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Job: Image Licensing Executive – V&A Images

Image Licensing Executive

V&A Images is the commercial picture agency for the Victoria & Albert Museum. We license images for a wide variety of purposes and work with clients including Publishers, Advertisers, Designers, Newspapers, Magazines, Film and Music Companies.

The Role

Licensing images from the V&A’s image library and collections for commercial use by publishers, broadcasters and institutions worldwide, as well as for use on products and merchandise.

  • Build and maintain relationships with existing and prospective clients through phone calls and meetings to assess their requirements and how V&A Images can meet their needs
  • Develop a good knowledge of the V&A’s collections and digital content to effectively communicate to clients and respond to research and licensing requests
  • Achieve sales targets by searching out new sales opportunities, respond to incoming calls and email requests, negotiate fees and invoice clients promptly to meet delivery deadlines
  • Maintain client databases, sales reports and ensure payments are received in good time
  • Have a good understanding of copyright law to respond to any copyright issues
  • Work with the Photo Studio and curatorial departments to arrange new photography
  • Work with the Image database team to manage and highlight image content for sales and marketing projects

Experience and Skills required

We are looking for a proactive, target driven individual who will actively seek out new sales opportunities and expand existing client relationships.  Experience in a sales and research role within the picture industry is required.  The ideal candidate will have a love of imagery and an interest in the Arts.  We are looking for an outgoing, enthusiastic individual who enjoys working as part of small team.  A good working knowledge of Photoshop, Excel and Word are required along with a creative and flexible approach.

If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV and a cover letter to Image Licensing Manager Olivia Stroud at

Closing Date for applications: 12th November 2017

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