As Digital Content Exhibition Curator you will be working on digital content relating to the forthcoming exhibition on Alexander the Great. This will involve creating exhibition-related content for the BL website, in-gallery and on social media by writing and editing texts, images and digital material for online publication. You will develop a suite of digital content including collection items, blogs, animations and videos. You will report to the Head of Printed Heritage and will be working with our exhibition curators in Western Heritage and Asian and African Collections and the Digital Engagement team.
You will have a degree in a relevant subject area, such as history, literature, classics, or museum studies with a specialist knowledge and research experience of heritage material. You will also have experience in online promotion and interpretation of museum content and/or heritage material and will possess relevant IT skills including experience of working with websites, online platforms and blogs. You will have good organisational skills and the ability to work to strict deadlines. You must be able to write concise, unambiguous, and accurate text in English with an excellent attention to detail for both general and academic audiences besides being able to work independently and as part of a team.
Familiarity with the stories relating the Alexander the Great in the European and/or Asian contexts would be particularly advantageous, as would previous experience of having filmed, edited or supported development of video content as well as working with third party companies/ organisations / freelancers to define a brief and develop content.
As one of the world’s great libraries, our duty is to preserve the nation’s intellectual memory for the future and make it available to all for research, inspiration and enjoyment. At present we have well over 170 million items, in most known languages, with three million new items added every year. We have manuscripts, maps, newspapers, magazines, prints and drawings, music scores, and patents. We make our collections and programmes available to all. We operate the world’s largest document delivery service providing millions of items a year to customers all over the world. What matters to us is that we preserve the national memory and enable knowledge to be created both now and in the future by anyone, anywhere.
In return we offer a competitive salary and a number of excellent benefits. Our pension scheme is one of the most valuable benefits we offer, as our staff can become members of the Alpha Pension Scheme where the Library contributes a minimum of 20.6% (this may be higher dependant on grade. Another significant benefit the Library provides is the provision of a flexible working hours scheme which could allow you to work your hours flexibly over the week and to take up to 5 days flexi leave in a 3 month period. This is on top of 25 days holiday from entry and public and privilege holidays.
For further information and to apply, please visit quoting vacancy ref: 08318
Closing Date: 1 October 2021
Interview Date: 20/21 October 2021