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The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art is seeking to recruit a Digital Producer while the permanent incumbent is on parental leave. This role supports all of the Centre’s initiatives by producing and maintaining digital resources for the study of British art and architecture. The post holder will play a key role in helping to raise the profile and awareness of the organisation, with particular responsibility for coordinating the production and management of digital content in a variety of media.

Reporting to the Centre’s Digital Manager, you will work as part of a small team on the design and maintenance of the Centre’s online presence in order to raise the impact and profile of our activities. Key responsibilities will include day-to-day management of the Centre’s content management system (CMS) and quality control of the work of external developers. The role also covers the identification and troubleshooting of user experience issues and training of staff in the use of the CMS. The post holder will produce and maintain thorough documentation of their processes and will work towards establishing policies to improve efficiency, consistency, and accessibility. 

While in post you will project manage a web accessibility audit of the Centre’s online journal British Art Studies, and will work with the journal’s editorial team to ensure that its content meets the recommendations outlined by the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). You will also maintain and build upon the Centre’s digital advertising strategy, with a particular focus on audience broadening.

It is essential that you have experience of using data management systems (such as a web content management system) and meticulous attention to detail. You should also have good visual literacy and an understanding of the principles of branding. Highly computer literate, you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. It would be helpful to have a keen interest in the gallery, library, archive and museum sector

Salary will be in the range of £30,000–£32,000 per year, depending on experience.

This post is a fixed term contract for up to 12 months. The post is full time, 35 hours per week. 

Person specification

Essential skills and competences:

  • Experience of using data management systems (such as a web content management systems or collections information systems)
  • Consistent, accurate and meticulous attention to detail
  • Relevant experience of writing insightful and engaging copy appropriate for online platforms
  • Ability to organise own work effectively and to establish priorities
  • Highly computer literate
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good visual literacy and understanding of the principles of branding
  • Ability to interpret data to create actionable insights in the form of reports, dashboards and presentations
  • Commitment to managing own learning and continuous development relevant to the role
  • Understanding of the principles of equality and diversity as they relate to audiences, and the ability to apply and promote these in practice at work

Desirable skills and competences:

  • A keen interest in the gallery, library, archive and museum sector
  • Project management qualification
  • Educated to degree level
  • Experience of producing digital content, including photography and video
  • Awareness of copyright issues and data protection responsibilities
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite and film editing software such as Final Cut Pro
  • Knowledge of web usability and accessibility
  • Experience of live streaming events

Application process

Applications are made by completing the standard application form. Please email your completed application form to: recruitment@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk.

Closing date

The closing date for applications is noon on 16 August 2020.


Interviews for the post will be held in the week commencing 31 August 2020, and will be conducted remotely via Zoom.


Queries about the post should be addressed to the Digital Manager, Tom Scutt, via email: tscutt@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk.


The start date for the position will be 12 October 2020, with an anticipated two week handover with the permanent incumbent.

The office at 16 Bedford Square is currently closed. PMC staff will be working remotely until at least 4 September 2020. Plans to return to the office are being formulated in response to government advice.