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Job: Image & Moving Image Researcher – Burrell Renaissance Project (Fixed Term)

Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 200 Woodhead Road, Glasgow, G53 7NN
£21,697.63 – £25,432.87 per year
Full Time

Job description
By taking on the role of Burrell Project Image & Moving Image Researcher you’ll play a vital part in making a difference to Glasgow’s economy and profile, to local communities, and to the people who live, work, visit and play in the city. At the heart of everything we do is our vision: to inspire Glasgow’s citizens and visitors to lead richer and more active lives through culture and sport. So, if you’re inspired by the opportunity then we urge you to apply. As Burrell Project Image & Moving Image Researcher you will focus on the redevelopment of the Burrell Collection as part of a major HLF funded capital project. This role is an exciting opportunity to assist in identifying and managing digital assets for the Burrell Project and advising the Project team on their use – core role that supports research and content development. You should also have an understanding of museum audiences and their needs.

Key responsibilities include

  • Manage and advise on the acquisition, storage and distribution of digital archive material – still and moving image
  • Liaise with Curators and other Project staff as required to assist in identifying and locating and acquiring archive / library footage and images – and advising on use
  • Create and manage an accessible database of all archive footage and images under consideration for use (‘use’ includes for reference) – advising Project staff as required
  • Manage storage of acquired (digital) footage and image files
  • Advise Project team on best practice for storing /distributing /viewing both preview and full-resolution video and still images
  • Scan photographic/ graphic / 2D archival material in various formats, advise curators on image scanning, file naming and file transfer
  • Advise on matters of copyright, apply to appropriate copyright agencies such as DACS, advise curators on editorial and creative rights when ordering image files

To be successful in this role you have the following skills and experience:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Practical experience within Photo Library or research / production environment
  • Museum/Gallery experience
  • Keen understanding of still image file formats and resolutions – for archival and production purposes
  • Attention to detail with excellent visual literacy and visual memory
  • IT competent and able to demonstrate this – expertise with Adobe CC (or similar) software
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Ability to liaise with external contractors as required to issue footage to requested specification / commission photographers where appropriate
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to and sustain relationships with a variety of partners, groups and organisations
  • Other Flexible, constructive, creative, problem-solving approach
  • Ability to work in a changing and flexible organisation

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