Digitisation Technician (Still media) x2
Salary: £22,470 pro rata per annum
IWM Duxford is seeking two new Digitisation Technicians (Still media).
The digitisation team converts our analogue collections to enable them to be accessed (for example through collections search) and preserved digitally. The team includes technicians, contract or fee paid staff and volunteers and, in addition, work is also contracted out to third-party suppliers. In all instances the team deliver to internal customers who then connect content with our audiences.
The digitisation team is grouped by why (access or preservation) we digitise the collection and the type of collections that we work to digitise (still or time-based media).
Our access team will deliver on-demand requests to enable the collection to be used in our public, learning and commercial programmes. Our preservation team will digitise our most vulnerable assets now, as many of the assets will no longer be in good enough condition to digitise in five years’ time. This project is called Digital Futures.
As a digitisation technician for still media within our collections you will work with objects of all types, shapes, materials and sizes. For example; works of art on paper, books, documents, photographic prints and negatives.
You will be working in a laboratory environment where H&S considerations are paramount.
Knowledge & qualification in relevant subject (HNC/HND/NVQ4 or similar)
Skills and experience required
Experience in digitisation of photographic or paper collections.
Sufficiently skilled to handle vulnerable media of all types, shapes, materials and sizes (for example: large, acidic paper).
Proven ability to manage your own workload and meet deadlines, balancing priorities for on demand / long running projects.
Ability to systematically work to the standards set out in the Museum’s systems for collections care, management, digitisation and rapidly assimilate policy, procedure and systems changes.
Highly computer literate:
- Operation of image digitisation hardware and software (photoshop)
- Operation of a database or cataloguing software
- Broad knowledge of image file formats
- Understanding of digital asset workflow and ingest procedures at IWM (including working with servers)
- Ability to resolve operational problems and work with other colleagues in Collections Development & Information and Information Technology, as necessary.
For full details including how to apply, click here.
The closing date for this position is 10/02/2021 at 09:00