Video Conservation Specialist



Salary: £23,199 - £27,141

The BFI is the lead organisation for film in the UK. We are a Government arm’s length body and distributor of Lottery funds for film. We are looking for a Video Conservation Specialist to join us on a fixed term contract until March 31 2022 to deliver all technical operations for television and video conservation projects, with preparation and preservation of analogue and digital video materials as required.

The successful candidate will join the Television Operations team at the BFI National Television Archive, capturing and preserving files from television transmissions and also digitising a wide range of legacy video formats onto the BFI’s Digital Preservation Infrastructure.

They will examine, compare and technically identify video material and digital files ensuring that they are replayed and preserved to the highest possible standards. They will be required to verify signal parameters and identify waveform characteristics using appropriate equipment and have knowledge of digital formats. They will also make direct data entry of identification, quality and technical information to the Collections Information Database.

With a relevant qualification or substantial relevant experience, preferably working with archive materials, you will have a good understanding of the technical processes involved in the history of television production and transmission, and the particular challenges associated with legacy formats and digital preservation.

The role is based at the BFI National Archive in Berkhamsted (nearest rail station is Berkhamsted). You will enjoy benefits such as our pension scheme, excellent family support, 28-33 days annual leave, tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.

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The closing date for this position is 27/02/2018 at 00:00

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