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University of Oxford
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford
Project Photographer – Full time fixed term post for 1 year.
Grade 4: £22,017- £25,482 p.a.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Monday 4 February 2019.
Interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 18 February 2019.
We are looking for a skilled and passionate photographer to create high-quality digital images of artworks from the Ashmolean’s world-class collection. As part of the Digital Collections programme, they will work closely with the Photographic team in the museum’s Studio to focus initially on the digitisation of a selection of flat artworks for publication in print and online.
The postholder will be required to maintain the museum’s high-quality production levels – from initial capture to manipulation to upload – while working within tight project schedules in a busy environment, with the added responsibility of handling and caring for valuable and fragile artworks. The successful candidate will receive Ashmolean-specific training in object handling, imaging processes, and image standards.
You will have a photography degree or equivalent professional qualification, and sound experience of digital image capture and processing using medium-format and DSLR cameras and industry-standard software. You can expertly handle all aspects of the digitisation process, from equipment calibration to lighting and composition to image post-production. You will have previous experience of handling art, meticulous attention to detail and quality, and the ability to balance demands of time and quality without putting works at risk. You will also have proven ability of organising assigned workload and working to tight deadlines as well as working and communicating effectively with others. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar role.
This is a full-time fixed-term post for 1 year. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click here.