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Photographer (Casual)

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Opportunity type:Casual , . 

Working hours:Ad Hoc 

Salary:£14.40 per hour  


Closing date:24 March 2022 at midnight 

We are currently recruiting for 4 Casual Photographers to support our Photography and Imaging Team, working across Tate’s London sites. If you’re a cultural heritage photographer looking for occasional work, or a freelance photographer interested in the chance to vary your portfolio in representing one of the UK’s major galleries we’d be very interested in hearing from you. This role presents a unique chance to work with Tate’s core team on an exciting range of subjects from works of art to architecture to events and editorial assignments.

You’ll have a minimum 2 years experience working as a professional photographer, ideally in a heritage environment. The post requires a thorough and technical understanding of photography from lighting to colour management and file formats. You should be equally comfortable shooting tethered on medium format cameras in a fully equipped studio as you are covering a busy event across Tate’s Galleries just with a DSLR.

If you don’t already have experience in conservation imaging you’ll be able to quickly adapt and transfer your photographic knowledge to new processes, with meticulous attention to detail. You’ll manage your work from capture to upload, ensuring images are delivered at the highest standards and to specified deadlines.

Casual Photographers deliver project work, lend their expertise during periods of peak activity, and cover evening/weekend assignments. They are a valuable and key part of our friendly, supportive team.

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Application Information

If you wish to apply for this vacancy, please apply online. Please also refer to our Guidance Notes that can be found below.

Successful candidates will have access to a range of benefits, including 25 days annual leave entitlement, rising to 27 days pro rata after 3 years of service; an extra day off for your birthday each year; a cycle to work scheme; opportunities for blended and flexible working; free access to Tate exhibitions and other museums and galleries; Life Assurance; and a ‘Defined Contribution’ pension scheme with generous employer contributions. Successful candidates who are already members of the Civil Service Pension Scheme or have recently left the scheme may be eligible to remain as members of this scheme instead.