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Senior Imaging Technician

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Salary: Salary £26,000 per annum
Location: St Pancras
Job Type: Fixed Term Contract
Vacancy Group: Chief Operating Officers Portfolio
Category: Collection Care, Curation & Conservation
Closing Date: 14/11/2021
Date Posted: 05/11/2021
Reference: 03856


Full Time, Fixed Term until 31/03/2022 with the likelihood of being extended until 31/12/2022

As a Senior Imaging Technician/Photographer you will be responsible for the production of high quality digital images for the International Dunhuang Project (IDP). The IDP is a ground-breaking international collaboration to make information and images of all scrolls, manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artefacts from Dunhuang and archaeological sites of the Eastern Silk Road freely available online and to encourage their use through educational and research programs.

This role will be a part of the IDP’s Lotus Sutra Project and so requires understanding and knowledge of photographing Lotus Sutra scrolls. This requires a keen eye for detail, a thorough understanding of both imaging capture and post production software, and an excellent understanding of the importance of productivity and service delivery. Familiarity with Apple Mac systems and Phase One camera systems is essential as is a good working knowledge of colour management. The post holder will be expected to work under a matrix management structure with the Project Manager of the Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Digitisation Project, and work collaboratively with a wide range of colleagues from Chinese Collections, Collection Management and Heritage Made Digital Portfolio team at the British Library. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a ‘can do’ approach and a flexible and adaptable attitude to change.

As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.

In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits.  Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum of 20.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.

For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref:03856

Closing date: 14 November 2021

Interview date: 25 November 2021


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