Conservation Specialist (Digital)

British Film Institute


Salary: £24,996 - £28,728 per annum

The BFI are seeking a new team member to join the Film conservation team of the BFI National Archive in the role of Conservation specialist (focussing on digital), on a fixed term basis until the 31st of March 2023.

The role of the Conservation department is primarily to preserve, conserve and restore. Our conservators and specialist technicians help make our collections safe and accessible for future generations.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with quality control, verification, documentation and ingest processes of the diverse range of audio-visual digital files that are associated with the BFI Film Restoration & Remastering Projects, making sure they meet agreed quality and documentation standards prior to their ingest into the BFI Digital Preservation Infrastructure.
  • Provide regular and disciplined media management of central and local storage, working closely with relevant colleagues and project teams to ensure that digital media is well managed, available and long-term preserved.

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Experience working with a wide range of digital audiovisual formats, equipment and software in a moving image archive, laboratory or post-production environment.
  • Passionate about and knowledgeable of past archival and film production practices and techniques
  • Works constructively, proactively and flexibly both as an individual and as a part of a team; helps develop the team by sharing information and knowledge; supports and assists other team members to achieve team goals.

About the BFI

We are a cultural charity, a National Lottery distributor, and the UK’s lead organisation for film and the moving image. We believe society needs stories. Film, television and the moving image bring them to life, helping us connect and understand each other better. We share the stories of yesterday, search for the stories of today, and shape the stories of tomorrow.

At the BFI you’ll enjoy benefits such as excellent support for working parents, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.

We support diversity and inclusion, and as an organisation recognise that we need to address under representation within our teams. As such we strongly welcome and encourage applicants from our under-represented groups; who identify as D/deaf and disabled and/or are ethnically diverse. We guarantee a first interview to our under-represented groups who meet our minimum requirements.

Further details about the role, the BFI and our benefits can be obtained by visiting


To read more about the job, and to apply please head over to our website.

Interviews will be held on Monday 21 November 2022

The closing date for this position is 09/11/2022 at 23:59

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