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You’re someone who’d love nothing more than to immerse themselves in The Hulton Archive. You’d thrive in a role where you can take a proactive approach to increasing its profile internally and externally. You’ll be establishing Getty Images as a recognised industry specialist in academic and museum circles as well as building increased awareness of our archive through emerging consumer division and related social media activities.

As a Curator you’ll be responsible for conservation, preservation, maintenance and accessibility of all analogue assets, including our special vintage collections. You’ll also project manage analogue assets for all brands and key point of contact for related issues such as library information, copyright information, legal support, pull & returns and asset locations are an additional aspect of the role, providing support and advice both in the UK and overseas, wherever analogue content maybe housed and maintained.

You’d join an office of 25 people which is made up of editors, production managers, curatorial assistants and researchers who are knowledgeable, passionate and world class photography experts.

Your next challenge:

  • To have overall responsibility for existing, new and specialist analogue collections
  • Manage a team of three Curatorial Assistants
  • Maintain documentation (copyright, rights, acquisition’s register, storage locations etc.) databases and systems, including analogue/historic documentation
  • Provide advice and assistance to internal & external clients regarding all aspects of analogue collections management
  • Coordinate and build relations with related industry professionals, photographic partners etc. to maximise potential and exposure of archive collections
  • Manage exhibition loans of vintage or analogue collections materials inc. gallery
  • Advise on copyright, model release and R&C enquiries internally and externally in conjunction with Legal and R&C
  • Assist in brand development and awareness through direct involvement in and input to social media, industry seminars, PR events and related activities, internal and external workshops, archival and related presentations, web-features, marketing, consumer activities e.g. web-features, internal communications and intranet documentation
  • Research and curate activities both ad hoc and project related e.g. exhibitions, web galleries and features, web-based content events etc
  • Manage the curatorial and conservation budget
  • Reference and research into collections information e.g. valuations, captions etc

What you’ll need:

  • Relevant and/or management experience within the media industry
  • Knowledge of conservation practices, environmental tolerances etc
  • Knowledge of library and classification systems
  • Knowledge of History of Photography with special reference to photojournalism and commercial photography
  • Experience within social media environment across most platforms e.g. Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat etc
  • Identification and knowledge of historic photographic techniques (e.g. albumen prints, daguerreotypes etc.)
  • Knowledge of market and insurance value of vintage material and recognised security procedures
  • Curatorial skills e.g. exhibition/gallery management, museum standards and procedures
  • Knowledge of EU copyright directives, IP rights, model release etc
  • Project and Budget management experience
  • Good presentation skills and familiarity with public speaking
  • Relevant Arts Degree or Library Management related subject is advantageous

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Comment by James McArdle on January 16, 2017 at 22:07

Tempting no doubt, but the way Getty is systematically locking currently publicly available resources away behind firewalls and pay-per-use is hampering research. I'd think twice about the ethics of working for them IMHO!

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