Jan began her BFI career as record keeper and then production librarian before being appointed as archival footage sales manager in 1996 and joining the curatorial team in 2009. She was responsible for the delivery of successful BBC TV co-productions The Lost World of Mitchell and Kenyon (2004), The Lost World of Friese-Greene (2006) and The Lost World of Tibet (2009). She leads on negotiating archive co-productions with broadcasters: examples include The Reel History of Britain (BBC, 2011), Diamond Jubilee projects (BBC, ITV and Sky 3D) and Edwardian Insects on Film (BBC, 2012).
Jan produced the BFI DVDs Secrets of Nature and A Royal Occasion. She is currently working with Sky 3D to restore a collection of 1950s 3D shorts, is lead curator on the restoration of The Epic of Everest (1924) and is co-programming a season of mountaineering films for BFI Southbank.