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Film Media Technician

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Film media technicians work in archive departments for organisations such as museums, universities, media companies and local authorities. Their job is to preserve, store and copy archive film footage and images, so that it can be used by businesses, members of the public and on the internet.

They are also known as archive technicians or film lab technicians.

The Work

You could be:

You might work in one of 5 areas; national and regional collections, heritage and museums, broadcasting, private collections or specialist stock footage libraries.

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Salaries may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries tend to be in the range of £18,000 a year. With experience this can rise to around £23,000 to £25,000 a year. Salaries in senior positions can be around £35,000 a year.

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Employment

Unemployment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
2656
2 %
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2024
2709
  United Kingdom
2019
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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

The Moving Image Archive (part of the National Library of Scotland) preserves over 100 years of Scottish history on film and video. This includes documentaries, newsreels, educational productions, television and public information films, as well as industrial, advertising and promotional material.

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Archives and Records Association (UK and Ireland)
Tel: 01823 327 077
E-mail: ara@archives.org.uk
Website: http://www.archives.org.uk
Twitter: @ARAScot

A list of placement opportunities in various archives, paid and voluntary, can be downloaded from this website.

ScreenSkills
E-mail: info@screenskills.com
Website: https://www.ScreenSkills.com
Twitter: @UKScreenSkills
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UKScreenSkills

ScreenSkills (formerly Creative Skillset) works with the UK’s screen-based creative media industries to develop skills and talent from classroom to boardroom.

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