Film Conservation Manager

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British Film Institute
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Monday, 7 February, 2022 - 12:00

We support flexible working

We are looking for a skilled Film Conservation Manager to join the conservation team at the BFI. You will have operational leadership and line management of the BFI National Archive’s Conservation teams and projects.

Key Responsibilities
• Responsibility for the technical leadership of restoration, conservation and business projects.
• To represent BFI National Archive Conservation in a range of cultural and industrial contexts.
• Promote and maintain relationships with commercial service providers and relevant professional organisations, including international collections.

Experience & Skills
• Thorough working knowledge of archival and commercial film laboratories, spanning all analogue and digital processes.
• As an expert in your field, you will have demonstrable experience in leading, designing, supervising and delivering multiple major, complex restoration and conservation projects.
• Knowledge of, and evidence of using, project and people management techniques to maintain team productivity and engagement in restoration and conservation projects.

About the BFI & Conservation Team
The role of the Conservation department is primarily to preserve, conserve and restore. Our conservators and specialist technicians help make our collections safe and accessible for future generations. We combine expert knowledge of materials and techniques with outstanding practical skills, all underpinned by experimentation and innovation. We share our expertise with colleagues around the world, benefitting from many collaborations with international institutions. And we wish to pursue more.

At the BFI, we support diversity and inclusion, and as an organisation recognise that we need to address under representation within our teams. We strongly welcome and encourage applicants from our under-represented groups; who identify as D/deaf and disabled and/or are ethnically diverse.

We guarantee a first interview to anyone from our under-represented groups who meet our minimum requirements. How we are doing, including our pay gaps can be found on our website at

This role is based at our BFI site in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

• 25 days annual leave (increasing to 30 with length of service) plus bank holidays and additional annual leave between Christmas and New Year
• Excellent support for working parents including enhanced maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption pay
• Wellbeing support including an Employee Assistance Programme and Mental Health First Aiders across the organisation
• Free subscription to BFI Player, tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.

Further details about the post can be obtained by visiting

The closing date for applications is by midnight on Monday 7th February 2022
First interviews will be held on w/c 14th February 2022