Salary:£26,000 pro rata
Contract type:Contract Contract
Audiovisual Electronics Engineer
Join an exciting project to save and share audio archives. 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 learn from audio archives.
As the Audiovisual Electronics Engineer, you will help ensure that the audiovisual equipment vital to the preservation of endangered media selected for the project is maintained, operating at the highest standards and available when needed.
In addition, you will support the business as usual activities of the Sound & Vision Technical Services and curatorial teams. This will include the repair and maintenance of equipment, particularly analogue audio and video equipment, to component level, equipping sound studios at the British Library’s Centre for Conservation according to the demands of the project and supporting the audiovisual workstations used by specialist transfer engineers.
The successful applicant will have knowledge of electronic engineering to HND level (minimum) or equivalent, understanding of audiovisual circuit design and operation and strong computer literacy. Experience of a range of audiovisual technologies would be an advantage.
This post is part-funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and is fixed term to end of June 2022.
For further information and to apply, please visit www.bl.uk/careers.
Closing Date: 2nd June
Interview Date: 12th June