Collections Care


£25,575 per annum

Contract type:

Contract Temporary


Full time



Imaging Assistant

About the role:
The post holder will produce images (either by scanning or photography) of money and medals objects, to process images, match them to MI+ collections management database records, and upload them to the Museum’s image asset management system.

Key areas of responsibility:
• To produce record standard digital images, using scanners or static photography set-up of the money and medals collection of c.800,000 objects
• To process images including, where appropriate, standardising backgrounds, pairing obverse and reverse files using established automated batch processes.
• To ensure images are labelled with their MI+ PRN to enable bulk upload to the asset database.
• To identify any issues with the MI+ records of the imaged objects and to work with curators and other staff to correct problems.
• To create basic MI+ records for any objects that lack existing records, in liaison with curators.

About you:
• A level (or equivalent)
• Experience of and expertise in collections management databases and Adobe Photoshop.
• Confident user of digital cameras and scanners
• Assistant Collections Manager, Documentation Assistant, or significant experience of voluntary work, with collections, in a museum or gallery context.
• Ability to work with others as part of a team.

About the British Museum:
Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection 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.

The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including:
• Membership of the civil service 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.
• Generous annual leave allowance
• Interest-free travel, bicycle, and rental deposit loans.
• Professional and personal development opportunities
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

Additional details:
For more information about this role, please see the job description.
If you have any additional needs that we should be aware of in order to support you with your application, please provide details to [email protected].
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 fairly because of their relevant knowledge, skills and experience.

The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) for pre-employment screening of Civil Servants.

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