Digitisation and Scanning Technician Photography I T
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Company : Townsweb Archiving Ltd

Job Location : Kettering, ENG, UK

Posted on : 2021-01-13T22:16:51+07:00

Job Description :

Townsweb Archiving Ltd is currently opening career opportunities to occupy formation Digitisation and Scanning Technician Photography I T which will be placed in Kettering Next info details

Due to recent changes, TownsWeb Archiving Ltd (TWA) is looking to recruit two Photographic/Scanning Technicians to join our Kettering based studios.

This position involves scanning and photography (digitisation) of historical material using specialist scanners, cameras, software, hardware and other equipment. The material that is being digitised is generally old, fragile and unique. The material might include historic books, artwork, maps, photographs, 35mm slides and film, etc.

Various graphics packages and software solutions are utilised to create digitisation outputs that our clients require. The client files are generally used for publishing their content online, to aid research, for generating revenue (i.e. via genealogy) or for long term preservation purposes.

An interest and experience in I.T. and photography is essential. TWA has also developed a training and development programme which means that over a period of time the successful applicant will be given the additional skills, knowledge and confidence to handle precious archive material carefully and to utilise the very specialist capture equipment and software TWA use.

Tasks include (but are not limited to):

  • Scanning and photography (digitisation) of historical customer material at TWA’s studios in Kettering
  • Indexing and first-level rigorous quality checking of image files before being passed for second level quality checks
  • Processing of images using in-house developed software and 3rd party products such as Photoshop
  • Occasional digitisation of historical customer material at TWA’s London/Other Studios or our customer’s premises (could be anywhere in the UK and may involve driving and occasional overnight stays)
  • Occasional visits to customer sites to:
  • Help with the technical aspects of assessing a new project
  • Collect and return archive material (some manual lifting is involved)
  • Updating internal / client systems and databases
  • Capturing and transferring of data using Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word etc.)
  • Keeping internal staff and customers informed of project progress (by phone/email)
  • Helping to schedule work
  • Working closely with our Software Development team when the digitised content is to be published on the client’s website via TWA’s Digital Archive Management System – PastView.

Candidate Profile
Essential attributes:

  • I.T. skills with experience of Microsoft Office and Graphics Packages (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom etc.)
  • A knowledge and understanding of image formats (TIFF, Jpeg, PDF, OCR etc.) and audio/video formats (WAV, MP3, MOV, MP4 etc.)
  • An understanding and practical experience of using various Scanners and Digital Cameras (exposure, shutter speeds etc.)
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Ability to maintain client and company confidentiality
  • Have a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Well-spoken with good written and verbal communication skills
  • A good academic record
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a team player but equally happy to work alone
  • Honest and trustworthy
  • Confident and self-motivated with good organisational skills
  • Good time-keeping and time management skills
  • Energetic, outgoing, reliable with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • A willingness to do overtime as and when required (evenings, weekends)

Preferable (but not essential) attributes:

  • I.T. or Photography Education (A level, Diploma, Degree etc.) or equivalent experience
  • UK driving license and own vehicle

Working hours are 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday although a willingness to work overtime and shift-patterns is also required. You will be entitled to 21 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

£7 - £9 per hour, depending upon experience

How to Apply
If you are interested in any of the positions at TownsWeb Archiving Ltd then please submit your CV along with a covering letter stating:

  • Why you feel you are suitable for this position based on the Candidate Profile above. It is especially important that you list your I.T. and photography skills and experience.
  • Reasons for any ‘missing periods’ on your CV
  • Your current notice period
  • Your availability for interview

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £7.00-£9.00 per hour


  • Monday to Friday

Flexible Working Options Available:

  • Not offered

Work remotely:

  • No

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