Sound and Audio Visual Intern

Sound and Audio Visual Intern opportunity with Hay Festival Collection at the British Library!

Sound and Audio Visual Intern

They are currently seeking an intern to assist on the Hay Festival audio and video archive held at the British Library in London, St Pancras.

The archive comprises many different formats: from tape cassettes to born-digital audio and video files. This is an opportunity for an early-career archivist or someone hoping to train professionally in the field of audio and audiovisual archiving.

Reporting to the curators of Drama and Literature Recordings, this position involves creating an electronic inventory, organising the physical archive for storage, implement a cataloguing strategy, and flagging priority items for digitisation.

The successful candidate with need a good level of historical and contemporary cultural awareness, with an especially strong interest in, and understanding of, world literature. They will be an enthusiastic team player and able to work alone and with colleagues across the department. They will have experience in a library, archives or museum setting (either as researcher or professional) a meticulous approach and strong attention to detail: and excellent communication and organisational skills. They will have competence in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and in web-based research. Familiarity with the use of sound and audio-visual equipment and working with a variety of sound and audio-visual carriers and formats, is also required. A working knowledge of the Spanish language (the collection includes many recordings of Spanish-speaking writers) is desirable.

The Drama and Literature Recordings section holds a unique collection of audio-visual recordings of drama, poetry and literature in performance. Material is drawn from commercial releases, private collections, the BBC Radio sound archive and the Library's own live recording programme.

A 12-month London travel card will be supplied with this post.

For more information please email - [email protected]   

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