories team, working with the Oral History Curators, project interviewers and transcribers. The post also liaises with colleagues across the Library, particularly with those in Sound & Vision Technical Services, Web Services, and Corporate and Information Management Unit, to develop policy and strategies for the digitisation, preservation and dissemination of Oral History collection material (audio, audio-visual and written documentation), collection-related records, and institutional records relating to National Life Stories.

The post-holder will be a qualified archivist (or someone with equivalent experience) with an understanding of the issues and standards surrounding the preservation and maintenance of access to analogue and digital audio-visual collections, to provide team and project archive support, data management, public enquiry response, training programme organisation, acquisitions processing and cataloguing. The post also leads on the archival and digital data policy aspects of the section’s activities, and manages an Administrative Assistant post, transcribers and placements.

Deadline 13 September 2016

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