The Princeton University Art Museum (PUAM) is seeking a museum professional to help us digitize and catalog the approximately 5,200 Master Set gelatin silver prints within the Minor White Archive. The ideal candidate will rise to the challenges surrounding the direct capture of photographs and the subsequent cataloging of complex material. This is a wonderful opportunity for those with an interest in 20th century photography to immerse themselves in the creative process of a single artist, and to play a significant role in making a collection widely accessible for the first time.
This work is related to a recently awarded IMLS grant. This position is funded as a full-time, one year term (start date as soon as possible) but is also open to folks who may prefer to commute to Princeton on a part-time basis over a longer term, extending through the end of the grant period (October 2016). Experience with tethered capture, studio lighting & balancing, proofing, metadata, digital image processing, cataloging tombstone & inscription elements needed. The position will work closely with both Photography/Visual Resources and Collections Information staff in the Museum throughout the project.
Please apply online via the Princeton jobs website<https://jobs.princeton.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp>, Requisition Number #1400835, position title Collections Cataloger.