Curatorial Specialist

British Film Institute


Salary: £24,345 - £28,245 plus generous benefits package

We are seeking a Curatorial Specialist to join the BFI’s Curatorial department on a fixed term basis until March 2022 to work on the Heritage 2022 project; digitising 100,000 video works from the collections of the BFI and partner archives in order to preserve the collections for future generations

You will be responsible for supporting the team of curatorial archivists at the BFI National Archive, identifying, describing and acquiring materials for the delivery of the BFI’s Heritage 22 programme.  The role involves preparing video items for long term conservation and digital preservation and accurately describe them using the BFI’s documentation system.

You will bring an understanding of the history of film, television and the moving image to support curatorial archivists in recommending preservation and conservation workflows for video and other archive materials as part of the Heritage 22 programme.

You will have an understanding and enthusiasm for the history of British film, video, television and the moving image in order to comprehend the significance of these materials, and you will be keen to research and develop knowledge on the archive’s holdings.

We support diversity and inclusion and actively welcome and encourage applicants from our under-represented groups, both of non-white ethnicity and/or those who identify as D/deaf and disabled.

Based at the BFI National Archive in Berkhamsted, you will enjoy benefits such as our pension scheme, excellent support for working parents, 28-33 days annual leave, tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others. We support flexible working. Further details about the post can be obtained by visiting the BFI website.

The closing date for applications is Monday 15 March 2021.

First interviews will be held on Monday 26 March 2021.

The closing date for this position is 15/03/2021 at 23:59

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