£25,600 per annum based on the full time equivalent of £32,000 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Contract


Part time


020 7306 0055

Production Controller

The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or are currently contributing to British history and culture; the collection is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. With around 2 million visitors each year prior to temporary closure for the Inspiring People project and a strong national and international presence through touring exhibitions and special projects, the Gallery is one of the country’s most important and popular galleries.

Production Controller
£25,600 per annum based on the full time equivalent of £32,000 per annum
Part time, 32 hours, 4 days a week
Fixed Term Contract for 22 months
Site (3 days per week) and home based

We are looking for a technically skilled Production Controller to produce around 15 titles a year for the Gallery’s Publishing Programme, to schedule, specification and budget. Reporting to the Publishing Manager, the post holder is also responsible for advising on, and production of paper product.

The successful candidate will have substantial experience of producing illustrated publications, a strong understanding of print and production processes, including thorough technical knowledge of all aspects of colour reproduction and printing; as well as experience in using spreadsheets to create, maintain and update budgets. The post-holder must be able to work quickly and accurately with meticulous attention to detail, demonstrate ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and be able to work calmly under pressure to meet deadlines.
This is a rare, sought after opportunity for a talented individual to join the Gallery’s award-winning publishing programme and produce exceptional publications.
Further information about the role as well as details of how to apply can be found via:

Closing date for returned applications is 9:00am on Monday 22nd August. First round interviews will take place in person on Wednesday 31st August. Please indicate on your form if you will be unable to make this date.

We are committed to the employment and development of disabled people. We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for this post. To be invited to interview/assessment, you must show in your supporting statement that you meet the minimum criteria for the role, across all essential criteria. If you tell us that you have a disability we can make reasonable adjustments at interview, and, if you join us, to your work arrangements.

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