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EAP Cataloguer

Vacancy Details

Salary: £26,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Chief Librarians Portfolio
Category: Cataloguers, Reference and Research
Closing Date: 16/11/2022
Date Posted: 25/10/2022
Reference: 04304


Full Time, Fixed Term until 31 December 2023


The Library is seeking to recruit a Cataloguer to join the small team working for the externally-funded Endangered Archives Programme (EAP), which is administered by the British Library. The Programme tries to preserve vulnerable material around the world and has supported over 450 projects in 90 countries, resulting in over 11 million images and 35 thousand sound tracks being preserved in digital format.


This post is until 31 December 2023 (with the hope that it will be renewed).  The purpose of the post is to support the EAP team by cataloguing material received from the various projects and making it available online via the EAP website. Making the material accessible for scholarly research is a key element of the Programme and you will be a valued member of the team.


This post would be suitable to someone who has an understanding of at least one of the communities represented in EAP projects (The Caribbean, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Latin America). We actively and warmly welcome applications from candidates who feel their culture has been represented by the EAP collections.


If you are interested in applying and want to learn more about the Endangered Archives Programme, please visit the website:


As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.


In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum of 26.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.


For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref: 04304


Closing date: 16 November 2022

Interview date: 24 & 25 November 2022


We are unable to provide sponsorship under the UK Skilled Worker visa for this role, as it does not meet the eligibility criteria required for this immigration route


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