The Margaret Herrick Library invites applications from skilled, self-motivated individuals for the full-time position of Digital Imaging Technician in the Photograph Department of the Margaret Herrick Library.  The Digital Imaging Technician will work at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study, located at 333 S. La Cienega Blvd. in Beverly Hills.

Job Description

Reporting to the Digital Archivist, the Digital Imaging Technician will scan and ingest image files into the digital repository, perform image correction as needed, and assist the Digital Imaging Specialist with digital print production.   The candidate must be able to meet challenging deadlines and work within complex workflows and schedules for a large number of simultaneous imaging projects and contribute significantly to the creation of the Academy’s digital resources repository.

Qualifications and Requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with a minimum of three years in-depth experience with digital imaging technologies.
Advanced knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and other processing software applications to capture, manipulate, save, and print images.
Demonstrated ability to manage simultaneous tasks: batch scanning, ingesting, documentation, printing.
Solid understanding of file-management systems and databases.
Familiarity with a variety of photographic media and processes. Photography skills and traditional darkroom experience helpful.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work accurately and independently in busy environment.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Good knowledge of American film history helpful.
Duties and Responsibilities

·        Create large volume of high-quality digital images.
·        Ingest objects into the Academy’s digital asset management system in a timely and accurate manner.
·        Judge and correct digital images for color balance, contrast, tonality, and density when compared to original objects, photographic prints, or transparencies.
·        Track image production and workflow.
·        Consistently and accurately name image files.

Commensurate with experience and qualifications. There are no relocation fees available nor is there a budget for travel to Beverly Hills for interviews.

Please mail or fax a letter of application, resume, and the names and phone numbers of three references to:

Digital Archivist
Margaret Herrick Library
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
333 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Fax: 310-657-5193

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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