NMS18/872 - Photographer

Posted: 06/09/2018 10:21
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £25,050 – £27,238
Location: National Museum Of Scotland, Chambers Street
Level: Collections Care/Conservation
Deadline: 24/09/2018 23:59
Hours: 37.00
Benefits: Membership of Civil Service pension scheme
Job Type: Permanent

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 past decade, we have invested over £110 million in our collections, our museums and the experiences we provide for our visitors. Alongside this, we have continued to transform how we communicate and engage with our audiences. This year, the continuing implementation of our Masterplan for the National Museum of Scotland has seen the opening of ten inspiring galleries of fashion, applied art and design and of science and technology. At the National Museum of Flight further investment has enabled us to make a step change in the visitor experience through the restoration of two historic hangers and creation of new displays.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent appointment to the National Museums Scotland’s Collections Information team. Based at the National Museums Collections Centre and reporting to the Lead Photographer, the Photographer will play a central role in supporting the Museum’s programmes of digitisation and collections information management.

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.

You are asked to provide a link to an online portfolio of your work containing no more than 12 photographs in your supporting statement. You may also be asked to bring a hard copy of your portfolio if invited for interview.

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