Job Listing: Assistant Photographer
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - Richmond, VA
Closes - 10/13/2021
Position Title – Assistant Photographer
Salary - $38,000/Annually
Job Type - Full-Time
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This faculty, exempt position offers Commonwealth of Virginia employee benefits such as 12 paid holidays, health benefits and more.
The Assistant Photographer, as part of a grant funded 18-month project to document and digitize the VMFA photography collection, will:
Provide superior quality digital images of assigned art objects
Maintain, and profile, image capture hardware and software; related computer hardware; and printing hardware
Actively implement best practices for digital workflow, storage, retrieval, and access, following VMFA strategic plan to make the collection widely available
Provides digital retouching to scanned analog images and original digital capture files when necessary
NOTE: This position is grant funded for 18 months and continued employment is subject to continuation of funds.
Knowledge of various lighting techniques and styles for documenting 2D fine art objects
Knowledge of international fine art reproduction digitization standards and an ability to implement those standards
Extensive computer skills necessary related to digital imaging and digital imaging software including Photoshop and multiple types of camera control software
Ability to work across platforms, i.e. Windows and Macintosh operating systems
Knowledge of various imaging software suites including Adobe, Phase One, and Hasselblad products
Ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver deadline driven work
Ability and knowledge of careful practices in working with the collection
Demonstrated experience with 2D fine art reproduction photography
Contributions to fine arts publications
Experience with advanced digital imaging including various formats of digital capture, scanning, and printing
Extensive experience in Photoshop editing
All staff (state and foundation), volunteers, and contractors at VMFA must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
All applicants must apply online. Online applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on October 13, 2021.
Please submit three (3) references. Provide full name, phone number and email address. References may be attached in a separate document in the “other” field in the portal; or they may be included with the resume or cover letter.
Please contact the HR office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is an EEO/AA, Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Employer.