Job Opportunities

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Current Job Opportunities

Royal Academy of Arts
Digitisation and Database Co-ordinator
Salary: up to £31,000 plus attractive benefits
Location: Piccadilly, London
Deadline: 27/10/2017 23:59
Hours: 40.00
Benefits: Staff incentive scheme and generous pension scheme
Job Type: Temporary
Fixed term, until 1 February 2019

About the Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts is one of the UK’s foremost arts institutions and our vision is to be a clear, strong voice for art and artists. It is a particularly exciting time in our history. We have embarked upon a series of major investments that will transform our physical and digital infrastructure and our public offer, to be delivered in time for our 250th anniversary next year. An ambitious ‘Masterplan’ by David Chipperfield RA will redevelop our 2.5-acre campus in Mayfair, uniting our two buildings and providing refurbished galleries for the display of art and architecture, a state-of-the-art auditorium, a new learning centre and a dedicated Collections gallery in Burlington Gardens, and enabling greater public visibility of the art school at the heart of the Academy.

With the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the RA is for the first time creating a comprehensive activity programme focusing on the 250-year history of the RA. We are restoring our historic buildings and revealing our magnificent, but until now largely unseen Collection. Digitised material from the Collection will form the foundation and inspiration for a variety of projects, activities and events, to help the public explore and celebrate the RA’s cultural significance and history.

Due to the internal promotion of the post holder there is now an exciting opportunity to continue the project, which is almost three quarters complete, to digitise images from the Designated Collections of the Royal Academy. From artists’ letters to historic books; from sculpture to drawings, and from palettes to memorabilia, the Digitisation Coordinator will work with the Collections and project teams to help deliver the Activity Plan as part of the Burlington Project.

We are looking for a committed and diligent person with experience in working with collections, libraries and/or archives. You will have had previous experience digitising art-works or archival materials and working with Collections databases. You will have collaborated with curators, archivists, volunteers, and digital teams to make art, architecture, and history come to life.

You must have a proven track record of delivering activities on budget, and a flexible, innovative approach to work. In return, we offer a rewarding position in a growing institution and the chance to be part of the RA’s future.

Closing date for applications: 27 October 2017

Interviews will be held: w/c 6 November 2017

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Historic England
Photographic Services Officer – Medical Collection
Location: The Engine House (SN2 2EH)
Contract type: Temporary
Salary: 20,784/36 hours/6 month FTC
Reference No: 8314
Final applications 29 October 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join one of the largest public archives of photographs in the UK. In this role you will have a unique opportunity to work within the Photographic Services Team in delivering a customer-focussed, productive and flexible service.

We are the public body that looks after England`s historic environment. We champion historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them. Within Historic England, The Historic England Archive is a national archive of the historic environment and contains over 12m photographs, plans and other records

Working within the Archive Photographic Services Team you will have a key role in producing high quality digital images from a selection of archive material for a wide range of internal and external users of the Historic England Archive. The primary focus of the role will be digitising over 4000 images from the Topical Press Agency Medical Collection. In doing so you will be responsible for ensuring that your productivity levels and the quality standards of the scans produced are appropriate to expectations. You will handle archive items and use manual manipulation of capture equipment including lighting and cameras to create high quality digital images. You will work closely with other Historic England staff.

You will have a formal, professional qualification in photographic imaging or a relevant discipline and you will have experience of working in a busy, professional imaging environment using the Adobe software suite. You will be highly collaborative and be able to communicate effectively and build good relationships with staff at all levels in the organisation. You will have an enthusiastic and positive approach to handling imaging work at all levels including associated, routine tasks.

This is a great opportunity to work with a creative, motivated team. You will receive a competitive salary as well as extensive benefits including the opportunity to enter the Civil Service Pension Scheme, alongside 28 days pro rata holiday, flexible working and access to various other financial and non-financial lifestyle benefits.

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