Job title: Archive and Library Manager
Company: Thames & Hudson
Location: Hybrid working potential, based in Central London
Salary: £33,000- 37,000
Is the role permanent? Permanent
Is the role full-time? Full time
Contact details: Sophie Castle [email protected]
Closing date: 29 May 2023

Job description

  • Full time, permanent contract
  • Salary: £33,000 to £37,000 depending on experience
  • Hybrid working potential, based in Central London
  • Closing date: 29 May 2023

Pictures lie at the very heart of our business as one of the world’s leading publishers of high-quality illustrated books on all aspects of visual culture. An opportunity has arisen to be part of our small but dynamic and award-winning picture research team. In addition to being visually literate you are personable, hard-working, confident, calm and articulate, with excellent organizational and archiving skills. You enjoy working as part of team as much as on your own initiative and take pride in your meticulous attention to detail. This role reports to the Head of Picture Research.

The Role

  • Undertake the archiving process for completed titles, working with the support of the Picture Research Coordinator/Archivist.
  • Manage, rationalise, and promote the use of the analogue and digital picture archive.
  • Manage and digitize picture research source information.
  • Maintain archiving progress tracker spreadsheet and recall picture research correspondence files from storage when required.
  • Manage T&H main library, picture research library and T&H archive library at Hachette UK Distribution Ltd.
  • Manage and maintain the library catalogue, promote the use of the main library and rationalise the library to fit the needs of the business.
  • Liaise with T&H Legal department regarding analogue correspondence relating to DACS licences and where necessary, process permission requests.
  • Sign off Jacket/Cover Clearance Forms having checked that all sections have been completed satisfactorily by the editor.
  • Check final picture lists compiled by individual picture researchers and, if asked, lists prepared outside the department.
  • Check reprints, when asked, for potential copyright/permission clearances.
  • Respond to T&H International Rights for queries from international partners; confirm or extend permission when necessary.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Graduate-level training in Archives and Records Management or Library Studies desirable.
  • Sound understanding of picture copyright and contracts.
  • A willingness to bring fresh ideas and expertise.
  • Ability to be proactive, multi-task and prioritize effectively.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and professionalism.
  • An interest in illustrated book publishing.
  • An interest in the subject areas published by T&H: archaeology, art history, history, photography, fashion, architecture and design.
  • Experience of working collaboratively within a busy office environment.
  • Microsoft Office 365/Adobe suite proficiency.
  • Accurate spelling and grammar.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

At Thames & Hudson, we believe that employing a diverse workforce is essential to succeed and selection decisions are based on applicants’ experience and skills. We welcome applications from everyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion or belief.

To apply, please send your CV with a cover letter to Sophie Castle at [email protected] Use the cover letter to address how you meet the requirements listed in Knowledge, Skills and Experience above. The deadline for applications is Monday 29 May 2023

Some of the benefits of working with us:

Apart from working with a highly talented and creative bunch of people, we offer:

  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Profit share scheme
  • Interest free loan for rent deposit or season travel ticket
  • Discounts off our lovely T&H books and co-editions
  • Generous pension contributions
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free entry into hundreds of museums and galleries, nationwide

And more!