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Freelance Digital Curator, Bradford District Museums & Galleries


Job Summary

Bradford District Museums & Galleries are currently recruiting for a freelance Digital Curator, on a part time contract, to further develop digital access to BDMG’s collections.

Job Description

Deadline: midnight 23rd of June

Starting: end July/early August (date to be agreed)

78 days, part time, to be completed by March 2025.

Fee: £10,000 (inclusive of travel & expenses)

The Digital Curator will use our newly completed Digital Collections Strategy to research and implement findings and recommendations, ensuring this work is incorporated into existing workflows, in line with industry best practice. This work will take place as part of development work to expand BDMG's digital outputs and preparation work for the development of a public facing digital catalogue.

  • Work with and embed digital content and partnership work created and developed in 2023/24, including working with the University of Bradford and Cooperative Innovations.
  • Support the delivery of the scanning of BDMG collections as part of the Visualising Heritage and Cooperative Innovation digital projects.
  • Identify and develop new opportunities to work with partner organisations, focusing on innovative digital technologies.
  • Work with the Curatorial team & Photo Archive Assistant to begin a process of record and topic prioritisation as part of digitisation planning.
  • Develop and lead new functions and activities, developing innovative approaches to digital collections work.
  • Work with the curatorial team to implement changes to the existing digital collections records, and improve terminology and accessibility to digital collections records
  • Work with the collections team to develop a digitisation plan, informed by key areas outlined in the digital collections strategy, to support digital outputs and long term goals for a public facing collections catalogue.
  • The Digital Curator will ensure best practice including managing rights and ethics related to digital work.

There will also be opportunities to work with BDMG's collections and communities to create and curate new stories via digital platforms

Job Requirements

Experience & requirements:

Ideally you will have experience working as a curator, but we will consider candidates that have a desire for, and willingness to work towards, a successful curatorial career. The successful candidate will have technical and practical experience of working with digital technologies, tools and platforms which enable digital work in a heritage/cultural environment, working knowledge of copyright of images in digital applications, a sound understanding of the latest digital developments in the heritage and cultural sector and familiarity with relevant cultural debates and theoretical discourse.

The successful candidate should also have excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to communicate enthusiastically and effectively with colleagues from a variety of disciplines.

The right candidate should also have experience working with Collections Management Databases and public facing digital platforms.

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How to Apply

If you feel you are our ideal candidate, please send a cover letter and CV to Elizabeth.llabres@bradford.gov.uk If there are any adjustments that would help support you in your application, please do let us know.
Interviews will be take place on the morning of the 1st or the afternoon of the 3rd July
Further information will be given in advance of the interview, including a copy of the interview questions to prepare and you will have an opportunity to express any reasonable adjustments you might need.
We are an inclusive employer and recruit on the basis of ability, we are keen to hear from any applicants who feel suitably experienced.
Any offer of joining the team will be subject to right to work checks and references.

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