Digitisation Technician Trainee (Time-based media)

IWM Duxford


Salary: £20,940 per annum

IWM Duxford is seeking a Digitisation Technician Trainee (Time-based 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).

As a trainee you will learn how to work with the time-based media within our collections. Specifically, film, video and sound. These come in a variety of types, formats and materials and are some of the most fragile objects in our care.

You will also learn how to work safely in our laboratory environment.

Minimum qualifications

Knowledge & qualification in relevant technical subject (A level or similar)

Skills and experience required

  • Willing to learn the digitisation processes for film and sound.
  • Able to manage your own workload (including training) and meeting deadlines.
  • Able 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.
  • Able to demonstrate computer proficiency (such as the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) Functional Skills or equivalent).

For full details including how to apply, click here

The closing date for this position is 10/02/2021 at 09:00

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