Do you have experience photographing 2D and 3D objects? Would you like the opportunity to establish a professional photography studio whilst also creating enhanced photography of our diverse collection objects?
Science Museum Group (SMG) is here to inspire futures and our Collection Services department underpin the care and management of our unique objects. Within Collection Services, the Photography team provide a professional, technical, and creative service making digital content for a diverse range of clients and stakeholders within SMG.
We are now looking for a Photographer to join us and establish a professional photography studio and service at the National Collections Centre (NCC) in Wroughton. This role is a permanent contract, working 35 hours per week.
About the role
Working in the photographic studio, on gallery locations and offsite, you will create enhanced photography of collection objects, copy 2D material from the museum’s archives and create on-brand communications photography for external affairs. You will carry out post-production and apply metadata making images accessible through our Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) for all users.
You will work seamlessly with the Picture Library team (SSPL) to service commercial and non-commercial requests for internal and external clients. Produce communications and events photography, closely following briefs for on-brand photography. Due to the nature of the objects you will be working with, you will collaborate with conservation, registration, and curatorial teams to uphold collections care procedures, and foster excellent workflows within the collections services department.
Joining us you will have experience of photographing 2D and 3D objects alongside experience of using studio flash lighting equipment, Capture One, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Bridge. You will have the required planning, organisation and coordinating skills to deliver photography requests on time. You will also possess a proactive, problem-solving approach, with the ability to use your initiative and self-motivation to solve issues and make technical judgements, knowing when to escalate issues to the Lead Photographer.
Crucially you will need to be able to work well with others, you will have good stakeholder management skills and coupled with the ability to communicate technical challenges to clients, using your influencing and negotiation skills to ensure successful shoots.
View the Vacancy Information Pack listed under ‘Attachments’ on the vacancy listing on our website for more details about the role and the application process, or click ‘Apply Online’ to submit an application.
What we offer
The Science Museum Group (SMG) is here to inspire futures. As the world’s leading group of science museums, we share our unparalleled collection spanning science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine with over five million visitors each year. Joining us as an employee, you will have the opportunity to develop your career in a world-class museum group. We know work/life balance and wellbeing is crucial to our colleagues, so we currently offer up to 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays; BUPA medical and dental care; employee assistance programme; enhanced contributory pension; enhanced occupational sick, maternity, paternity and adoption leave and career breaks.
‘Open for All’ is one of the Science Museum Group’s five core values and sets out our important aspiration to be a place for everyone. As a national museum group, we have an ability to reach a wide and diverse population of audiences, colleagues and partners through our geography and scale.
We are working hard to understand our organisation better and to foster a culture that recognises and values different backgrounds, mindsets, skills, experience, knowledge and expertise. By having greater diversity, we believe that we will be a stronger and better organisation and ultimately will be able to inspire more futures. We therefore welcome applications from those who bring difference.