Job Opportunities

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Current Job Opportunities

V&A – Photographer
Location – South Kensington
Salary – £27,385 – £30,149 per annum
Closing date – Sunday 14th April
Interviews to be held in the week of the 29th April

As the world’s greatest museum of art and design, the V&A enriches people’s lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.

The V&A is seeking to employ a photographer to work within the Object Photography Team. As the collection of the V&A is both varied and large, the post holder will be expected to be versatile and responsive to working with a wide variety of cultural objects and historical photographs from the Museum’s collection.

The candidates will be expected to have a recognised photographic qualification, a portfolio of professional work and be able to demonstrate a full knowledge of imaging software. They will be expected to become part of a large team and to be able to work both under supervision and under their own initiative. The post is based primarily at South Kensington and Blythe House with occasional travel to other locations.

For more information about the role and to apply please see here


National Army Museum – Collections Photographer

Closing date: 22 April 2019

We are seeking to appoint a Collections Photographer, who will be responsible for delivering highly creative and effective photography for display, reproduction, collections management system, audio visual, ensuring all work meets the Museum’s colour management criteria and is delivered to the highest standards, on time and within budget. This role will involve working on a range of projects and briefs that will centre on (but not be limited to) photography of 2D and 3D objects from the Museum’s collection.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in producing high quality photography for print and reproduction, and be educated to NVQ level 4 (or equivalent) or above in a photographic (arts) or relevant photo-science subject.

To see full job description and to apply see here


Photographer, The National Gallery

Department: Photography and Imaging

Salary: £31,500 pa

Type: Fixed Term Full-Time

Closing date: 7 April 2019

Interview date: Late April

The National Gallery is looking for an experienced photographer to help provide a comprehensive photographic service, capturing high-resolution images of the Collection and documenting the Gallery’s buildings and activities.

You will have experience of photographing people and events as well as works of and art and should be well organised with excellent IT and communication skills, a flexible approach, able to work under pressure and be a good team player.

This is a fixed-term contract for a period of 12 months.

Apply here 


The Royal Household – Imaging Technician (Georgian Papers Programme)
Household / Department – Private Secretary’s Office
Section / Branch – Records
Location – Windsor Castle
Contract/recruitment type – Fixed Term Contract
Start date – May 2019
End date – May 2020
Salary band – £23,000 – £24,500 per annum, dependent on experience
Hours of work – 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Vacancy Closing Date – 31/03/2019, 23:55

To apply click here

About the role 
It’s introducing the Georgian age, to the digital age

It’s being trusted to deliver. And it’s the satisfaction of presenting, and promoting a uniquely important archive collection. This is what makes working for The Royal Household so different. In quality and diversity, The Royal Collection is breath-taking. Working on the unique Georgian Papers Programme as part of our Library and Archives team, your challenge will be to digitise material stored within the Royal Archives for the Georgian Papers Programme, thereby producing valuable content for a high profile public access portal. You’ll capture and produce high quality images of archive items, before transferring them to catalogue databases for permanent storage. You’ll analyse every digital image for quality and metadata compliance, carrying out vital quality assurance checks. The deadlines will challenge you, but you’ll be driven by the experience you’ll gain working with this fascinating archive collection. In everything you do, you will aim to engage a growing audience with an expanding collection of digital records.

About you
You’ll already have experience of capturing and producing high quality digital images, as well as some expertise in digital imaging software, making you a real asset to our team. Ideally, you’ll also have experience of working with archival material and excellent knowledge of workflows in a digital environment. Good organisational and planning skills are essential, as you’ll be meeting regular project deadlines. Self-motivated with a meticulous eye for detail, you’re confident creating and interpreting metadata, meeting all current metadata standards. With excellent communication skills, you’ll be able to work both independently and in a small team to achieve consistently high standards. Above all, you’re eager to immerse yourself in the unique learning opportunities that the collection presents. This is your opportunity to use your digital imaging skills to deliver the exceptional. In return you will be rewarded with a comprehensive benefits package, including 33 days holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays), a 15% employer contribution pension scheme (with the option for flexibility – to increase contributions or draw down as salary), with training and development, as well as a range of recreational facilities.

To apply click here


The British Museum – Photography Assistant
Pay – Flat rate fee of £500 per week. In addition, all accommodation, flights and subsistence shall be covered.
Job dates -1st October – 6th December 2019
Important dates – 8th to 11th April – training (one day)
1st to 4th July – training (one day)
16th to 20th September – training (one day)
Interviews: 15th march 2019

For more information about the scheme see A2019_Photography Assistant

Purpose of the job

To provide quality photography and imaging services for the Iraqi Scheme Autumn 2019 Season under the supervision of the lead photographer.

Main Activities
• Undertake photography of the pre-conservation and post-conservation finds
• Undertake digital processing of the photographic images produced
• Rename and edit all images taken
• Keep the set and equipment clean and tidy

Willingness/Interested in:
• Photographing 3 dimensional museum objects in a studio setting using a digital camera
• Carrying out safe manual handling duties


Required Skills:
• Be thoroughly computer literate
• Fluent in using a digital camera in Manual mode
• Fluent in using a speedlight camera flashes
• Fluent in using Adobe Lightroom to manipulate images and create derivative images
• Experience of taking photographs in a studio environment
• Experience of taking outdoor photographs
• Experience of processing images in digital workflows
• Experience of using Adobe Photoshop

Desirable Skill/Experience
• Experience of maintaining photographic and digital imaging equipment

Personal Attributes:
• Positive with a can-do attitude and always be teachable
• Organised and practical
• Pays close attention to detail
• Approaches tasks methodically
• Is able and willing to undertake repetitive tasks

• Enjoys working in a team
• Calm & confident
• Be capable of assessing and managing the risks and dangers associated with the use of electrical lighting, equipment and props
• Be able to deal with the unexpected in a calm and efficient manner
• Is happy to undertake manual handling
• Is able to confidently handle fragile items

To apply
Please send a CV and a LINK to a portfolio of 5 outdoor photographs and 8 still-life photographs to by 10th  March 2019.