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Job: National Museums Scotland - Photographer (NMS10/105)

£22,465 - £25,161 per annum plus membership of Civil Service pension scheme

National Museums Scotland is one of the UK's leading museum services. Operating five museums and one of the largest multidisciplinary collections in the UK, it aims to be a world-class museums service that educates, informs and inspires. A major redevelopment and modernisation programme is currently being implemented across our organisation, including a £46 million redevelopment of the Royal Museum building. This investment will create new displays, enhance learning and public facilities and provide high quality visitor experiences.

This is a temporary, full time appointment for a period of 9 months. You will support the Photography team to achieve objectives relating to the Royal Museum Project and Online Collections, by providing digital photography, primarily of collections.

You will have a recognised professional qualification in Photography at HND or degree level (or equivalent), together with a good knowledge of photographic and digital imaging techniques and studio flash lighting. You will be familiar with imaging software, including Adobe Photoshop; both PC and Mac platforms; scanners and related software; and will have a high level of professional technical competence. Demonstrable relevant professional experience is essential, including the use of digital imaging technology, and you will have proven ICT skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Experience of working in both museum and commercial photography environments is desirable, as is a driving licence.

The selection event will be held on Friday 14 January 2011.

National Museums Scotland is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Closing date for completed applications is 10/12/2010

Details, including an application pack, can be found here.

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