Photographer

Photographer
Employer: National Museums Scotland
Salary: £24,079 - £26,183 per annum
Location: Granton

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.

Based at the National Museums Collection Centre, you will support the work of the Department of Collections Services.

Duties will include working with the collections to make them digitally accessible. You will work towards delivering the Department's strategic priority projects, exhibitions and digitisation programmes.

You will be qualified to degree level, or equivalent, in Photography. You should be competent and very 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 be organised and methodical, with good verbal and written communication skills and ICT skills in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook. You should also have experience of managing your own time and workload, working to deadlines and handling multiple priorities. A driving licence is desirable.

This is a fixed term post until 28 February 2019 to support the delivery of the MP4 project. The successful candidate would be expected to start the role from October 2017.

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