The British Library's International Team is seeking an International Engagement Manager to work with our partners across the world and lead on setting up international hubs for our Endangered Archives Programme.
You will be working across both the International Office and the Endangered Archives Programme with a focus on skills and knowledge exchange projects, our International Library Leaders Programme and the Endangered Archives Programme Hubs.
Crucial to this role will be your ability to connect with people, to think on your feet and to work with a variety of people both internally at the British Library and with international partners. We are looking for a proactive, highly organised and personable candidate, with great project management and diplomatic skills.
Over the past 7 years, the British Library’s International Office has worked with partners around the world to advance knowledge and mutual understanding in a spirit of mutually beneficial reciprocity. This work includes multiple collaborations, projects and relationships and we are looking for an individual with a positive and proactive approach to manage relationships held by the British Library’s International Office, including those of partners and other library and cultural organisations in the UK and worldwide.
The Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) facilitates the digitisation of archives around the world that are in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration. Thanks to generous funding from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, we have provided grants to more than 400 projects in 90 countries worldwide, in over 100 languages and scripts. In 2021, the British Library launched a new project to establish EAP Regional Network Hubs around the world. You will be leading on establishing partnerships with institutions in various geographic regions and working with them to deliver a series of training sessions and workshops for the region.
We are particularly keen to hear from people with a good experience of communicating across different cultures and strong understanding of diversity.