Photographer – Digitization Grant

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Under the supervision of the Project Director, the Photographer will provide superior quality images through photography and scanning of the 1,850 assigned collection objects to satisfy the NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant Digitization Project. Objects will include2-D and 3-D materials. This position will coordinate with the Project Registrar to implement best practices for digital workflow, storage, retrieval, and access. This position is a 3 year grant-funded position commencing on October 1, 2018.  

Duties and Responsibilities to include: organize and maintain a photography studio in a museum environment; work with the Project Art Preparator and Project Registrar; photograph fine art pieces of varying media and format in studio or in gallery for digitization of 1,850 objects selected by the curatorial department to satisfy the NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Grant Digitization Project deliverables; assist in maintenance of digital image storage and image software and hardware needs; coordinate with Project Registrar and team in determining shoot schedule and with creating set materials and ordering supplies; assist with scanning/preparing existing photography for use in TMS, Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom; assist in preparation and management of estimates and budgets for photography and imaging

Minimum qualifications may include: B.A. or equivalent in Photography or a related field; knowledge of traditional and micro and macro photography, including lighting techniques for documenting fine art objects, with particular emphasis on digital equipment and processes as well as demonstrated knowledge of technical reproduction; advanced experience with digital imaging formats as well as editing in Adobe and/or Hasselbad products; the ability to handle multiple tasks, be well-organized with excellent writing and communication skills; project management experience preferred; ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines and multiple project priorities; ability to lift and move objects and equipment as required. Ideal candidate will have museum experience and be knowledgeable of international fine art reproduction standards and possess a high degree of experience with digital imaging, digital software, and multiple types of camera control software

Interested applicants may email cover letters and resumes to  humanresources@samuseum.org. 

San Antonio Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Location: San Antonio, TX
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