Sound archivist, Essex Sound and Video Archive

The Essex Sound and Video Archive collects sound recordings and videos covering all aspects of life and culture in Essex, with particular focus on oral history, broadcast material and music. We also offer a range of sound and video services including talks and presentations, audio digitisation, oral history training and audio-visual archives consultancy.

The Sound Archivist is responsible for providing a professional archive service, providing assistance to the public and promoting the service to increase public access to the collections. The role involves supervision of technical staff and the Sound Archivist takes responsibility for the income-generating activities of the Sound and Video Archive.

We are seeking an experienced and flexible professional to participate in the full range of activities of the Essex Sound and Video Archive in order to preserve and provide access to archival sound and video recordings. This will involve accessioning, cataloguing, answering enquiries, supervising volunteers, and giving talks and presentations. Liaison with depositors, both commercial and individual customers, and a range of stakeholders is necessary. The development of preservation projects to digitise resources and identification of opportunities for outreach will be expected whilst working in conjunction with fundraising officers at Essex County Council and partner organisations.

Post location: Essex Record Office, Wharf Road, Chelmsford
Post Duration: Permanent
Hours per week: 37
Regional area: East Anglia
Salary (per year pro rata): up to £34,017
Post Commencement Date: ASAP
Application Closing Date: 2021/05/09

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