Reports To: Keough Family Curator of Photography & Head of Collections
Employment Status: Temporary/Part-time
The Digital Collections Coordinator will manage all photographic and technology requirements for a one year collections digitization initiative funded by the Woodruff Arts Center.
- Part-time, Monday – Friday with flexible hours as determined by the photography schedule
- Limited to one year term starting from hire date
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
- Work with the Images & Rights Coordinator to schedule and manage photo shoots to produce high-quality digital images and video of artworks in the High Museum of Art’s permanent collection
- Create shoot lists and plan a year-long schedule for the project
- Work with Associate Collections Manager and Preparators to arrange movement of art work for photography, and return art to home locations afterwards
- Work with Curators to identify priorities for the digitization project
- Fact-check object data in collections management system and make corrections and/or updates as directed by the curator and/or registrar, according to style guidelines provided.
- Assist photographers during shoots, including some art handling
- Organize and archive new digital assets and ensure accuracy of metadata
- Manage and track spending and project budget under the oversight of the Associate Collections Manager and Image & Rights Coordinator
- Prepare and submit payments for invoices related to the project
- Prepare periodic updates on project progress to be presented to project managers in curatorial, interpretation, and registration departments
- Manage monthly meetings with all necessary Digitization project staff; Arrange meetings as necessary
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree
- Familiarity with digital and analog image formats and technology is critical
- Familiarity with photography equipment (cameras, lights, backdrops) preferred
- Working knowledge of museum cataloging systems with a strong preference for experience with The Museum System (TMS)
- Familiarity with collections management best practices
- Experience in an art museum or gallery performing tasks that include art handling and collections management
- Knowledge of art history helpful
- Highly proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook (email/scheduling) and similar databases and digital imaging technology, including Photoshop. Training on TMS will be provided.
- Must be well-organized and detail oriented.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to write professional correspondence.
- Ability to communicate effectively with museum staff and other professional affiliates
- Experience in bookkeeping preferred.
- Ability to maintain project files, keep budget, and process invoices.
- Ability to solve practical problems and prioritize needs in a variety of situations where standardization is limited and immediate decisions are necessary.
More information and application: http://www.woodruffcenter.org/HRJobdetails.aspx?jobid=1849