Job Opportunities

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Current Job Opportunities

Picture Library Assistant
Grade: 4
Salary Range:
£21,843 – £25,298
Closing date:
Friday, 26 May, 2017
An exciting post is available within Cambridge University Library’s Digital Content Unit, which creates and licences high-quality digital images of manuscripts, rare books, photographs and maps, from the Library’s world-class collections and makes much of the Library’s content available via the Cambridge Digital Library, see http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/departments/digital-content-unit and http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk

The unit meets the needs of scholars and publishers as well as undertaking larger projects based around the Library’s important collections – it is currently digitising manuscripts by Charles Darwin alongside important Medieval and early printed works. The sale and licensing of content are vital to the unit fulfilling its mission of supporting scholarship and in generating income to sustain and extend the Library’s digitisation programme.

The Picture Library Assistant is an important role within the team, supporting the sales and content management for the unit. That includes providing advice to customers on reproduction, licencing and photography charges. It is suitable for those with some working knowledge of Digital Assets Management Systems as well as basic image metadata creation and processing. Strong organisational skills are essential, and experience in administering the sale of content within cultural heritage or related contexts would be an advantage.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

To apply for the post, please click on the Cambridge University Job Opportunities link. This will direct you to the University’s web-based recruitment system, where you will be able to create and log in to create an online application form.

The closing date for applications is 26 May 2017 with the selection process taking place 1 & 2 June. Interviews will be held on the 19 & 20 June.

Please quote reference VE12032 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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Photographer / Digitisation Officer
Contract: Freelance
Reports to: Photographic Manager
Location: Cambridge

Date: June 2017 (4-6 months contract, reviewed monthly)
Salary: In the region of £20k per annum (pro rata)

Silver Beard Images are working in conjunction with a Digitisation partner that specialises in the Digitisation of Library, Archive and Museum collections for a wide range of clients within the Cultural Heritage sector.

We are looking for an experienced Photographer/Digitisation Officer to undertake photography, post-production and Quality Assurance for an upcoming project. Working in a small team and reporting to the Photographic Manager this post will be on a freelance contract basis reviewed regularly throughout the duration of the project.

The project for a national cultural institution based in Cambridgeshire is due to commence in June and scheduled to be completed over a 4-6 months period.

We would be looking at retaining a relationship with the successful candidate for possible future projects as and when they materialise.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
• Digital capture of Archival & Historical material.
• Work with the Photographic Manager to set up Digitisation workflows for the project.
• Complete post-production of Digitised content to a high standard using various editing software.
• Undertake Quality Control (QA) of Digitised material.
• Under the direction of the photographic manager, ensure project schedules are met and maintained.

To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter expressing interest in the position and outlining relevant experience, together with a complete CV, and the names, contact information (mail, e-mail and telephone numbers) of two professional references to: jason@silverbeardimages.com

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm GMT on 19th May 2017.