16 December 2018


c. £36,000

Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library for incurably curious; exploring health, life and our place in the world. Inspired by the collections assembled by Henry Wellcome, encouraging ideas about health by connecting science, medicine, life and art. 

The Wellcome is looking for a Digital Workflow Specialist to contribute to an ambitious digital programme that aims to create the world’s most user-centric digital platform with free and unrestricted access to content. You will be helping to make the full range of the collections accessible online, including printed, visual, archival, and audio-visual material, managing the ingest workflows and maintaining our digital estate of some 40 million files.

Additional info

In this role, you will be working closely with internal software developers as they implement Archivematica, a new preservation system. You will also support the move of the entire digital library infrastructure to the Cloud, including all the digital assets and workflow system, Goobi.

You will ensure ingest workflows are appropriately designed, administer the ingest process and provide strategic input into short and long-term planning. You will support and train staff and contractors using the systems and processes required to achieve objectives.​

Please download the job description here

Experience & Skills

To succeed in this role you will need:

  • Experience working with digital asset management systems
  • Experience working with library, archive or museum metadata
  • A good understanding of digital formats and standards
  • A clear focus on solutions and taking a creative approach to delivering continuous improvements
  • An ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, with a focus on helping the team reach its objectives

You will also need to have:

  • An ability to work at a strategic level, providing significant contribution to short and long-term planning
  • A good understanding of best practices in digital preservation
  • An ability to understand and articulate the needs of users

Interview Timing: w/c 7th January 2019


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