Location: South Kensington
Salary: £39,546.00 - £47,534.00
Hours of work: 36 Hours Full time
Closing Date: 30th September 2021 (23:59)
Provisional interview date: TBA
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, and the custodian of an extraordinary and extensive collection spanning decorative and applied arts. Working with and for our visitors, we are changing how our extensive Collections are cared for, seen, understood and enjoyed. The mission of the Collections Care and Access division is to manage, preserve, and provide access to the V&A’s collection in both physical and digital format, working across multiple V&A sites, at South Kensington, Bethnal Green and in Stratford. The division is made up of the following departments: Conservation, Technical Services, Collections Management, Photography and Digitisation, and Collections Access. This is an exciting and transformational time join our team and we are looking for varied sets of skills and experience across a range of opportunities available in our varied departments.
The V&A holds a collection of over 2.3 million objects that document 5,000 years of human creativity from across six continents. It holds many of UK’s designated National Collections, including sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, textiles and furniture, including extensive collections of prints, drawings, posters, photographs and portrait miniatures. It is also home to the National Art Library, which holds the UK’s most comprehensive public reference library for the fine and decorative arts, as well as special collections on the art of the book ranging from the Middle ages to the present day. The Archive of Art and Design holds extensive archives of over 1,000 individuals, associations and companies involved in the art and design process. The two photography galleries display a broad range of contemporary and historic photographs with a further four galleries and library, housing the Royal Photographic Society collection, currently being developed.
We are currently looking for a Head of Photography and Digitisation to provide leadership to our newly formed Photography and Digitisation department. You will establish a clear mission and purpose for the department, leading and directing the work of the team, engaging staff in achieving the V&A’s strategic vision. You will maintain excellence, quality and consistency in the delivery of imaging services, ensuring standards are met. You will have significant professional experience of the photography and imaging specialism within a major museum or gallery environment or equivalent, enabling you to play a leading role in developing expertise, contributing to research, supporting development, enhancing practice and raising the profile of the department internally and externally. You will also be responsible for image management systems and preservation procedures for digital assets and oversight of digitisation initiatives across the museum.
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Contract: Part-Time / Four Months / Start September
Location: Central London
Salary: £26,000 pro rata
Hours of work: 21 hours per week
Closing Date: Monday 23rd August 9am
Provisional interview date: Friday 27th August 2021
The Postal Museum Photography Studio is seeking an Assistant Digitisation Photographer to help alleviate what will be a heavy workload over the next five months. The primary purpose of the role is to assist the Digitisation Photographer by photographing a large number of print-type specimen books using an Atiz Book Drive then post-producing the files using Capture One. Other responsibilities will include processing files and assisting with the setup and execution of 2D and 3D photography shoots using medium format digital equipment, general studio admin and very occasionally editorial photography as required by other departments. It is anticipated that a small amount of location work may be necessary at some point during the contract. This role is particularly suitable for someone with an interest in museum photography and contemporary imaging standards.
• Degree level qualification in photography OR comparable photographic experience.
• Experience using digital SLR equipment to a professional standard
• Experience of working with Capture One or similar image capture software
• Experience with camera RAW workflow
• Experience working with studio or location flash equipment including light modifiers
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Contract: Fixed term maternity cover (expected to continue until the beginning of August 2022)
Location: Lambeth Palace Library, London SE1 7JT
Salary: £26 954 probationary rate rising to £ 28 983 per annum (pro rata)
Hours of work: 21 hours per week
Closing Date: 22 August 2021
Provisional interview date: Interviews to be held during w/c 6 September 2021
Lambeth Palace Library, The National Library & Archive of the Church of England, wishes to recruit a Digital Officer (part-time) to act as a maternity leave cover. Duties include providing copies of manuscript, archive and printed materials in digital formats for users of the Library and for outreach and preservation purposes. The post holder will administer the service on a day-to-day basis, keeping accurate records of orders and payments. Other responsibilities include maintaining the digital image bank, storing new images with standard metadata according to agreed procedures.
Candidates should have proven ability and experience in digital photography, as well as customer service experience and strong IT skills. We’re also looking for someone who is able to prioritise work, and who is able to work accurately and methodically. The ability to handle material with due care for preservation and security, according to guidelines and the advice of colleagues, is also essential.
For further information about the Library, please visit our website www.lambethpalacelibrary.org
For more info and to apply please visit https://pathways.churchofengland.org/job/pathways/2579/digital-officer
Contract: 18 month fixed term contract
Salary: £30,990 - £32,488 pro-rated + Benefits (18Mth FTC)
Hours of work: 3 days a week
Closing Date: 13th August 2021
Provisional interview date: 20th September 2021
Historic England are seeking a Part Time Photographer to join us and take inspiring images of the historic environment. This is a key role for Historic England as all of our images are archived into the Historic England Archive meaning that they will form part of our national historic record and be available in perpetuity.
This is a part time role where you will be working 3 days a week based in Cambridge.
This is an 18 month fixed term contract opportunity.
What you will be doing:
You will be responsible for photographically recording aspects of the historic environment (with an emphasis on buildings and the built environment) as part of an inter-disciplinary team containing other photographers as well as both graphics and marketing expertise.
You will collaborate closely with colleagues within the organisation and across the heritage sector to undertake photography which captures inspiring, high-quality images to help Historic England champion and protect the historic environment.
You will have the opportunity in helping to raise the profile of Historic England through delivering exceptional photography and ensuring all images are represented to the highest standards.
You will be responsible for adding to the nationally and internationally important Historic England Archive by ensuring images are uploaded with appropriate metadata and standards.
This role involves a significant amount of travel, including overnight stays.
Who we are looking for:
-Experience of architectural photography
-Must be able to drive as you are required to drive to locations
-Proven experience or qualification in photography
-Evidence of self-management/ organisation
-Experience/ demonstrated awareness of historic environment/ sector
We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work-life balance. We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the county and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.
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Contract: Full-time, Temporary
Salary: £31,947 and £35,497
Hours of work: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Closing Date: Friday 20th August 10am 2021
Date and type of Interview: Not known, but interviews will be online
NTS has an extensive photographic archive of images relating to the properties in its care, ranging from St Kilda in the far North West, to Rockcliffe on the Solway Firth. The analogue archive is held in store at the Trust’s headquarters in Edinburgh and contains prints, slides, negatives and glass plates. The digital holdings are held in Extensis Portfolio DAMs. The digital assets comprise both born-digital images and scanned versions of hard copy photos.
This role will review the content and management of NTS photographic archive holdings – both analogue and digital - and develop a strategy for improved management of those holdings, with a particular focus on rights management and information retrieval. The strategy will address recommendations for selective digitisation and rationalisation, implementation of cataloguing standards within the DAMs, and the creation of digital preservation protocols. Most importantly it will inform our approach to managing rights and commercial exploitation of digital collections assets. At the end of this project, NTS will be able to articulate a clear vision for the management of the photographic archive and its role within the Trust and will have a clear road map for how to achieve that.
Key Responsibilities And Accountabilities
· Review the physical collections in the photographic archive store against the current content of the DAMs to identify the scale and nature of collections management and rights issues that need to be addressed.
· Establish cataloguing standards for DAMs and the analogue photographic archive to improve access and use of the collections and inform review and rationalisation decisions
· Design a new framework for managing rights and compliance issues and provide support and training in rights management in order to raise the skills and awareness level of collections colleagues across the Trust;
· Working in line with the existing NTS collections management policy framework, establish collecting and disposal policy criteria for the analogue and digital photographic archive
· Develop and roll out workflows for good digital asset management – acquisition, ingest, cataloguing and retrieval - and advise NTS on steps needed to implement good practice in digital preservation for collections assets;
· Advise NTS on opportunities for sharing content more widely with a view to blended model that includes making some content available free under CC licencing, and some commercial exploitation.
· Progress NTS use of third-party sites for sale of images and Improve and manage internal processes for the sale of assets that cannot be sold via third party sites;
· Work closely with colleagues in legal, retail and customer and cause on issues around licensing products and NTS brand licensing
· Be an advocate for rights management and better digital asset management across NTS through close working with colleagues across the Trust;
· Create a Collections Digitisation and Rights Management Strategy to form the basis of an ongoing project to improve management of NTS collections digital assets
See the full Job Description on the NTS website. Contact Susanna Hillhouse, Head of Collections, if you would like an informal chat about the role firstname.lastname@example.org
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Contract: 30 months fixed term contract
Salary: £ 27,735 pro rata
Hours of work: Part Time 0.8 FTE
Closing Date: 8th August 2021
Date and type of Interview: 1st - 3rd September
You will be an in-house photographer taking high-quality digital still photographs for the National Trust’s Cultural Heritage Publishing (CHP) programme that are suitable for reproducing in our print publications, on the National Trust’s websites and through a variety of other channels and platforms.
Working closely to brief, you will grow the in-house resource of professionally taken collections photography, identifying gaps in our image archive and maximising opportunities for new photoshoots and budget spend. You will manage a programme of new collections photography, meticulously planning photoshoots at National Trust properties and places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland several months in advance to ensure the timely delivery of images for specific projects to prescribed schedules.
You will ensure budgets are not exceeded – negotiating fees with freelancers (such as external conservators and specialist art handlers), recording expenses and ensuring all financial transactions are carefully logged. You will be responsible for ensuring that all image files are labelled systematically, and all data archived securely, with copies supplied to colleagues in the National Trust Images team for uploading to our central digital asset management system.
Skills and Experience:
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Contract: 18 months fixed term contract.
Location: Based at Birkbeck, University of London and Four Corners.
Salary: £26,000 pro rata, paid monthly
Hours of work: One day per week. Flexible hours by agreement.
Closing Date: Monday 28 June, 10.00am
Date and type of Interview: Friday 9 July 2021.
Four Corners and Birkbeck invite applications for a part-time Archive Researcher, to document and undertake research at the Jo Spence Memorial Library Archive at Birkbeck and Four Corners’ Archive from September 2021.
This post is funded as part of Hidden Histories, a three-year archive project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which is exploring Four Corners’ archive as a site of socially-engaged practice and collaboration in photography and film.
Reporting to: Four Corners’ and Birkbeck Project Managers
This post will support a joint research partnership between the Jo Spence Memorial
Library Archive at Birkbeck and Four Corners’ Archive. There are significant links between these two collections, and a shared history as Jo Spence was one of the founder members of the Half Moon Photography Workshop and Cameraworkmagazine.
The aim of the research is to build the archival scope and reach of both collections, through research that identifies key links and themes.
Key tasks will be to:
· Catalogue and document material in the Jo Spence Archive
· Identify specific thematic material across both archives, and curate as a new online exhibition on Four Corners online archive
· Write an interpretative research article
· Deliver a final showcase event, and a public study day engaging broad audiences in both academic and non-academic environments.
We are looking for applicants with a background in archives, museums or galleries. You
will be a qualified archivist, or have equivalent relevant experience. The role would suit
MA or PhD students, working within fields of photography, curation, visual arts or related
sectors. You should have a strong interest in and knowledge of feminist history of the
For more information and to apply see the Four Corners website
Contract: Fixed-Term, 12 months
Location: IWM London
Salary: £27,030 per annum
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Closing Date: 9am, Monday 24th May 2021
Date and type of Interview: Week commencing Monday 31 May 2021.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Filmmaker to join the Imperial War Museums. As a part of the Visual Resources team, the Filmmaker, Moving Image, provides a high-quality professional imaging service to internal and external markets. For moving image production, it is a requirement that the you can deal with the whole range of duties from storyboarding, filming and editing through to processing for a variety of outputs.
· Working independently or under art direction at all IWM sites or on location
· Work on Museum projects as set out in the Corporate Plan to hone the brief with clients and provide high quality imagery for every project
· As job holder attend press calls and take high quality press and marketing content including gallery openings, social and events material. Liaise with customers on requirements for the shoot and facilitate the delivery of product. Where necessary assist with the permissions forms that allow imagery to be used by the IWM as part of its’ marketing strategy
· At all times post processing to the highest professional standards using the section’s current software and ensure that content are properly captioned and have correct metadata entered before delivering to systems and/or clients in a timely manner
· Undertake film assignments (from inception through to completion) as necessary using in-house and hired equipment, process material liaising with relevant parties to sign off
· Ability to be creative and use initiative to produce films that are interesting and engaging
· High level of understanding and experience in production of audio both on and off camera
· Understanding and experience of lighting techniques, types of lighting and colour balance
· Experience of a range of cameras and shooting techniques
For a full list of duties, please see the job description.
Degree level qualification in photography/filmmaking OR demonstrable experience as a professional photographer/filmmaker in a similar or comparative heritage environment
Skills and Experience required
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