Magnum Photos

The role

Magnum Photos is the world's longest standing artists' co-operative. Rooted in long-form documentary practice, for over 70 years, Magnum and its artists have documented world events, pushed the boundaries of visual language, and fostered photographic dialogues. With offices in London, Paris, New York, and Tokyo, Magnum Photos hosts an archive of over 1,000,000 images, develops collaborative projects with media, NGOs and brands, organises exhibitions global, and publishes stories that matter to its growing audience.

As part of a small team the successful candidate will be exposed to all aspects of the work of the agency with a special focus on digital media and archival practices.

Person specification

  • No previous paid experience is necessary, however it’s important that applicants are able to demonstrate an interest in the arts and heritage sector through volunteering, self-initiated projects, great research, or demonstration of transferable skills. We want people who can show their motivation, enthusiasm and commitment to developing a career in the arts and heritage sectors
  • We are always keen to receive applications from people who are currently underrepresented in the creative and cultural sectors. This includes people from a black, Asian or minority ethnic background; D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse people; those from the LGBTQ+ community, and people from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
  • We are much more interested in your potential than we are in your academic qualifications, and therefore do not require a minimum formal qualification for these traineeships. We would steer postgraduates away from applying - this is a Level 3 qualification and as a postgraduate degree is Level 6 or above, it is not likely to be the most appropriate experience for you.

How to apply

This role is offered as part of New Museum School, a Create Jobs development programme offering Londoners 12-month paid traineeships at leading cultural organisations and awarding a Level 3 Diploma at the end of it.

To be considered for this role, please apply through New Museum School.

Apply through New Museum School