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Archive Assistant

Listing ID: 490708

Archive Assistant

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: RANKIN
Location: Kentish Town, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 week 6 days

THE ROLE

Sourcing from the archive

  • Locating negatives and contact sheets, and recalling images from tape when necessary.
  • Research and supply suitable images to creative team for treatments and pitches.
  • Supply images to press for features and work with head of PR and Coms.
  • Help with gathering and organising files and information for book projects.
  • Deal with external and internal image requests gaining the correct approvals and supplying appropriate files whilst outlining allowed usage.

Maintaining the archive

  • Archive digital assets to digital archiving system adding all information on file.
  • Flatbed scanning negatives and transparencies.
  • Flatbed scan, light retouch (dust) and log/ file signed polaroids.
  • Collect reactive press online and Archive.
  • Assisting with Hunger Archiving workflow twice a year.

Other

  • Assist with syndication agent relationship, log sales, ensure license approval requests are responded to etc. Notify of copyright infringements.
  • Update various archive databases / logs on a regular basis.
  • Help update, maintain, and develop the websites.
  • Some basic admin (Eg: booking couriers, stock checking etc.).

QUALITIES

  • Highly organised and methodical, with a good sense of logic and a keen eye for detail.
  • Calm under pressure, flexible and able to multitask. Happy to work in a fast paced environment with constantly changing priorities.
  • Hardworking, able to work as a team, and keen to learn.
  • Good problem solving skills, time management, and workflow management.
  • Confident handling confidential work and a good awareness of the importance of discretion where necessary.
  • Happy to undertake some repetitive tasks and complete to a consistently high standard.
  • A basic understanding of 1990s pop culture would be advantageous.

INTERESTS

  • Rankin’s work and career – all applicantsmust be able to demonstrate an interest in Rankin’s work.
  • Candidates must be interested in Archiving as a career. Rankin’s archive is vast – over time you will gain a deep knowledge and understanding of his prolific career to date.

TECHNICAL SKILLS – ESSENTIAL

  • Adobe Photoshop – basic
  • Adobe Bridge.
  • Previous experience handling and flatbed scanning negatives.
  • Confident Mac user (we are a Mac based environment).
  • Able to deal with clients appropriately over the phone and via email.

TECHNICAL SKILLS – ADVANTAGEOUS

  • Capture One experience.
  • Website CMS experience.
  • Previous experience or knowledge of archiving, digital archiving systems, or syndication.

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