Job Posting: Photograph Archivist, Montana Historical Society, Helena, MT

Description:

The Photograph Archivist is responsible for evaluating, acquiring, arranging, describing, and providing access to a wide variety of photographic images. In doing so, the Photograph Archivist is responsible for the development and care of existing photograph collections, the assessment and acquisition of new collections and dissemination of information from these collections on inquiries related to the history of Montana and the West. In so doing, the Photograph Archivist has the responsibility for cataloging images acquired so that they are accessible to the staff and the public.

Please provide contact information for three professional references. In your cover letter please discuss your interest in and experience with photographs. Please note your software experience in your cover letter.

Qualifications:

Duties:

  • Implements collection development policies, practices, and strategies to ensure that negatives, prints, slides, and other historical photographic images are collected, preserved, and made available for current and future patrons.
  • Reviews and assesses donated materials to determine condition and historical value. Applies archival management theories and methods in determining how collections or images should be cataloged. This includes the physical preparation of materials for long-term preservation and care by arranging and housing them according to national photograph archives standards that are consistent with conditions and technology available within the agency.
  • Produces standardized cataloging in accordance with national library/archives standards for submission to the Montana Historical Society’s online catalogs.
  • Develops, enhances, and maintains electronic information database and patron access systems for the photograph archives.
  • Conducts complex historical research on and compiles histories of individuals, groups, institutions, or businesses to provide a context for newly processed collections or images. Applies archival theories to write descriptive inventories, indices, and other professionally approved reference materials in accordance with national and agency standards for the use of staff, researchers, and state employees.
  • Determines priority of photograph collections or images for processing, based on knowledge of research needs, agency priorities, historical significance, and professional standards.
  • Responds to a wide variety of sophisticated reference inquiries from individuals, state agencies, professionals, educational groups, local organizations, film companies, journalists, publishers and institutions by conducting research and providing information on a broad range of topics.
  • Provides concise and accurate interpretations and analysis of complex historical events based on reference interviews of a wide range of patrons.

Competencies:

  • A thorough knowledge of modern archival theory, standards, and practices and their implementation. This knowledge includes an understanding of appraisal methods, arrangement and description, cataloging, preservation, access and outreach.
  • Thorough knowledge of current and historic photographic processes, signs of deterioration and their individual preservation requirements.
  • Sound knowledge of Montana and/or American history.
  • An understanding of historical research methods in both primary and secondary resources, including photographic research.
  • Ability to communicate both simple and complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to people with various degrees of knowledge of archival theories and of historic research ability.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic information systems and specialized technology related to archival cataloging and patron information retrieval systems, including MARC and EAD.
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace and Archivists’ Toolkit.

Education/Experience:
This position requires skills and abilities typically acquired through a Bachelor’s degree in history, American studies, or a related field and the completion of a Master’s degree in Library Science, history or a related field that includes emphasis upon photographic preservation and archival care and management of photograph collections.

Salary: $ 15.05 – 18.82 Hourly

Benefits Package Eligibility: Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan

Schedule: Full-Time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume, References

Contact: Denise Gjerde | dgjerde@mt.gov | 406-444-2697

Application Deadline: December 19, 2016

Full post: https://mtstatejobs.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobdetail.ftl?job=16143003

Job Posting: Project Archivist (Temp), Bob Fitch Photography Archive, Stanford University

JOB PURPOSE:

Under the direction of the Manuscripts Cataloger and Metadata Librarian, the Project Archivist, working independently, is responsible for determining the organization and creating intellectual access to the Fitch collection – both analog and digital materials. Will work at Stanford’s Redwood City campus.

CORE DUTIES:

  • Project Archivist will arrange 70 feet of materials and over 200 gigabytes of data for the Bob Fitch collection
  • Participates in the creation of intellectual access to these materials via the online catalogue, finding aids; and, create metadata for digitized and born-digital material
  • Manage time in order to complete organization and description of collection
  • Re-house oversize, photographic, audio/video, and computer media as needed
  • Review and describe born-digital files under the supervision of the Digital Archivist, using current tools, such as AccessData’s FTK software, ePADD, PhotoMechanic, etc.
  • Prepare audio and video for reformatting/preservation and coordinate this effort with Stanford’s Media Preservation Lab
  • Re-house slides/negatives/photographs and prepare folder-level description for use in any future digitization efforts
  • Apply preservation measures during the processing of the collection
    Coordinate special re-housing efforts with Preservation/Conservation Department
  • Work independently and make judgments and recommendations about content appraisal, especially with consideration for future digitization efforts
  • Report to Manuscripts Processing Archivist and Manuscripts Cataloger and Metadata Librarian regularly
  • Publish articles on project discoveries and updates on SUL blogs, etc.
  • Attend project and division meetings

Qualifications:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education & Experience: Advanced Degree in Library Science or a relevant academic discipline with demonstrated understanding of academic libraries or a combination of education and relevant experience
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of relevant aspects of library operations including understanding of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies
    • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of people
    • Effective problem solving, analytical and organizational skills
    • Demonstrated broad knowledge of library discovery environments, office automation software, and online resources
    • Ability to quickly learn and use print and online tools and resources and in area of specialization
    • Evidence of strong verbal and written communication skills

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other)
  • Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls
  • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold.

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Full post: https://stanford.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=72752&src=JB-10023

Internship Opportunity: Archives Assistant, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY

October 2016–May 2017

The Richard and Ronay Menschel Library of the George Eastman Museum is seeking two MLS/MLIS (or equivalent) graduate students to assist with Making More Available , a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to preserve and provide access to archives and special collections of significance to the history of photography and motion pictures.

Duties

  • Assist the project director and project archivist to process, arrange, and describe to folder level approximately 215 linear feet of unprocessed archives collections.
  • With training and supervision provided by the project archivist, use ArchivesSpace software to create finding aids for the processed collections.
  • Assist with reorganization of the special collections vault.
  • Assist with relocation of museum archives collections to the special collections vault.
  • Other duties as requested.

Technology/Equipment/Tools
Laptop computer
ArchivesSpace software
Microsoft Word, Excel

Education Requirements
Bachelor’s degree required.
Current enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS and Archives Studies program (or equivalent).

Experience Requirements

  • Knowledge of standard archives practices including DACS and EAD.
  • Knowledge of controlled vocabularies such as LCSH, ULAN, TGN, and AAT.
  • Previous experience in arranging and describing archives collections and using ArchivesSpace preferred.

Physical Requirements
The duties of this position may require standing, walking, sitting, lifting/carrying (40lbs), pushing/pulling (40lbs), balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, speaking, hearing, seeing, depth perception, color vision, and repetitive motion.

Work Environment
Work takes place in an office environment with moderate to light noise.

Skills and Competencies Requirements

  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Highly organized
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility
  • Problem solving skills
  • Clerical skills
  • Commitment to high ethical standards and confidentiality

To Apply: Please forward a cover letter, resume, and finding aid sample to Project Archivist Cheri Crist by September 15, 2016. Finalists will be asked to supply letters of reference from their program supervisors.

 

Deadline to Apply: September 15, 2016

Full post: http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=24f593b5d27b9275

Job Posting: Photograph Archivist, Montana Historical Society, Helena, MT

The Montana Historical Society is the guardian of Montana’s memory. Established in 1865, the oldest institution of its kind in the West, the MHS’s vast historic collections of artifacts, photographs, and documents are exhibited in six extraordinary galleries. In 1969, we became the official state Archives and the repository for state agency records of permanent value.

The Photograph Archivist is responsible for evaluating, acquiring, arranging, describing, and providing access to a wide variety of photographic images. In doing so, the Photograph Archivist is responsible for the development and care of existing photograph collections, the assessment and acquisition of new collections and dissemination of information from these collections on inquiries related to the history of Montana and the West. In so doing, the Photograph Archivist has the responsibility for cataloging images acquired so that they are accessible to the staff and the public.

Please provide contact information for three professional references.

Duties:

  • Implements collection development policies, practices, and strategies to ensure that negatives, prints, slides, and other historical photographic images are collected, preserved, and made available for current and future patrons.
  • Reviews and assesses donated materials to determine condition and historical value. Applies archival management theories and methods in determining how collections or images should be cataloged. This includes the physical preparation of materials for long-term preservation and care by arranging and housing them according to national photograph archives standards that are consistent with conditions and technology available within the agency.
  • Produces standardized cataloging in accordance with national library/archives standards for submission to the Montana Historical Society’s online catalogs.
  • Develops, enhances, and maintains electronic information database and patron access systems for the photograph archives.
  • Conducts complex historical research on and compiles histories of individuals, groups, institutions, or businesses to provide a context for newly processed collections or images. Applies archival theories to write descriptive inventories, indices, and other professionally approved reference materials in accordance with national and agency standards for the use of staff, researchers, and state employees.
  • Determines priority of photograph collections or images for processing, based on knowledge of research needs, agency priorities, historical significance, and professional standards.
  • Responds to a wide variety of sophisticated reference inquiries from individuals, state agencies, professionals, educational groups, local organizations, film companies, journalists, publishers and institutions by conducting research and providing information on a broad range of topics.
  • Provides concise and accurate interpretations and analysis of complex historical events based on reference interviews of a wide range of patrons.

Competencies:

  • A thorough knowledge of modern archival theory, standards, and practices and their implementation. This knowledge includes an understanding of appraisal methods, arrangement and description, cataloging, preservation, access and outreach.
  • Thorough knowledge of current and historic photographic processes, signs of deterioration and their individual preservation requirements.
  • Sound knowledge of Montana and/or American history.
  • An understanding of historical research methods in both primary and secondary resources, including photographic research.
  • Ability to communicate both simple and complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing, to people with various degrees of knowledge of archival theories and of historic research ability.
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic information systems and specialized technology related to archival cataloging and patron information retrieval systems, including MARC and EAD

Education/Experience: This position requires skills and abilities typically acquired through a Bachelor’s degree in history, American studies, or a related field and the completion of a Master’s degree in Library Science, history or a related field that includes emphasis upon photographic preservation and archival care and management of photograph collections.

Deadline to Apply: September 6, 2016 @ 1:59am

Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume, 3 Professional References

Contact Name: Denise Gjerde | Contact Email: dgjerde@mt.gov | Contact Phone: 406-444-2697

Full post: https://mtstatejobs.taleo.net/careersection/200/jobdetail.ftl?job=16142035

Paid Internship Opportunities: Fall Internships, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA

Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the worlds premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams, making MASS MoCA perhaps the most fertile site in the country for new art. The museum thrives on making and presenting work that is fresh, surprising, and challenging.

MASS MoCA seeks full-time interns for various departments (see below). Spend any season in the culturally rich, naturally beautiful Berkshires, while gaining invaluable professional experience in the arts. Paid interns are given $125/week stipend and free housing within a block of the complex (cable, internet, and utilities included). Internship dates: September 12 – December 17, 2016.

Archive / Photography (1): The intern documents all of MASS MoCA’s visual and performing arts programs, as well as the programs’ education activities, art fabrication, studio residencies, development events and the overall vibrancy of our bustling 16-acre, 28-building campus. The intern organizes current and archive material within an online digital assets management system. In addition to comfort shooting still images, the intern should have significant experience in recording moving images and editing video with Final Cut Pro-X. The intern will also contribute to the museum’s social media platforms. A driver’s license might be helpful, but is not required.

Visual Arts (Curatorial) (1): Intern assists in the day-to-day operations of a busy curatorial department and helps with the preparations for upcoming programs, as well as the maintenance of current exhibitions. Responsibilities may include administrative duties, research, writing, and any number of unexpected errands or jobs required to help maintain an ambitious exhibition program of contemporary art. Intern also works with the Education department, receiving training to lead tours of exhibitions, interact with museum visitors, and develop focused “spotlight” talks on topics of special interest. This is a crucial part of the internship experience. The successful candidate should be self-sufficient, and have an eye for detail, strong writing and research skills, and a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule. Must have driver’s license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.

Visual Arts (Registrarial) (1): Intern assists in the day-to-day operations of a busy curatorial department and helps with the preparations for upcoming programs as well as the maintenance of current exhibitions. This position is primarily focused on registrarial duties, including the maintenance of checklists and databases, preparation of loan requests, and assisting with condition reports. Responsibilities may also include research, correspondence with lenders and artists, assistance in the procuring of exhibition materials, installation of A/V equipment and lighting, and assisting in preparation, fabrication, and installation of artworks as needed. Intern also works with the Education department, receiving training to lead tours of exhibitions, interact with museum visitors, and develop focused “spotlight” talks on topics of special interest. This is a crucial part of the internship experience. The successful candidate should be detail-oriented, have good written and verbal communication skills, and have a positive attitude about performing many kinds of tasks on a demanding schedule. Must have driver’s license and be willing to do a fair amount of driving.

To apply: Send your application (found at http://www.massmoca.org/opportunities.php), cover letter, resume, and two letters of references to MASS MoCA c/o Meghan Robertson, Company Manager, via email at internapplications@massmoca.org or via fax at (413) 664-4519.

Deadline: July 18th, 2016 by 5pm EST

Internship posting page:  http://massmoca.org/about/jobsinternships

Job Posting: Photo Archivist (Part-Time), The Pigozzi Collection, NYC

Position Summary:

The Assistant Photo Archivist will provide support to the Head Archivist and Collections Manager in the daily management, preservation and organization of a globally accessible and active archive of prints, digital images and videos.

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the cataloging, centralization and organization of photo and video assets
  • Ensure archival data security through facilitating data backups
  • The daily management of an active photo and video archive
  • Facilitate publication requests with media outlets
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of exhibitions
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of book projects
  • The arrangement and description of a historic family archive of videos and prints
  • Spearhead the arrangement and digitization of a color photo archive
  • Edit, color correct and oversee production of prints
  • Assist with art collection inventory, outgoing loans, photography, condition reporting, and other collection related duties as assigned

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of 2-3 years experience working in archives, museum or library special collections, with pictorial collection experience preferred
  • Self-directed and the demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Knowledge of archives theory and practice
  • High-level computer skills in editing/digital applications preferred
  • Proficiency in Macintosh Applications, expert experience with Aperture, Lightroom, Filemaker, Finalcut and Photoshop preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with process of digitizing photographic and video materials, managing digital files, including proper scanning procedures, and basic image editing and correction strongly preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to make quick decisions and work well under pressure
  • Strong communication skills
  • Art handling and general preservation and collections care knowledge is desirable
  • Must be able to lift/move/maneuver objects up to 40 lbs

Successful candidates should be comfortable working in a nontraditional environment, be self-starters, knowledgeable in digital archive technology and advancements, and enjoy innovating creative solutions.

For consideration, please submit resume and cover letter to Tasha Seren, Archivist and Collections Manager: tasha@pigozzicollection.com.

Application deadline: July 1, 2016

Salary: $30.00/hour

Full post here.

Job Posting: Digital Image Processor, Asian Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

The museum is seeking a talented Digital Image Processor with a keen eye to help facilitate the smooth day-to-day operation of the museum’s onsite digital photography studio.  Under direction, and working in a high-volume setting, the Digital Image Processor will handle post-processing of the museum’s collections photography for purposes of print and electronic reproduction, research, study, conservation treatment documentation, and internal database population. The Digital Image Processor will assist Image Services with image quality assurance and records management.  S/he will possess exceptional organizational, interpersonal, and analytical skills, as well as a passion for the arts.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

 

  1. Processes high volume of images while strictly adhering to the museum’s digital imaging workflow; including but not limited to maintaining accurate color management, adhering to file naming standards and metadata schemas, database content upload management, etc.
  2. Utilizes various museum systems in day-to-day work associated with asset and workflow management.
  3. Troubleshoots and solves complex technical problems associated with imaging.
  4. Assists as needed with studio photography as well as image retrieval.
  5. Performs routine hardware calibrations.
  6. Stays abreast of current best practices in imaging and preservation standards especially as applied to cultural heritage imaging, including camera systems, studio equipment, hardware, software, techniques, and industry-standard accepted best practices.
  7. Collaborates within department to determine best practices, benchmarks, and project workflows.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Photography or a related field from an accredited college or university and three years of increasingly responsible experience in various phases of digital photography and verifiable related professional imaging and retoucher work in a museum environment, OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Expert working knowledge of Photoshop including color and tonal correction, masking and compositing, layers, paths, actions, and non-destructive workflow.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Lightroom, CaptureOne, and image merging techniques such as focus stacking (Zerene, Helicon) and stitching (PTGui).
  • Excellent color acuity and extensive experience with calibration and color profiling.
  • Possesses a critical eye and meticulous attention to detail; understands the aesthetic principles of collections photography; exhibits discretion, good decision-making, and an artistic awareness and respect for accuracy.
  • Experience with and comfortable working within a busy production studio environment.
  • Outstanding organizational skills with an ability to take direction and manage changing priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively and respectfully.
  • Ability to take direction well and assist staff to realize their vision of photographic representation.
  • Good facility with peripheral systems such as e-mail, internet browsers, and collections and digital asset management systems. Fluent in both Mac and PC environments.
  • Prompt, reliable, and able to work independently and as a team player in a collaborative, collegial environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet established deadlines.
  • Previous museum experience and familiarity with Asian art and/or culture is preferred.

 

COMPENSATION:

 

$21.63 – 25.95* per hour (annualized equivalent of $45,000-$53,976k) with generous benefits package.   *Please note:  This position is represented by SEIU 1021.

More information and application: http://asianart.snaphire.com/jobdetails;jsessionid=67064B3A743D0BF6297A0EF6D3811B7B?jobmc=9438JBCL

Job Posting: Archivist/Digital Asset Manager, VS+Company, NYC

RESPONSIBILITIES

– Archiving all files and physical prints produced for photography, creative services, retouching, and restoration projects

– Organizing project files on the server and following the appropriate protocols for how jobs are archived

– Working with asset creators across different departments to ensure archival workflow is followed and organizational mistakes are

corrected before a job is archived

– Confirming all data is properly and redundantly copied to the archive and archive backups

– Keeping track of content archived across local and offsite storage systems

– Monitoring the health and integrity of archived files across two unique storage systems

– Preforming biweekly and quarterly backups

– Ensuring there is always an appropriate amount of working space on the server

– Conducting all archive related projects and image research

– Updating internal database catalogs, websites, and portfolios with images and image metadata

– Managing migration of the archive catalog to a new DAM solution

– Improving the interdepartmental archiving protocols

 

REQUIREMENTS

– At least 2+ year of previous experience working with digital archives

– Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop

– Extensive of knowledge of Adobe LightRoom

– Familiarity with content and digital asset management systems

– Comfort with digital image processing (formats, color spaces, file conversion, dissemination)

– Excellent communication skills with the ability to multitask while successfully working within a team environment

– Ability to evaluate large amounts of data and organize it into a clear comprehensive format

– Uncompromising attention to detail

– Effective researcher and problem solver

– Thoughtful and analytical thinker

– Deep understanding of Macintosh computers

– Natural inclination to organization and cleanliness

– Bachelor’s degree (with demonstrated interest in Fine Art or Photography)

– Valid visa / working papers

 

START DATE

August 2016

 

BENEFITS

– Medical benefits

– 4 weeks paid vacation per year

More information and application: https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/1430e5a5-a8a9-46bd-92e3-995765a0e8b7

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

Job Posting: Digital Studio Technician, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is seeking a full time Digital Studio Technician to assist with the maintenance, upkeep and operations of PAFA’S digital labs and equipment. In addition to lab maintenance, the Digital Studio Technician will provide technical assistance to faculty, and instruction and oversight to students on the use of digital photographic and printing equipment and software.

The Digital Studio Technician will be based in our new fine arts library and will also have duties assisting with the circulation desk. This is a full-time position with benefits, and will require approximately 30 hours per week. Applicants should be comfortable with a flexible schedule that will include evening and weekend hours.

Applicants if chosen will be expected to help train and assist students in printing using large-format printers as well as assisting them in the use of various DSLRs, strobe lighting equipment. Will be leading demo sessions about various photographic lighting and printing equipment. The Digital Studio Technician is responsible for managing equipment check out for both in lab-use and off-site special requests and the monitoring of appropriate inventory of departmental supplies including papers and ink. Qualified applicants should have a B.A, B.S or B.F.A degree. A minimum of two years experience in professional or college supply room preferred. Must have knowledge of computers and experience with professional photo and video production and post production needed.

More information and application: https://www.appone.com/maininforeq.asp?Ad=447542&R_ID=1281956&Refer=http://www.indeed.com/jobs&B_ID=91