Photographer Job Opportunities in Amherst, MA & London, UK Imperial War Museum

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The Northeast Document Conservation Center (aka NEDCC), based in Andover, MA 25 miles north of Boston, is hiring a full-time Photographer. The position description and application instructions can be found here https://www.nedcc.org/assets/media/documents/Photographer%20Job%20Posting%20-%209-18-15rev.pdf.

Current Job Opportunities

Digital Operator 

Collections Management Team
Imperial War Museum

£22,349 to £25,289 plus 20.9% employer pension contribution

Permanent

Normal Working Hours: 36hrs net per week

Person Specification Category: Level 2, Professional

Applications for a job share will be considered*

Closing date: 5 Oct 2015

We are one of the world’s leading authorities on conflict and its impact on people’s lives – from 1914 through to the present day and beyond. Our collections are filled with personal stories and experiences, inspiring powerful and often conflicting emotions. We aim to share these stories with as many audiences as possible across the world in a way that engages and challenges them, increasing understanding of why we go to war and the effect that conflict has on people’s lives. In other words, we expect our stories to change the way people think about war.

We rely on our staff to help us achieve this aspiration. You should be able to demonstrate the skills and competencies set out below, but equally we are looking for people who believe in what we do and who we are, and can treat every colleague, customer or visitor with respect, courtesy and honesty. We expect our staff to work flexibly and with enthusiasm. These are the qualities that make IWM such an extraordinary place to work.

Purpose of the job

The Digital Operator is a skilled image specialist working in a team of creatively minded people. They are adept at using a wide range of high end capture hardware and are intuitive in the use of various software packages. All computer work is undertaken on Apple Mac machines with high quality calibrated screens in a colour managed environment. A high level of concentration and attention to detail is a pre-requisite as are “an eye” for the image. Staff working in this area support each other with learning and keep abreast of current developments.

The material for capture ranges from small posters, to photographic prints and negatives as well as maps, documents and microfiche all captured to an exacting archival standard. The majority of work undertaken is project based and specific training on the various hard and software will be given. Examples of past and current project are Their Past Your Future scanning 24,000 negatives over 24 month period, On the Case CWR 3,500 paper items over 48 months and Q series negatives 115,000 over 30 months.

Working with pre-existing image files you will also be part of a team that prepares content to our client base both within and without the organisation.

Key duties

You will be expected to work independently as well as across different teams in order to contribute to and deliver the priorities of IWM – using your knowledge, skills, talent and potential to the best of your ability.

You will focus at all times on delivering excellent customer service, ensure value for money at all times while being  professional, courteous and demonstrating the behaviours and attributes expected of all IWM employees.  You will also adhere to all corporate standards, and use corporate systems as directed to ensure consistency of service, brand and operational standards.

You will be expected to work across departments effectively, working with individuals, partners and where appropriate volunteers.

To identify and implement learning and development needs for both yourself and your team, including volunteers, if appropriate.

You will be expected to comply with corporate standards, and use corporate systems, processes and procedures– and undertake any necessary training as directed.

In addition, your duties will include:

• SCANNING Flatbed  To make scans of original Collections Photographs Section materials including prints, negatives (glass and film) and transparencies to agreed specifications and targets.  You will also assist the team in the production of scans for other departments as necessary working to and following established workflow procedures within a colour-managed environment.

• PROCESSING  Photograph Section (Flatbed)  After capture of the image you will process the data to an agreed specification creating a master file to represent the analogue original.

• CAPTURE Black and White negative, documents, art etc, Using hi-end digital camera equipment (Hasselblad, Nikon) produce digital imagery of materials and post process the level required for use as “Master” images and after repurposing for access via Explore History facility and web site.

General  Dependant on the requirements of the job (specified by job sheet) you will source and repurpose images using Photoshop to colour balance, retouch, stitch etc. saving these to newly made delivery folders.

• OUTPUT Taking note to work within the colour managed environment output repurposed files as required – email, disc, inkjet, digital print.

• QUALITY CONTROL  In addition to maintaining defined standards of capture and processing for your own work, you will quality assess the output of other operators and liaise with them over any image quality failures (your work will be similarly assessed).    You will play an important role in ensuring that monitors and other equipment are calibrated regularly, as testing to ensure that reference standards and settings are maintained within a colour managed environment will form part of the duties.  Training in the specifics of this will be available.

• HOUSEKEEPING AND GENERAL You will be aware of the principles of conservation and ensure that the collections are cared for within departmental guidelines. As part of the workflow process you will manage the temporary storage and handling of archive material and safe return to the workflow co-ordinator on completion.

You will be required to maintain an up to date production log and report on a weekly basis for project monitoring purposes.

To maintain a constant flow of project deliverables you will liaise with the workflow co-ordinator as required and archive master and derivative files on the image server, in readiness for daily backup routines.

During times of absence and sickness cover for the Digital Suite Manager.

Maintain awareness of digital imaging practice, applications and innovation, advising department staff accordingly.

Work in such a manner as to ensure their own safety and the safety of others including members of the public and report to their Manager any hazards, dangerous occurrences or dangerous equipment they see, and any accident they are involved in or that they witness.

For further information, please follow the link: http://www.iwm.org.uk/corporate/jobs

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Keith Jenkins General Manager for Digital Media at Nat Geo speaking at NOVA Alexandria Campus March 31

The NOVA Photography + Media Program at Alexandria is pleased to announce a special event on

Tuesday March 31st in the Bisdorf Auditorium Room AT196 at 7 pm.

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National Geographic’s Keith Jenkins will share his leading edge perspectives in a presentation on the future of digital media for photographers, videographers, editors, and anyone interested in our changing media landscape.

Keith Jenkins is the General Manager for Digital at National Geographic, where he oversees the Society’s online presence and staff. In the short time he has been at NGS, Jenkins and his team launched Proof, NGS’s photo blog, and helped grow Your Shot, NGS’s online photo site, into a thriving community.

Jenkins came to National Geographic from NPR.org, where he served as Supervising Senior Producer for Multimedia.  Before NPR, he wore many hats at The Washington Post—staff photographer, photography editor, and Deputy Assistant Managing Editor for Photo.

Jenkins is a distinguished speaker on photography and multimedia. He is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.

Jenkins has won numerous awards, including Emmys and Webbys. In  2007 Jenkins was the photo editor for The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning series on Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has also won awards from World Press Photo, The White House News Photographers Association, and the National Press Photographer’s Association. Jenkins is a graduate of Brandeis University and Boston University School of Law.

For more information contact Page Carr by email lcarr@nvcc.edu

Or visit www.nova.edu/alexandria/visual/photo

PS Free parking in the DAWES Garage (they won’t tell you this, but it’s true so don’t accidentally pay)

If you’d like to listen to a recent lecture by Keith at Brown University click here.

LAGOSPHOTO talent call 2015!

From the founders:

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LagosPhoto is on the lookout for photographers working in Africa and from the African Diaspora telling unique and interesting stories.

To get on our radar, send us 5 low res images (preferably from one project), project synopsis, your CV+ bio + date of birth to: outreach@lagosphotofestival.com

The subject line: Talent Call_your name

Submission policy: Due to the high volume of submissions, we will contact you if we are interested in working with you. We are interested in all genres of photography.

Get in touch!

National Gallery of Art Seeks Photographer for 1 Year Contract

Searching for Contract Photographer at National Gallery

 

Division of Imaging and Visual Services, of the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C has an immediate contract opportunity for a skilled photographer. This is a full-time, limited term (16month) contract opportunity beginning January 20, 2015.

 

This position requires one year work experience for a cultural heritage institution.  Experience should include color management and other best practices of reproduction of works of art.; art handling, medium format digital photography, studio lighting of art using electronic flash, Photoshop CC, Lightroom , and strong background in event photography.

 

Duties include:

  • ·      Event photography
  • ·      Photography of works of art
  • ·      Production of digital files and ink-jet prints
  • ·      Catalogue digital assets into DAM

 

Interested candidates should email resume and persistent link to samples by January 2, 2015 to Lorene Emerson <l-emerson@nga.gov>

 

The National Gallery of Art serves the American public by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art, at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards.

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DC: Want to Collaborate with Dan Tague New Orleans Artist this Saturday?

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BBC Producer William McKenna shares this opportunity with me:

We will be shooting one last session for our collaboration with the New Orleans artist Dan Tague on Saturday September 20th at a studio in Upper Northwest DC. We have slots available between the hours of 10am and 6pm. (Location to be provided).

I need volunteers to appear on camera for the art video, tentatively titled “GBA.” Previously edited material of war, violence and rioting will be projected onto your face as you sing or lip sync to a song with some gusto. But, in case you’re worried, your voice will not be included in the final video.

The finished video will be shown at an art gallery in New Orleans at the end of October.

All ages are welcome, and if you know someone who might be interested in participating please contact WM @ wmckdc (at) gmail dot com

Get Your Portrait Taken @ Loves & Fears in SE Washington: Saturday August 2: 11-2

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DMV: Do, Please, Come.  This Saturday August 2:11-2 pm I will be stationed in the lobby of the Anacostia Arts Center collecting your portraits and words for a project we’re calling the Loves and Fears Project. Share yourself, be represented – I’ll ask you to sign a model release because I want to plaster these around the city, project them from rooftops, and more . . . I’ll email you a a copy of your finished portrait. Professionally lit, plain white backdrop – meant to showcase yourself as simple or as fancy as you want to be. It’s going to be an ongoing project cause

#weareallinthistogether

Here’s the facebook event link at Vivid Solutions Gallery.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1478253542417082/

Please come to my party, might be a pleasant day for a bike ride. Highly recommend the Anacostia River Front Trail, a stop at the shoot, then lunch at Nuurish in the Anacostia Arts Center.  There’s always parking and it’s a short walk from the Anacostia Green Line. We love our Urban Explorers! Vengate!

Indianapolis Museum of Art Digital Imaging & Photographer Positions Available

Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208-3326
T 317-923-1331 x558 F 317-920-0399
thorowitz@imamuseum.org
http://www.imamuseum.org
*Please note that I am out of the office on Fridays

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Collections photographer

SUMMARY: The IMA is looking for a full time photographer with experience and passion for shooting collection work. The ideal candidate will have strong studio lighting experience as well as the technical skill set necessary to thrive in a fast paced, high volume digital studio environment. The candidate will bring innovation to high volume photographic workflows while striving to improve the quality of imagery produced. The photographer must be able to multitask, prioritize, and work accurately and efficiently and in an organized manner to meet expectations in a deadline-driven environment. The photographer must be able to work collaboratively across departments and in a team environment. This position is a grant funded full time position with benefits for a 23 month contract starting September 1st.

Experience and Attributes:

* Strong photographic lighting and compositional skills.
* Proactive problem solving, both technically and creatively, with constant attention to detail and process improvement.
* Has proven experience and can excel and thrive in a studio environment that straddles both a high-volume workflow as well high imagery standards.
* Strong on-set skills and attention to detail.
* Excellent and proven range of photographic and post production skills.
* Utilize Photoshop to perform image correction, digital retouching, and other image manipulation services as needed.
* Ability to follow efficient workflows to meet production, quality control, and metadata requirements and consistently meet deadlines

Basic Qualifications

* A strong photography portfolio and a working knowledge of digital photography, lighting, composition, color quality, and aesthetics.
* 4 year degree in photography and/or related field.
* Fluency with Capture One, Photoshop, and Bridge.
* Proficient on Macintosh (OSX) platform
* Ability to solve technical and procedural problems creatively.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience in art handling
* Museum experience preferred but not necessary
* Familiar with Canon camera systems
* Working knowledge and experience with digital asset management software

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Imaging Technician

SUMMARY: The IMA is looking for a full time digital imaging technician to work closely with the collections photographer to manage the capture, processing, and cataloging of images on set. The technician will ensure that RAW images are color balanced, exposed, adjusted and processed to meet the creative vision and technical specifications of the IMA. They will work closely with the internal team to innovate systems and workflows. The ideal candidate will have strong digital imaging experience and will bring innovation to high volume photographic workflows while striving to improve the quality of the imagery produced. The technician must be able to multitask, prioritize, and work accurately and efficiently in an organized manner to meet expectations in a deadline-driven environment. They will be responsible for overseeing color calibration as well as making sure that meta data standards are adhered to. They will also scan existing transparencies of collection pieces and be responsible for proper color matching. They will establish and maintain smooth and efficient workflows within the photo studio as well as work collaboratively across departments. This position is a grant funded full time position with benefits for a 22 month contract starting October 1st.

Experience and Attributes:

* On-set experience working with photographers
* Strong verbal and written communication skills.
* Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems quickly under pressure.

* Ability to solve technical and procedural problems creatively
* Proactive problem solving, both technically and creatively, with constant attention to detail and process improvement.

* Utilize Photoshop to perform image correction, digital retouching, and other image manipulation services as needed.
* Ability to follow efficient workflows to meet production, quality control, and metadata requirements and consistently meet deadlines
Basic Qualifications

* 4 year degree in photography and/or related field
* Fluency with Capture One, Photoshop, and Bridge
* Proficient on Macintosh (OSX) platform
* Experience scanning and color correcting transparencies
* Ability to solve technical and procedural problems creatively
* Proven success in deadline driven environments.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience in art handling
* Familiar with Canon camera systems
* Working knowledge and experience with digital asset management software
* A strong photography portfolio that demonstrate expertise in applied techniques and a working knowledge of digital photography, lighting, composition, color quality, and aesthetics.

Tascha Mae Horowitz
Manager of Photography

Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208-3326
T 317-923-1331 x558 F 317-920-0399
thorowitz@imamuseum.org
http://www.imamuseum.org