Visual Resources Manager – The Barnes Foundation

The Barnes Foundation is seeking an individual to oversee a high-resolution digital imaging project.

The Visual Resources Manager will be responsible for the management, distribution, and preservation of digital images and photographic materials related to the art collections of the Barnes Foundation. The Visual Resources Manager will initially manage a high-resolution digitization project of the Barnes Foundation’s art collection which will require the coordination of a team of photographers and art handlers. The Visual Resources Manager will oversee ongoing image production of the art collection and will be responsible for the development and implementation of cataloguing and metadata standards for the Foundation’s digital image collections.

Requirements for the position include a graduate degree with a specialization in digital imaging technology or visual resources management, or related field, or equivalent work experience managing both digital and physical media in a museum or cultural institution. Course work in art history, photography, or fine arts is desirable. Applicants should have knowledge of, and experience with, current practices in digital imaging and scanning technologies, equipment, and preservation including proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, color management tools for digital assets, digital image management software, and collections management software. Excellent communication and organizational skills will be required as well as experience in the coordination and supervision of staff. Experience working with publications and knowledge of image editing and digital prepress is desirable.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Honorable Phyllis Beck

The Barnes Foundation

300 N. Latch’s Lane

Merion, PA 19066

The deadline for applications is Friday March 7th, 2008.

The Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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