Job Posting: Fine Art Photographer (Part-time, temporary), Harvard Art Museums, MA

The Harvard Art Museums is seeking an experienced fine art photographer for short term project based work. The photographer produces museum-quality, high resolution digital photographic documentation of art objects for identification, inventory records, and publication projects. The photographer works in the studio of the Digital Imaging and Visual Resources (DIVR) department at the museums’ Somerville Research Facility. Work will be 28 hours/week.

The Fine Art Photographer will:

  • Create high-quality photographic images that document a variety of 2D and 3D objects.
  • Ensure that images are accurate to original art objects, maintaining department standards for quality and color managed workflow. Perform color correcting, retouching, and processing of all digital files.
  • Work with the DIVR Coordinator to schedule and set timetables for object delivery and photography in order to meet project deadlines, regularly working under tight deadlines and independently organize imaging workflow for maximum productivity.
  • Consult with fellow photographers, conservators, and curators to determine the angle and desired view for museum objects, set up, and appropriate lighting.
  • Work with conservators, curators, and collections management staff to ensure safe and appropriate handling of works of art.
  • Other related photography duties will be assigned as necessary.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications :

Basic Qualifications: BFA required for this position.

Additional Qualifications: MFA preferred, in Photography or related field; a minimum of 5 years of professional digital photography experience in a museum or library, or similar setting. Proficiency with studio cameras, lenses, and other necessary equipment; proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and other graphic arts applications, museum software applications; visual analysis abilities and demonstrated successful skill with color-correcting files; advanced knowledge of lighting techniques and sources; knowledge of large and medium format cameras; demonstrated ability to learn and to adapt to advancements in digital imaging technologies; excellent problem solving and communication skills; strong self-management, time management, project management, supervisory and teamwork skills; professional experience handling art preferred; knowledge of art history preferred.

How to apply: Please email your resume, cover letter, and portfolio (PDF or website) to: jeff_steward(at)


Job Posting: Image Production Technician (Temporary), Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (the de Young and Legion of Honor) are seeking a temporary Image Production Technician. Under supervision of the Director of Photo Services and Imaging, the Image Production Technician performs all aspects of production to produce image databases of the Museums’ collections for use by the staff or patrons of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. They exercise care and skill in handling art based on training and experience and applies judgment in operating complicated equipment to capture images. The Image Production Technician follows established methods and procedures in the operation and maintenance of computer hardware and software related to the production of image databases and performs related duties as required. They also work closely with curators, registrars, conservators, technicians, and other staff related to work on the project.


Typical duties and responsibilities:

  1. Photographs the collection for internal database, publication on FAMSF website, and certain other publication and promotional purposes using digital capture systems.
  2. Undertakes activities related to image capture of the art collections including image editing with programs such as Photoshop; linking images files to related database records using collection management and asset management systems; transfers image data to servers.
  3. Photographs objects as needed for special projects.
  4. Photographs completed gallery and exhibition installations as needed.
  5. Maintains internal image and records serving gallery kiosks as needed.
  6. Handles art safely and expertly in accordance with the Museums’ guidelines for art handling in the process of photography.
  7. Stays abreast of current photography methods and the computer systems necessary for efficient, high quality production.
  8. Researches purchase of new equipment; may make recommendations about procedures associated to media production.
  9. Maintains inventory of media equipment and resources such as, image capture devices, photo supplies and materials. Contacts service technicians as needed.
  10. Assists the Museums’ staff in activities such as image capture, image database production and media maintenance, and provides instruction for use of image database.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Training: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in photography and/or computer science, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Work Experience: At least three years of increasingly responsible experience in various phases of digital photography and related photographic studio work in a museum environment or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires considerable technical knowledge of production of photography and ability to operate various types of photographic equipment.
  • A current knowledge of the principles of visual communication through the use of various image capture, production, and database techniques.
  • A good facility with computers and various programs such as Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, email, collection management and asset management software.
  • Knowledge of standard museum registration procedures and practices.
  • Able to handle valuable and irreplaceable works of art skillfully and with extreme care.
  • Knowledge of art history and terminology.
  • Ability to work in teams with other staff, and to follow directions accurately.
  • Must be methodical, systematic, attentive to detail and self-motivated.


Hourly rate of pay: $22.85

There are NO benefits associated with this position.

The anticipated end date for this position is June 2, 2016.

Application Deadline: April 24, 2016

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Internship Opportunity: Photographer’s Archive Restoration Internship, NYC

Overview: David Armstrong’s archive must undergo restoration to secure his fine art and commercial materials. The holdings include negatives, chromes, contact sheets, work prints, and editions prints that span four decades of his career. The restoration project will take place in two stages. First, all materials must be organized and stabilized. Next, the holdings will be digitized and uploaded to a database.


  • 2 days per week (10am-6pm) minimum commitment required.
  • Assist Project Manager and Archive Assistant in arranging, cleaning, processing, and digitizing the collection holdings. Materials include prints, chromes, negatives, slides, and other ephemera
  • Assist with re-housing content
  • Scan and photograph works for archive blog and database
  • Input descriptive inventory for future electronic records

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BFA and/or Library Sciences degree (or related)
  • Knowledge of the history of photography and photographic processes preferred
  • Cataloging and research experience in the photographic field
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Bridge and Lightroom, Epson scanners
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks
  • Must be tolerant of mold and dust in order to work with materials that have been pulled out of long term storage

Compensation: $100/day stipend

More information:


The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) offers individuals of special talent unique hands-on training opportunities through an array of dynamic internship offerings.

CPW Interns gain direct experience in a professional environment that is artist-centered and dedicated to advancing the voices of emerging photographers. CPW serves as bridge to resources, community, and opportunities.

Candidates are selected on the basis of their interest and experience in photography and the visual arts, their ability to contribute significantly to CPW projects, and their openness to gain meaningful experience from the program. College credit may be arranged (see below). Year-round opportunities are available as well.

Each internship is crafted to meet the individual participant’s educational aspirations and expose them to a wide range of activities within the opportunity’s focus.

Interns must live in (or relocate) to Woodstock or within the Hudson Valley / Catskill Region for the duration of the internship. Working, reliable independent transportation is recommended, as these internships include both on and off site work.


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Job Posting: Rights & Reproduction Coordinator, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI

General purpose:
Support functions in the office of Registrar with primary emphasis on Rights & Reproduction and Collection photography Coordinator

Education/Experience Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in art history, museum studies with digital photography experience preferred.  Experience working in an art museum is preferred. Strong computer skills, experience with database systems preferred but not required.  Knowledge of copyright law helpful but will train.  Attention to detail and excellent communication skills desired.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Rights and Reproductions Coordinator

  • Responds to external requests to use collection images in publications, commercial and digital projects
  • Prepare correspondence and contracts
  • Determine fees and collect payments
  • Obtain copyright permissions for collections-related products for the museum store and webpage
  • Review all collections-related products for color quality and correct credit lines
  • Work with Communications, Education, and Design to provide proper credit lines for promotional collections image use
  • Maintain Non-Exclusive License Agreements for all applicable acquisitions

Collection Photography Coordinator

  • Duties include managing contract photographer, scheduling photo shoots, serving as a photographer’s assistant, process digital photography and oversee photography budgets
  • Maintain permanent collection photography archives
  • Process digital photography as required
  • Create and upload image files for the permanent collection
  • Prepare Non-Exclusive License Agreements for all  applicable collection objects

Registrar’s Assistant

  • Special projects as necessary
  • Filing as necessary

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Paid Internship Opportunity: Photography Archives Internship, NYC

Organization: Artifex Press

Location: New York, NY

Sector: Publishing

Position Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Education: 4-Year Degree

Position Type: Internship Paid


Artifex Press, a publisher of digital catalogues raisonnés, is seeking an energetic and highly organized individual for a paid photography archives internship. This individual must possess technical expertise in photography, film scanning, and photography post-production.

Artifex Press is the first publishing company dedicated to the creation of comprehensive, publicly accessible, online catalogues raisonnés. Artifex Press’s first three catalogues are Chuck Close: Paintings, 1967-present, Jim Dine: Sculpture, 1983-present, and Tim Hawkinson. We are also working on catalogues for Sol Lewitt and Agnes Martin, with several more to follow.

The intern will be responsible for assisting the Archivist and Artifex staff with a range of photography-related tasks, including but not limited to:

  • Handling original photographic materials including large format color transparencies (4×5, 5×7, 8×10, etc.), medium format film, 35mm slides, as well as a range of photographic negatives, and prints.
  • Scanning, editing, retouching, and color correcting artwork photography using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Digitizing moving images using various video capturing software. -Embedding digital photographs and moving images with metadata according to IPTC standards.
  • Utilizing a digital asset management system to organize digital photographs, videos, and audio recordings.
  • Assisting with graphic design projects for Artifex promotional materials -Performing administrative tasks as necessary

This paid internship starts immediately and requires a commitment of 2-3 days a week, with the possibility of more time for the right candidate.


  • BA in photography or related field preferred (BA candidates are highly encouraged to apply). MA/MLIS candidates concentrating in library or archival studies and possessing exemplary photography and photo-editing skills are also highly encouraged to apply.
  • Interest in contemporary art
  • Proficiency with the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency with flatbed scanner and slide scanning
  • Familiarity with IPTC metadata schema encouraged
  • High technical proficiency in photography, photography post-production and color correction
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

To apply, candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Artifex Press Archivist, Ashley Levine, at

Original Posting:

Internship Opportunity: Archival Processing, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives seeks an intern in the spring 2016 semester to gain hands-on processing experience and academic credit working with archival records held by the Museum’s Department of Photographs.

In 2005, The Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired the Gilman Paper Company Collection, widely regarded as the world’s finest collection of photographs in private hands. With exceptional examples of 19th-century French, British, and American photographs, as well as masterpieces from the turn-of-the-century and modernist periods, the Gilman Collection has played a central role in establishing photography’s historical canon and has long set the standard for connoisseurship in the field. The collection contains more than 8,500 photographs, dating primarily from the first century of the medium, 1839-1939.

Working under the supervision of staff in the Museum Archives and Department of Photographs the intern will assist with processing and drafting a preliminary finding aid for administrative papers which correspond to this collection and its curator, Pierre Apraxine. The archive consists of about 20 linear feet of correspondence, research files, financial documents, clippings, object files, artist files, acquisition and sale files dating from the 1970s to the early 2000s. Duties will include surveying the records and assisting with the creation of processing plan; performing basic preservation; rehousing and physically arranging records; entering collection metadata into Archivists Toolkit.  Please note that processing of the entire archive will not be completed during the course of this spring 2016 internship.

The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a graduate program in library/information science or archives management, and have an interest in the history of photography.  Candidates who will receive academic credit for their internship are strongly preferred.

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Job Posting: Manager – Site Merchandising, Getty Images, WA

Getty Images is looking for a Manager, Site Merchandising to help bring life to our consumer voice. The Manager, Site Merchandising will manage the promotion of our images across our websites and apps to drive deep content engagement and sharing of content through social channels. This person must have experience with online content programming as they will help define and implement our B2C content strategy. Candidates should have a proven track record of optimizing content performance to drive deep customer engagement.

The Manager, Site Merchandising will work closely with the Product Management team as well as our Creative and Editorial content teams – helping them assess performance of our content programs and deliver scalable optimizations to these programs. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and the desire to define and grow this new program. This candidate will thrive on setting, tracking and analyzing performance metrics that tie directly to overall company performance goals.

You will be responsible for:

    • Merchandising and driving engagement with curated content sets – ensuring the content is engaging, timely, and optimized for Social Media and SEO.
    • Proactively working with Product and Content teams to maintain aggressive programming schedules, do advance planning for larger initiatives, and provide general programming feedback based on your deep qualitative and quantitative knowledge of what drives customer engagement.
    • Monitoring content performance and use this data to inform new content and improve existing content
    • Leveraging analytics to provide performance data and guidance to content curators, partners, Product Management, Engineering, and Sales teams.
    • Managing and optimizing content programs including layout, site integration, cross-promotional efforts, and social media amplification. You will be focused on implementing SEO and Social Media best practices into all content.
    • Understanding key audience engagement strategies and tactics, including but not limited to: Covering breaking and exclusive news and integrating and leveraging social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest)

What You’ll Need:

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong understanding of how programmatic technology works the help drive improvements to future programming algorithms
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to own/create new programs and processes
  • Ability to lead and inspire content teams
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience including 2+ years of experience programming content for the web
  • Proven track record of high productivity and meeting deadlines
  • Highly organized and skilled at project management
  • Analytical, as well as highly creative
  • Strong familiarity with SEO principles
  • Passionate about images and photography
  • Fluency in other languages a plus

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Job Posting: Project Archivist, Andy Warhol Photo Collection, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is seeking a full-time archivist to lead the Warhol Photography Collection Project.

From 1976 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol used his Minox 35EL camera to meticulously document his daily life. The Andy Warhol Photography Collection includes more than 3,500 photographic negatives and 3,600 contact sheets of multiple photographs. The Andy Warhol Photography Collection is a new addition to the Cantor’s existing collection of Warhol works and reaffirms the university’s preeminence in the study of the history of photography, from Eadweard Muybridge to Carleton Watkins to Andy Warhol to Robert Frank to Lee Friedlander.

The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is a vital and dynamic institution with a venerable history. Founded in 1891 with the university, the historic museum was expanded and renamed in 1999 for lead donors Iris and B. Gerald Cantor. The Cantor’s encyclopedic collection spans 5,000 years, includes more than 40,000 artworks and beckons visitors to travel around the world and through time: from Africa to the Americas to Asia, from classical to contemporary. With 24 galleries presenting selections from the collection and more than 20 special exhibitions each year, the Cantor serves Stanford’s academic community, draws art lovers from the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, and attracts campus visitors from around the world. Free admission, free tours, lectures, family activities, plus changing exhibitions make the Cantor one of the most well-attended university art museums in the country and a great resource for teaching and research on campus.


Under the direction of the Associate Director of Collections, Exhibitions, and Curatorial Affairs, the Andy Warhol Photography Collection Project Archivist is responsible for planning the long-term access to the collection for scholars, students and curators. The Archivist is also responsible for the organizing, processing, digitizing and archival storage of the collection. In addition, they will work with Cantor’s curatorial staff on the exhibition and publication of the collection.

Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Develop and carry out a collection processing plan
  • Develop and carry out a collection digitization plan
  • Establish project schedule
  • Establish archival housing, preservation procedures and processing guidelines of both physical and digitized materials
  • Cataloging of the collection to the item level
  • Oversee creation of a website for online access to the collection on the item level
  • Meet the collection access needs of classes and scholars and researchers during the course of the Project
  • Collaborate with Cantor’s curatorial staff on exhibition and publication of the collection
  • Manage and facilitate the operational efficiency of a small, specific collection or help support the management of a major, extensive collection with multiple changing exhibitions.
  • Register, assign and maintain records of accession, catalog numbers, condition, and location of all objects in museum collection. Prepare acquisition reports for review of curatorial and administrative staff.
  • Compose concise description of objects, and record descriptions on physical files and databases and in collection catalogs. Recommend changes in record keeping procedures to achieve maximum accessibility for efficient retrieval of collection objects.
  • Oversee handling, packing, movement, insurance, transportation and inspection of all objects entering or leaving establishment, including traveling exhibits; determine that damage or deterioration to objects has not occurred.
  • Arrange for insurance of objects on loan or special exhibition, or recommend insurance coverage on parts of or entire collection.
  • Coordinate incoming traveling exhibitions and term loans. Monitor travel, process loan documents and arrange for crating, packing, shipping and insurance; monitor objects during exhibition.
  • Coordinate light sensitive and gallery rotations. Partner with others to implement timeline, distribute checklists and gallery layouts. Generate and provide installation/de-installation checklists to preparators as scheduled.
  • May serve as a courier accompanying valuable objects of art in transit as required; supervise loading and unloading of crates at airport, borrowing museum and other venues. May oversee installation of objects at borrowing museums.
  • May prepare and manage special project budgets as required.
  • May train and supervise the work of associate or assistant registrars, students, interns, and volunteers.
  • *- Other duties may also be assigned



Education & Experience:

  • A four-year college B.A. degree in Art, Art History, or related field required. A Master’s degree in Library Studies (M.L.S.), with a concentration in archival studies or a Master’s degree in Museum Studies desired

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • At least 5 years of experience working in archives or special collections including demonstrated work as lead processor for restricted or complex collections

  • Experience of cataloging and managing archives to recognized standards

  • Ability to complete projects on-time and on-budget

  • Ability to work independently in a production-oriented environment

  • Demonstrated experience using judgment and initiative

  • Strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Experience in working within collaborative projects with fixed deadlines

  • Flexibility and adaptability; ability to think creatively

  • Demonstrated experience with creation of blogs or websites

  • Demonstrated knowledge of professional museum practices including registration methods, safe object handling and art preservation, packing and shipping, insurance, storage of art, security measures, and object numbering techniques.

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated skill using collection management databases, FileMaker security measures, Microsoft Word and Excel; experience working with Museum electronic databases is strongly desired.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.

  • Ability and willingness to maintain high level of accuracy and attention to detail is essential, as is the ability to work well under pressure with a wide variety of museum professionals, vendors, students, docents, and other.