- Assistant Curator, Film

Media Sales and Licensing
Application Form
36 hours net per week
Fixed term
IWM London
Circa £27,030 per annum

Media Sales & Licensing

Many of the materials from the IWM’s unique collections are available to purchase and license for use in commercial projects and for private non-commercial use. High resolution images, audio files and archive footage is accessible for creative professionals all over the world and used in many different ways; from book covers to documentary films and museum displays. In order to grow revenue for the museum, we have ambitious plans to develop the archive licensing business, optimising the customer experience, increasing the breadth of access to our online collection and building new revenue opportunities. These collections include the film collection and a small team of Film Curators sit within Media Sales & Licensing and deal with all requests for the access and licensing of film as well as tasks related to the management, development and documentation of the film collection. 

Purpose of the job

The post holder will be working as part of the Film Curator team within Media Sales & Licensing with primary responsibility for access, supply and licensing of the film collection material to non-commercial and cultural industry users

The post holder will be required to advise on the content and context of the film collection and to generate revenue by the supply and licensing of film as well as supporting the wider commercial offer of Media Sales & Licensing including specific key functions and/or projects. The post holder will also be required to support the development and documentation of the film collection, public programmes and research and the work of other teams and departments.

This vacancy is open to external and internal candidates. For new internal candidates (this includes staff employed directly by IWM and agency workers temping with IWM) to be eligible for vacancies you must have successfully completed your probation period or have been working with us for 6 months.

Degree in History or other relevant subject
  • Understanding of IWM and its purpose 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of C20 & early C21 British History and visual culture and its international context
  • Knowledge of frameworks – legal, ethical and professional – in which IWM operates
  • An understanding of the application of digital image and documentation standards and technologies in a museum, archive or similar environment.
  • Visually literate with the ability to analyse and interpret film material
  • Experience of dealing with customer enquiries, with a working knowledge of using systems to input and manage customer data
  • Demonstrable relevant experience of working in a client-focused, target-driven sales environment
  • Excellent IT skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and a demonstrable ability to adapt to new systems

To Apply

Apply below.

Please note we do not accept only CV’s, you will be required to fill in an online application form.

If you have any queries please contact us at recruit@iwm.org.uk

The closing date for receipt of applications is 9 am, Monday 30th March 2020.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 8th April. Please note that the interview date(s) has been specifically chosen according to the availability of the panel. You are advised to keep this date free if you are interested in this vacancy. We are unable to reschedule interviews.

IWM is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunities.


This opportunity is closed to applications.