Job Posting: Part-time/Temp Digital Collections Coordinator, High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA

Department:                                  Photography/Collections

Reports To:                                    Keough Family Curator of Photography & Head of Collections

FLSA:                                                Non-Exempt

Employment Status:                  Temporary/Part-time

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Digital Collections Coordinator will manage all photographic and technology requirements for a one year collections digitization initiative funded by the Woodruff Arts Center.

WORK SCHEDULE:

  • 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:

Collections Management:

  • 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

Administrative:

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

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.

Language Skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to write professional correspondence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with museum staff and other professional affiliates

Mathematical Skills:

  • Experience in bookkeeping preferred.
  • Ability to maintain project files, keep budget, and process invoices.

Reasoning Ability:

  • 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

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