Heading to my own private artist residency in Natchez for a few weeks.
Just passing this along:
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHER position available: Historic New England Haverill, MA
Digital photographer digitally photographs library, archival, and artifactual collections for inclusion in the digital asset management system (ResourceSpace) and for special projects. Requires a bachelor’s degree in photography, studio art, library science or museum studies, and three years of experience. Requires experience with digital SLR and medium format cameras, including tethered capture, studio photography and lighting, Macintosh and PC computers, data entry and digital imaging software. Requires competency in computer applications, including Microsoft(tm) Word and Excel, and digital imaging applications, including Adobe(tm) Photoshop and Lightroom. Experience with museum and archives databases and metadata creation is required. This employee must be able to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among teams is essential to success. Ability to interact and communicate with staff orally and in writing is essential. Requires problem solving skills, ability to work cooperatively, and ability to effectively plan and implement work processes to meet daily, weekly, and monthly deadlines.
Candidate must exercise sound judgment. Requires experience photographing people, objects, and buildings on location. Familiarity with Adobe(tm) InDesign or other publishing software, experience with the photography of bound materials, and/or experience with preparing materials for print-on-demand publishing are preferred. Some familiarity with standard collections care, archives and museum practices, and best practices for object handling is preferred. Knowledge of Hasselblad Phocus capture software, understanding of digital image stitching, and familiarity with digital imaging technology and standards are also preferred. A valid driver’s license is required. Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org
I had the pleasure of photographing at the well funded and gorgeously situated Janelia Farms laboratory, which is part of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, earlier this winter. There you can find people passionate about what they do and with the money to pursue that passion; ie Nirvana.
It was wonderful to work with reporter/editor Mary Beth Gardiner who is married to DC photographer Paul Fetters. Everything a girl could ask for: interesting subjects, great display, a mosquito backpack and butterfly room.
Thanks Mary Beth and Howard Hughes. May the grey goose rise again!