Television Curator

British Film Institute


Salary: £37,374 to £44,163

The BFI is seeking a Television Curator to join the BFI National Archive’s Curatorial Team.

This is a key role within the department which will involve working closely with the Senior Curator of Television to manage and care for the television collection within the BFI National Archive.

The television collection incorporates British television programmes – single and series, fiction and non-fiction – including commercials and interstitials, made for small screen domestic and personal viewing, produced by dedicated industries, and distributed by broadcast channels and streaming-choice services.

Key responsibilities
  • Develop, research, document and care for the television collection within the BFI National Archive under the guidance of the Senior Curator.
  • Act as a high profile advocate for this area of the collection and help create world-class cultural outcomes.
  • Work with the Senior Curator and collections specialists to ensure the collection is managed to agreed standards.
Experience and skills
  • You will be an expert in your field with demonstrable experience or knowledge of moving image archiving or other appropriate form of heritage collections management.
  • A proven track record of interpreting collections for the public and conducting research.
  • You will have a collaborative approach to your work and the ability to foster and develop relationships with a wide range of colleagues both within the BFI and across the television world.

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. How we are doing, including our pay gaps and our commitment to Black Lives Matter can be found on our website.

The role is predominantly based at BFI Stephen Street, however, in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic all team members are currently working remotely from home until the foreseeable future.

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.

To apply

Further details about the post can be found on our website.

First interviews will be held on Monday 27 / Tuesday 28 September

The closing date for this position is 15/09/2021 at 23:59

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