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Imaging Assistant: Egypt and Sudan

British Museum


Posted 1 week ago

Capture history as an Imaging Assistant at the prestigious British Museum, an iconic institution celebrating global culture.


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The British Museum stands as a custodian of human history, offering an unparalleled collection ranging from the Rosetta Stone to Egyptian mummies. Its mission is to illuminate the rich tapestry of cultures spanning two million years, attracting visitors worldwide and fostering an environment of diversity and learning.

  • Photograph and digitize the Egyptian and Sudanese collection.
  • Enhance the accessibility of the collection through digital platforms.
  • Produce and process digital images, linking them to the Museum's databases.
  • Upload images to the Museum’s asset management system.
  • Experience with collections and digital asset management databases.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Experience in object handling and working with museum collections.
  • A levels (or equivalent) education.
  • Strong communication skills and teamwork abilities.

The British Museum offers an attractive benefits package, including a generous leave policy, pension scheme, free museum access, staff events, travel loans, and professional development opportunities. Committed to equality, they champion a diverse workforce and flexible working arrangements, typically requiring on-site presence 4-5 days a week.

The British Museum, founded in 1753, is home to a remarkable collection that spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the leading visitor attractions and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.

As an Imaging Assistant for Egypt and Sudan, your role will be to photograph and make images of the ancient Egyptian and Sudanese collection publicly accessible, in support of the Museum’s Masterplan, the Museum Operating Plan and all relevant Museum strategies. You will also work to improve accessibility of the collection via the Museum’s digital online platforms. Your responsibilities will include producing digital photographic images, documenting objects, processing images by matching them to MI+ collections management database records, and uploading them to the Museum’s image asset management system.

The ideal candidate will have experience of collections and digital asset management databases, proficiency in Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop software, and some experience of object handling. A levels (or equivalent) are required, as well as some experience of working with a relevant collection, museum documentation and museum databases. Experience of working in a museum environment, including object handling, is also necessary. You should be an open, effective communicator with good spoken and written English and the ability to work as part of a team.

The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including: Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days (rising to 30 days after 10 years’ service) plus 2.5 privilege days and plus bank holidays. Membership of the civil service defined benefit pension scheme. Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions. Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections. Interest-free travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans. Professional and personal development opportunities. Employee Assistance Programme. Discounts on food and gift shop purchases.

The British Museum is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals can make best use of their skills, free from unlawful discrimination or harassment. We value the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to a Museum which represents world culture. The Museum is committed to ensuring that no job applicant suffers unlawful discrimination because of any protected characteristics. Our recruitment procedures aim to ensure that individuals are treated because of their relevant knowledge, skills and experience. We offer a flexible way of working scheme that allows our employees to work remotely in a way that suits them and the organisation. We would typically see this role as working on site about 4-5 days a week.


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