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Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture Project

Digitisation Assistant (12 month fixed term)

12 month fixed term contract

Salary - Grade 4 (£19,612 - 22,417 p.a.)

Closing date: Wednesday 18th December 2019

Do you have an interest in digitisation and proven experience in photography and photographic editing? Are you able to work under pressure and to deadlines, whilst keeping to performance standards? Are you customer-focused and able to deliver outstanding service?

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative and flexible individual to work on a project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund that aims to engage new audiences with collections at the University of Leeds and at five partner museums across England. The partner museums are: Dales Countryside Museum, Ryedale Folk Museum, Weald & Downland Living Museum, Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, and the Museum of East Anglian Life.

The project centres around the Leeds Archive of Vernacular Culture (LAVC). The LAVC is a unique and nationally important multi-media archive including the records of the Survey of English Dialects and the Institute of Dialect and Folk Life Studies. The collection is housed and accessible at the University of Leeds Special Collections:

Digitisation is a key element to this project in order to preserve original material and provide access to this unique resource for research, learning and teaching. The digitisation assistant will receive initial training and ongoing guidance and supervision from Special Collections. Further detail on the project and guidance on marketing and information capture will be given by the wider project team including academics in the School of English.

Special Collections & Galleries at the University of Leeds holds world-class collections encompassing archives, manuscripts, rare books, and the University’s institutional archive and art collection. Access is delivered through our research centre in the Brotherton Library, our two public galleries, and increasingly through rich online content. Resource discovery and the management of collections data are major challenges for the service and are a focus of efforts to effectively showcase our distinctive offer to the University and wider research community.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Jodie Double, Digital Content and Copyright Manager

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7783, email:

For full details and to apply see here

Cambridge University Library

Digitisation Technician (Full Term)


SALARY: £23,067-£26,715

Closing Date: 5 Jan 2020

Cambridge University Library is looking for 2 experienced Photographers to join the Digital Content Unit team. It is an opportunity to work with one of the world's finest special collections in the very well-equipped photographic studio. There is currently 2 available opportunities to join the team, a fixed term contract for 1 year and another for 2 years.

The ideal candidate will have excellent technical skills, good experience in photography, knowledge of image processing software, metadata and experience with handling special collections.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Maciej Pawlikowski, Head of Digital Content Unit, at

Please indicate in your application if you have a preference for either length of post or if you would like to be considered for both. 

The closing date for applications is Sunday 5th January 2020. Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 13th January 2020.

For full job description and to apply please see here