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Museum Photographer

How You Will Contribute

The Photography Studio plays a central role in the Museum’s overall strategic mission to activate the collection and enhance visitor experience. The Museum Photographer is part of a team tasked with imaging the Museum’s collections, buildings and exhibitions. Photographers work on a variety of projects, including digital and printed publications, interactive projects, grants, retail products and marketing materials. The Photographer is expected to work effectively with departments across the Museum on imaging projects and is responsible for producing images that adhere to institutional imaging standards and policies governing digital assets.

Specifically, you will…

  • Photograph 2-D and 3-D original works of art in the museum’s collection, complete digital post-production and application of related metadata to file
  • Be responsible for the documentation of exhibitions, installations, architecture, portraits and related events during work hours
  • Manage individual project deadlines and transfer of properly named/formatted imaging materials to the archive
  • Manage color and closed system calibration of monitors, cameras and all other related studio equipment
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of current industry standards for studio lighting, digital camera equipment, and relevant software including but not limited to: Photoshop, Capture One, Lightroom, GigaPan, Premier and Agisoft Proscan
  • Maintain individual studio equipment and software upgrades
  • Handle art works safely and properly

Your diverse background includes…

  • A B.S. in Imaging Sciences or a B.F.A. in Photography/professional equivalent plus a minimum of three years’ experience working in a cultural heritage institution and/or professional photography studio
  • Proven expertise with studio/on location lighting and Phase One or Hasselblad medium format digital cameras
  • Exceptional color management and digital retouching skills.
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines for a range of high volume projects
  • Strong communication skills, be extremely organized, be a proactive problem solver, very detail oriented and work well in high-pressure situations
  • Experience in styling of on or off figure fashion, portraiture and installation/architecture photography is recommended
  • Knowledge of 3-D rendering and video editing software a plus
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, climb ladders and lift up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to work as part of a team, maintain a positive attitude and proven ability to deliver results
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