NMS20/1064 - Photographer

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Posted: 12/02/2021 13:59
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £26,576 - £28,897 per annum
Location: National Museums Collection Centre, Granton
Level: Collections Care/Conservation
Deadline: 12/03/2021 23:59
Hours: 37.00
Benefits: plus membership of Civil Service pension scheme
Job Type: Temporary

National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in Europe. With one of the largest and most diverse collections in the world, we are responsible for the acquisition, preservation and display of a substantial part of Scotland’s cultural, historic and national heritage. 

Millions of local and international visitors enjoy our four museums each year, and we also introduce our collections to a much wider audience than can physically visit our museums through, touring exhibitions, loans, community engagement, digital programmes and research.

Over the last decade, we have invested over £120 million in our sites and have more than doubled our visitor numbers, with over 3 million people now visiting our four museums. Alongside this, we have continued to transform how we communicate and engage with our audiences. 2019 has seen the completion of our Masterplan for the National Museum of Scotland with the opening of three new galleries dedicated to Ancient Egypt, East Asia and the Art of Ceramics.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a temporary appointment to the National Museums Scotland’s Collections Information team. Based at the National Museums Collections Centre and reporting to the Collections Information Manager and Lead Photographer, the Photographer will play a central role in supporting the Museum’s Exhibitions and displays programme.

As the successful candidate, you will have a degree in photography (or equivalent experience). You will have proven relevant work experience in a museum or similar institution.

You will be competent and experienced in professional digital photography techniques. You will have a good knowledge of digital imaging and studio flash lighting, be experienced in digital imaging technology and be familiar with imaging software, and scanner and PC related software and hardware. You will also be able to provide evidence of existing relevant specialist knowledge.

You will apply professional knowledge and judgement to provide effective advice and support to colleagues and deliver relevant training programmes.

You will possess strong project, time and staff management skills to deliver multiple projects and balance competing priorities, and be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Knowledge of, or experience with museum Collections Information Systems, such as Adlib, would be advantageous.

You will be an effective communicator with excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to influence and negotiate to build productive working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, both within the Museum and externally at Scottish and International level.

This contract is fixed term for a period of 6 months.

Please see here for the full recruitment pack and the application form can be found here.

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