SEI 2017 Instructor of the Week: Laura Fu

We’re thrilled to introduce the amazing instructors for this year’s Summer Educational Institute, many of whom are joining us for the first time! We’ll be highlighting one instructor from the 2017 curriculum each week, so be sure to stay tuned.

We’re happy to introduce Laura Fu, another local star from North Carolina —  Project Manager at the Park Library, UNC Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism. Laura will be leading the Introduction to Digital Asset Management, which will introduce Digital Asset Management (DAM), its concepts, and foundational elements. DAM consists of management tasks and technological functionality designed to enhance the inventory, control, and distribution of digital assets (rich media such as photographs, videos, graphics and logos). This session will provide a solid understanding of the core components of DAM success. Come with questions, leave with answers!

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Laura Fu

Did you know?

Laura Fu is a librarian with a focus on digital media management, digital image management, and digital asset management. From collecting content in various digital corners of a company, to discovering and building a taxonomy, to defining metadata and controlled vocabularies, she strives to offer the best support in the design and implementation of a successful digital asset management solution.

She is the Equipment Analyst and Project Manager at the Park Library at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism, where she’s heading up the selection, implementation and launch of a new online reservation system for journalism students’ equipment. An active member of the Special Libraries Association, she also consults with Allied Vaughn as their Social Media Program Manager, where she’s helping to recruit librarians for various DAM projects nationwide. She earned her BA in video production from Hofstra University and her MLS from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Register for SEI to benefit from his knowledge directly!

There’s still time to book a room at the hotel! If you’d like to book a room at the Franklin inn, the block group rate of $165 per night can be secured until May 12th. There are a limited number of rooms at that price. An email will be sent to all registered attendees with the booking code.

Read all about SEI at http://seiworkshop.org where you can find our Statement of Inclusivity, info about registering, accommodations, curriculum and much more.

In its 14th year as a joint program between the  Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF), SEI 2107 will be held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from June 6-9, 2017.

SEI provides both new and more experienced professionals the opportunity to stay current in the rapidly changing fields of digitization, project management, fair use and copyright, metadata, and digital asset management, as well as significant networking opportunities. As a 2015 SEI graduate noted, “The curriculum was excellent in scope, striking a balance between detailed, practical exploration of relevant skills & tools, and putting these in the context of broader issues in visual resources/arts librarianship.”

SEI 2017 is filling up. Register soon!

Contact the SEI co-chairs Jesse Henderson or Nicole Finzer with any questions and Follow us on Facebook.

See you in North Carolina!

Digital Asset Manager at The Menil Collection

The Menil Collection: Employment Opportunity

Title:                           Digital Asset Manager

Department:               Collection Management

Reports to:                  Chief Registrar

General Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Registrar, the Digital Asset Manager is charged with developing the infrastructure of the museum’s digital asset platform, and leading efforts in migrating and organizing exiting media, chiefly images, to meet the Menil Collection’s strategic digital initiatives and future implementation of a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).

Specific Duties

  1. Work closely with the Menil Archives, and Curatorial, Communications, Publishing, External Affairs and Conservation Departments, to consolidate the museum-wide image and media usage and storage and establish consistent standards, policies, and procedures regarding the same.
  2. Create and enforce naming taxonomies and metadata scheme, tagging files with relevant and accurate metadata, enforcing asset file standards, and ensure application documentation is up-to-date.
  3. Distribute assets to internal users and external partners.
  4. Enforce digitization and photography standards.
  5. Lead training and education for staff.
  6. With the recent implementation of The Museum System (TMS) and Share Point software, and in the early stages of redeveloping the institution’s website, act as a vital hub within the museum’s larger digital and technological goals.
  7. Facilitate the integration of digital media assets into the TMS database from all museum departments, and work closely with IT staff and staff in departments across the institution to improve access to digital assets for daily use, special projects, and initiatives.
  8. Collaborate with and advise TMS administrator on configuration and customization of the TMS server application and other software for image handling and metadata application.
  9. Provide quality control for all metadata to assure accuracy and consistency across the institution. This includes the developing and managing of metadata tools, controlled vocabularies and other metadata standardization solutions.
  10. Assist in bringing existing assets up to appropriate standards, including reorganization of file directories and metadata cleanup projects.
  11. Provide functional support to individual staff DAM software users with technical support from the TMS administrator.
  12. Work closely with TMS administrator to improve and expand the distribution of and access to still image, video, and other digital assets for museum staff and external clients.

Qualifications

  1. BA or BS in Library Science, Museum Studies, Computer Science, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  2. 3-4 years practical experience in a museum, archives, or library image archive, including: database management, software administration, digital rights management, metadata standards and practices, file formatting, and data migration.
  3. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to collaborate with staff at all levels across the institution, and with outside organizations and vendors.
  4. Experience with TMS, digital asset management systems, and print and media technologies.
  5. A thorough understanding of intellectual property law, including “fair use” and similar copyright issues.
  6. Ability to work collaboratively with others as part of a team as well as independently.
  7. Must possess the drive and focus necessary to improve and expand the distribution of and access to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibition assets through digital media.
  8. Team player with the ability to organize information at a high level, multi-task in a fast-paced environment, and creatively solve problems.

Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.  Please send resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to:  Director of Human Resources, The Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, Texas 77006.  Application materials may also be emailed to:  smmaloch@menil.org.

 

 

 

Job Posting: Associate Archivist and Lead Digital Archivist, The Frick Collection, NYC

Background
The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. The Frick Art Reference Library is an internationally-recognized research library that serves as one of the most complete resources for the study of Western art. Founded in 1920, the Library today holds more than one million study photographs, 285,000 books, 80,000 auction catalogs, and 2,250 periodical titles. It is open to interested individuals from all over the world.

Summary and Responsibilities
Major job responsibilities include administration of our born-digital institutional records preservation program, development and implementation of policies and procedures for the stewardship of born-digital institutional records, and managing software and storage solutions needed to preserve and provide access to digital records. Participate in the management of the institutional records management program, including meetings with records holders and regular review of records schedules. Accession and process institutional records and manuscript collections, prepare access tools such as finding aids and catalog records, and create and edit metadata. Respond to reference inquiries. Improve visibility of and access to collections through digital initiatives and collaborative platforms. Participate in the rotation of coverage in the Library’s Reading Room, and represent the department at professional and institutional meetings and activities as necessary. This position interacts frequently with the institution’s Technology and Digital Media Department and Digital Lab, and participates in activities of the Social Media Committee.

Qualifications
MLS or MA with concentration in Archives, Records Management or Digital Collections. Experience working with digital assets or electronic records, databases, information architecture and digital archive workflows. Experience with ArchivesSpace and Preservica preferred. Knowledge of best practices and policy development associated with electronic records as demonstrated by achievement of the Digital Archives Specialist certificate from the Society of American Archivists or other training specifically geared towards management of electronic and digital assets. Experience processing archival collections and creating finding aids and MARC records. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Physical requirements include: Ability to lift forty pounds to the waist.

To apply, please send resume with salary requirements to:

Chief, Archives and Records Management
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Fax: 212-861-7347
Email to jobs@frick.org

No phone calls please.

If you are interested in any of the positions, please send your résumé, a cover letter indicating the position for which you are applying, and salary requirements to the appropriate person listed in the announcement, or follow the instructions in the job posting.

Full post: http://www.frick.org/careers/associate_archivist_and_lead_digital_archivist

Job Posting: Photograph Processor & Cataloger, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, CA

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie related organization, composed of 7,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures. The Academy is a nonprofit organization with approximately 350 employees. The Academy has three buildings throughout the Los Angeles area – the Academy headquarters, the Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills and the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood. The Academy also has employee offices for our Museum project in the Miracle Mile, directly across from our construction site, the former May Company Building at Wilshire and Fairfax.

Job Summary:

The Photograph Processor and Cataloger works primarily under the direction of the Photograph Archivist with additional supervision from the Digital Archive Cataloging Librarian. The Processor and Cataloger identifies, organizes, processes, inventories, and files photographic gifts and special collections. The Processor and Cataloger also processes photograph duplication orders and assists the Photograph Archivist and Photograph Curator in general upkeep and various projects relating to the Photograph Archive. In addition, the Processor and Cataloger catalogs recently digitized materials, conducts research as needed, performs data cleanup of existing records, and develops and maintains taxonomies of subject and genre heading

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Identify, organize, process, inventory, and file photographic gifts and special collections.
  • Catalog images in Digital Image Gallery and AdLib.
  • Create InMagic and AdLib database records for collection processing.
  • Assist Digital Archive Cataloging Librarian with cleanup and other special projects related to data migration.
  • Process photograph duplication orders for library patrons, which includes working with Digital Studio, completing necessary forms and invoices, and refiling original photographs.
  • Conduct research related to cataloging and authority records.
  • Download digital images from current films, under supervision of Photograph Archivist.
  • Assist with department projects and general departmental upkeep.
  • Handle photographic and other archival materials with care, according to in-house guidelines.

Position requirements:

  • A master’s degree in library or information science or a master’s degree in Moving Image Archive Studies or significant progress toward either degree.
  • Experience cataloging in a digital asset management system or relevant coursework.
  • Knowledge of American film history, with a broad awareness of major film artists.
  • Ability to identify a variety of photographic processes and media.
  • Understanding of proper handling of photographic and archival materials.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, team environment.
  • Ability to communicate both simple and complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to people with varying degrees of knowledge of archival theory and practice.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Good penmanship and organizational skills.
  • Ability to lift and move moderately heavy boxes to and from high shelving.

Full post: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1409255&B_ID=56&fid=1&Adid=0&ssbgcolor=FFFFFF&SearchScreenID=1670&CountryID=3&LanguageID=2&InternalJobCode=111460

Job Posting: Collections Manager, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

The Akron Art Museum, with its mission to enrich lives through modern and contemporary art, seeks a Collection Manager to oversee the proper care and management of the museum’s collection and all art objects in its custody. With collections exceeding 5,000 objects, including paintings, sculptures, photography (an area of special strength) and works on paper dating from 1850 to present, the museum presents 12-15 exhibitions annually featuring work from its collections and loans from artists, collectors and museums throughout the country and abroad. The Collection Manager reports to the Chief Curator and supervises a Library and Archives Manager.

KEY DUTIES include responsibility for

  • records of the collection and exhibition materials.
  • supervision and control of the storage of art, maintaining and updating inventory records.
  • preparation of all legal documents pertaining collection management, loans, and conservation.
  • the care and condition of art work.
  • transportation of art works in the permanent collection and from outside sources and coordinating museum-generated traveling exhibitions.
  • developing and monitoring budgets for activities pertaining to the documentation, safekeeping, and protection of the collection.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • B.A. in Museum Studies, Art History or related field, M.A. preferred; minimum three years relevant museum experience.

Required:

  • Experience as a museum registrar.
  • Excellent organizational and communications skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and with EmbARK or other collections management software.
  • Knowledge of insurance, packing, transportation, digital asset management, museum record-keeping and conservation standards and resources.
  • Ability to communicate up-to-date museum standards and professional practices with staff and other museum professionals.
  • Experience developing and implementing policies.
  • Ability to manage multiple, ongoing projects simultaneously.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Preferred:

  • Advanced art handling experience.
  • Supervisory experience.

Download the attached file to view a full job description.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:
Human Resources, The Akron Art Museum, One South High Street, Akron, OH 44308 or HR@akronartmuseum.org.

Application review will begin on October 7, 2016.

Full post: https://akronartmuseum.org/display/files/CollectionsManager2016JD3.pdf

Job Posting: Collections Assistant, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

*** Edit 9/28 – This is a repost to correct “All Grades” questions. Applicants who applied previously MUST reapply to be considered. 

Summary

This position is located in the Collection Management Department of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian institution’s museum of international modern and contemporary art. The Collection Management Department is responsible for the care, preservation, and documentation of all works of art at the museum, whether from the Museum’s permanent collection or on loan from other institutions. The incumbent serves as the assistant to the director of collection management, providing technical assistance in the broad areas of collection stewardship.

Duties

  • Assists in maintaining standards, policies, and operating procedures for acquisitions, receipt, deaccessioning, loans, packing, shipping logistics, conservation, physical care, storage, documentation, and inventory.
  • Prepares and maintains the departmental budget worksheets in Excel, monitors
    expenditures for supplies, equipment, and travel.
  • Orders equipment and supplies associated with the functions of the Collection Management Department and tracks the orders during the procurement process.
  • Checks and keeps accounts of conservation lab supplies of adhesives, papers, fabrics, chemicals, solvents and reorders them when necessary.
  • Manages the digital assets for the department, including entering conservation reports, images, and other pertinent information into the Museum’s database (TMS).

Qualifications

Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as entering financial data into software packages, filing, meeting and greeting people, and working with professionals that care for and preserve artworks.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.

Or Education Grade 7: One full year of graduate level education related to the position or Superior Academic Achievement may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement.

Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications; for example, a half year of experience and a half year of education in the field may be qualifying.

Apply by: October 11, 2016

Full post: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/451769900

Job Posting: Museum Archives Program Assistant, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

The position is located in the Gallery Archives of the National Gallery of Art. Its purpose is to support archival programs through specialized administrative management and performance of museum archives activities. The Gallery Archives is responsible for long-term care of permanently valuable historical records of the National Gallery of Art in every physical form including textual, media, and electronic.

Duties:

The incumbent is responsible for providing efficient and effective administrative management support for the operations of the Gallery Archives office:

  • Provides support to senior staff with establishing and maintaining digital and analog information management systems.
  • Oversees acquisition of specialized archival supplies and equipment.
  • Manages all office requisitions and recording receipts in Oracle.
  • Determines appropriate application of government and Gallery policies and procedures for office operations.
  • Evaluates office procedures to identify areas for improvement, assesses the need for alternative methods, and recommends and implements changes as approved by the Chief of Gallery Archives.

The incumbent performs operational support duties directly relating to museum archives program activities which includes:

  • Providing support in managing the ingest of archival materials in analog and digital form.
  • Assisting with analyzing, monitoring, and maintaining data on archives projects.
  • Providing public information and general reference services for archival records.
  • Monitoring press releases and other on-line sources and creating digital and analog downloads for archival preservation.
  • Accessioning print items, updating database records and creating up-to-date finding aids.
  • Creating and managing lists and reports and analyzing data for management review.
  • Performing basic preservation activities for archival materials.
  • Supporting archival presence.

Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the following qualification requirements. This requires at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level in the Federal service OR 4 full years of education above the high school level. An equivalent combination of education and experience is fully qualifying and meets the minimum qualification requirements. Specialized experience is experience providing operational and administrative management support, and prioritizing multiple projects primarily within a museum or other cultural institution. Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates. Applicants must describe their possession of each of these factors individually in a one to two page cover letter as a part of their application.

  • Ability to apply basic archival principles including provenance, original order, the record group concept, and is able to recognize archival series.
  • Skill in data management software, relational databases, digital media, and office software programs.
  • Knowledge of basic art museum functions and organization and is familiar with the operation of digital systems in art museums.
  • Knowledge of archival preservation concepts and understanding of the requirements of archives preservation materials including photographs, documents and architectural drawings.
  • Knowledge of research, administrative, and writing skills needed for art museum archives administration, as evidenced by significant undergraduate coursework.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

Deadline to apply: August 19, 2016

Full post: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/447380200

Job Posting: Digital Asset Manager, American Folk Art Museum, NYC

The American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) seeks a Digital Asset Manager as part of a Leir Charitable Foundations grant-funded project. The goal of the project is to create and make available digital images and catalog records for every object in the AFAM collection. The Digital Asset Manager position is a 12-month, full time role, and will report directly to the AFAM Chief Registrar.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in configuration and testing of the DAM, including working with the outside vendor
  • Develop, maintain, and assign metadata for assets, incorporating industry standards to ensure accurate usage rights
  • Assess, organize and prepare for migration digital assets of permanent collection images, exhibition files, past events and publications, archive and library material, and other types of files as needed
  • Manage day-to-day oversight, coordination, and use of the DAM. Establish user groups, roles and boundaries for the use of DAM; registering users to the Digital Asset Management system based on permissions.
  • Work closely with events and education staff to ensure that video and photos from events are uploaded, organized, tagged, and archived in a timely way
  • Scan archival photographs and upload to the DAM, applying metadata as appropriate
  • Receive, track and respond to inquiries and requests for digital assets from internal and external asset users; fulfill image requests via secure file transfer
  • Photo edit/re-touch images when necessary
  • Operate with an understanding of legal issues, digital rights management, and create solutions that serve both creative and legal requirements.
  • Serve as liaison to our contracted rights and reproductions management organization

Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Library Science, Information Management and/or equivalent experience
  • 1-2 years experience managing digital assets
  • Strong interpersonal, communication skills and a collaborative spirit required. Ability to receive and delegate directions, and maintain strong sense of organization
  • Basic Photoshop, scanning and other digital imaging skills
  • Experience with The Museum System (TMS) or other collection management system preferred

*Please note that the Museum is located at 2 Lincoln Square, on the Upper West Side. Administrative offices are located at the Museum’s Collections and Education Center in Long Island City, Queens. The Digital Asset Manager will be based in Queens at the Collections and Education Center. This is a full-time, salaried position. Hours are 9:30-5:30 pm. The Museum offers a generous benefits package with full medical and dental, as well as vacation, sick, personal and comp days extended to full-time employees.

How to Apply: Send cover letter and CV to: Mimi Lester, Rapaport Archivist, MLester@folkartmuseum.org with the position title in the subject line. Please, no phone calls

Full post: http://www.nycarchivists.org/page-1060796#AFAMDAM

Job Posting: Digital Curator (temporary/contract), Natural Retreats, Charlottesville VA

Contract Position
Natural Retreats is looking for a 1099 contract employee to work as a Digital Curator. This is a contracted positon for 3-7 months and you must be able to work in our Charlottesville office 100 hours/month. Pay is 1099 wage of $1700/month.
Contract Purpose
As Digital Curator, you will need to be a strong communicator, proficient with managing digital tools and assets, confident in a fast-paced environment with an exceptional eye for detail, and have a passion for the hospitality industry.
Responsibilities

  • Cataloging all photography, video and design assets.
  • Assist with launching new destinations across all web channels globally
  • Process RAW & JPG files acquired from multiple employee channels globally
  • Cut and process video files acquired from multiple channels globally
  • Ensure all images on file are correct and up to date on web and digital media when new assets are acquired
  • Assist in sourcing photographers and image assets
  • Train Staff on use of photography & video equipment
  • Recruit/acquire new assets as needed for digital channels

Please email with resume and portfolio of curated and processed work

Company Background and Culture
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain’s quote is as relevant today as it’s always been and reflects the sense of freedom and adventure we like our guests to experience on a Natural Retreats escape, as well as the sense of ambition we encourage our employees to have on their career path with us.
At Natural Retreats we pride ourselves on being a unique leisure and travel company offering extraordinary experiences at a selection of stunning coastal, countryside and wilderness locations around the world. We all work and live by the principles that underpin the company forever on a quest to help or guests and customers explore, dream and discover. We are your guides to life’s most amazing experiences and guardians of quality time understanding how important your leisure time is to collect moments to form memories that will last a lifetime.
Our core business values are to offer an Amazing Product, Amazing Service and have an Amazing Culture. The culture of the company is entrepreneurial, friendly, hardworking and unique with key emphasis on ensuring all guests receive amazing service throughout their stay in outstanding accommodation and have experiences they will remember forever.

Original post: http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Natural-Retreats/jobs/Digital-Curator-ac644d8c3ae695d8?q=image+curator

Job Posting: Photographer and Digital Asset Specialist, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond VA

Summary

The Photographer and Digital Asset Specialist (PDAS) is the manager and distributor of the Virginia Historical Society’s (VHS) collection of digital assets and is also the primary creator of still images. The PDAS is the studio photographer for the VHS and works closely with all divisions to ensure that the appropriate images of collection items are being used. The PDAS also ensures that archival quality digital files are properly filed, maintained, and stored. The PDAS manages the Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) by providing quality control for metadata and digital assets and provides functional support to all DAMS users. The PDAS also works closely with other staff members on creating and implementing the Digitization Strategic Plan.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Digitizes VHS collection items through digital photography or other means
  • Archives high-resolution digital files using the DAMS and ensures that they connect and display successfully in Cuadra STAR
  • Ensures that archival original quality files are stored and backed-up to VHS servers
  • Manages the DAMS by providing quality control methods to new assets (still image, audio, and video files) and the migration, organization, and maintenance of current digital assets
  • Provides functional support to individual DAMS users
  • Works closely with the Manager of Web and Digital Resources and Visual Resources Manager/Exhibit Specialist to improve and expand the distribution and accessibility of still image, video, and other digital assets for staff and the public
  • Trains and supervises work study students, interns, and volunteers in assisting with digitization of VHS collections and other tasks
  • Maintains and troubleshoots all photography and digitization equipment
  • Serves as the point of contact for imaging and photography equipment vendors and DAMS vendors
  • Assists with VHS event photography for web and/or social media use
  • Assists Visual Resources Manager/Exhibits Specialist with photo orders and serves as backup in this role
  • Manages and implements digitization projects as specified by grants and assists others in completing similar work
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, skills and abilities necessary

  • Skill in the use of electronic imaging equipment used to digitize a variety of historical documents
  • Experience with photography of 3 dimensional museum objects and fine art reproduction
  • Knowledge and experience working with a DAMS
  • Knowledge of and experience handling library or archival materials and museum objects
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, Piction or other Digital Asset Management System, Cuadra STAR or other Collections Management System
  • Experience working in both Microsoft Windows and iOS
  • Experience working with photography equipment and software such as Capture One, Hasselblad Phocus, and Nikon
  • Extensive knowledge in the use of photographic equipment, including a variety of cameras, lenses, and lighting and experience in troubleshooting imaging equipment
  • Skill in file naming conventions and directory structures in order to enter, search, manage, process, and retrieve information in a database management system
  • Willingness to improve and expand knowledge of best practices for photography and DAMS management by attending professional development activities and workshops
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction
  • Excellent data management skills, organizational skills, and communication skills
  • Keen eye for clarity, composition, and detail
  • Ability to withstand regular use of strobe lights
  • Ability to lift a minimum of twenty-five pounds

Education and experience required

  • A Bachelor’s degree in art history, fine art, photography, or related field
  • Minimum of three years experience in an archive or museum setting
  • Minimum of one year experience handling museum and archival collections
  • Minimum of two years proficiency in studio photography, specifically DSLR or medium-format cameras, lighting, and software, including Photoshop
  • Willingness and ability to learn the necessary software (Cuadra STAR collections management system and Piction digital asset management system) for the management, archiving, and tracking of digital files

Compensation and benefits

  • Paid Time Off accrued the first year as well as 401(k)
  • Compensation relative to position requirements

To apply

Send letter of interest, updated resume, and list of references electronically to Gregory Hansard, Manager of Web and Digital Resources, at ghansard@vahistorical.org.  For additional information, call 804-342-9642 or email ghansard@vahistorical.org.

More information: http://www.vahistorical.org/contact-us/jobs-and-volunteering/photographer-and-digital-asset-specialist