Vaults Assistant

British Film Institute


Salary: £23,559 - £24,996 per annum

The British Film Institute are looking for a Vaults Assistant to join the Collections Management team at the BFI Conservation Centre in Berkhamsted.

Fixed Term Contract: until 26 May 2023

We are looking for a Vaults Assistant to join the Collections Management team at the BFI Conservation Centre in Berkhamsted, to be responsible for retrieving, transporting and re-filing the film, video and digital assets of the BFI National Archive, ensuring the highest standards of collections care.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To work accurately to retrieve the archive’s assets from storage utilising the systems provided.
  • To ensure safe and timely delivery of the archive’s holdings to clients.
  • To re-file assets with complete accuracy.
  • To make accurate use of barcoding systems.

Skills & Experience:

  • Previous relevant experience working in an archive and/or with collections materials
  • Demonstrable ability to drive and load/unload vans, moving heavy weights, on a regular basis
  • Valid UK driving licence with a safe driving record

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.


To apply, as well as hear more about the role, the BFI and our benefits visit

First interviews will be held on w/c 07 November 2022.

The closing date for this position is 31/10/2022 at 23:59

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