Position: Retoucher and Junior Photographer

Type: Freelance/flexible/part-time

Rate: £10.55 per hour

Start Date: late August/early September

Established in 2003, Kerry Taylor Auctions is the world’s leading auction house, specialising in vintage fashion, fine antique costume and textiles. We hold at least four auctions a year, including two ‘Passion for Fashion’ auctions which feature fine and rare costume and only the best examples of vintage haute couture.

We are looking for a freelance retoucher to join our small and highly-skilled team. Working directly alongside and under the direction of our senior photographer and studio manager Olga, you will be responsible for retouching photos to a high professional standard. On occasion, you may also be required to act as studio photographer, working independently to meet daily targets. For this aspect of the role you will receive specialist training in the handling of historically important and highly valuable garments.

This role would suit an individual looking to gain experience working in a professional studio environment, who would enjoy working in a small and motivated team. An interest in fashion is desirable but not necessary.

Required skills:

  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop & Bridge

  • Ability to process many images each day to a high professional standard

  • Proficiency in using a Canon 70D camera

  • Previous experience of product photography would be advantageous

  • A friendly manner 😊

Please note: This a freelance position and all applicants must be registered as self-employed in order to be considered. This is a flexible, part-time role, and you can expect to work on average 2-3 days per week, maybe more, in the lead up to an auction deadline. The photography studio you will be working in is fully equipped and you will be working on a MacBook and large monitor. If you wish to use any additional editing equipment (such as a pen and tablet), you will need to bring this along with you.

How to apply:

Please e-mail Lucy with a bit about yourself, subject line ‘Retoucher vacancy’, to: info@kerrytaylorauctions.com. Please include your CV and any relevant portfolio examples.


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