[Job] Wellcome Trust, Picture Researcher, c??23k clos 20 July 2011 #scicomm jobs

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Wellcome Trust
Picture Researcher Historical Collection

Closing Date: 20/07/2011
Salary: from Circa ??23,000

We are a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in health by supporting the brightest minds. Wellcome Images, set within the Wellcome Library, is one of the world’s richest and most unique image resources, with themes ranging from medical and social history to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science, its images are available online at http://images.wellcome.ac.uk

In this role you will use your skills and experience to maximise the use of our historical image collections by providing a proactive and efficient service to clients. Your ability to be creative and innovative in the way you contribute to the marketing of our collection will be a significant factor in your success. This position is customer facing and creative whilst requiring a high level of organisation including liaison with internal departments and organisation of photography of collection material.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Degree level or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject
  • A good knowledge of the history of health and medicine and/or social history
  • Previous experience in picture research and electronic delivery of images
  • Experience of marketing using social and other media to develop existing relationships and build new ones.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a strong customer focus
  • Skills in interpretation of images, image cataloguing and key-wording
  • Excellent English language skills, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of copyright law and practice with reference to images
  • High level of computer literacy particularly with reference to image databases
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Ability to work in a team to achieve deadlines and meet customer expectations.
Salary on scale from c. ??23,000 plus excellent benefits

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 20 July 2011.

Interviews: Wednesday 3 August 2011.
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