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Digital Imaging Specialist, Paper Conservation

By Laura James posted 12-11-2019 12:01


This is a Part-Time role.

Under the supervision of the staff Conservators and the Conservator in Charge, the postholder will be responsible for all aspects of imaging documentation within the Department of Paper Conservation. This support role will increase efficiency, depth of investigation, gained knowledge, and consistency in the creation and management of digital imaging documentation photography, infrared reflectography, ultraviolet photography, multispectral imaging,  Reflectance Transformation Imaging, X-radiography, and metadata, including their capture, processing, assembly, scanning, printing, exporting and archiving and sharing images with the curatorial departments and outside scholars.


  • Provide technical support in the examination and assessment of works of art on paper by assisting with photography, infrared reflectography, mulitspectral imaging, ultraviolet photography, RTI, and X-radiography, including capture, processing, mosaic assembly, scanning, printing.
  • Manage digital imaging produced by the Department of Paper Conservation, including exporting, and archiving digital assets.
  • Develop and implement guidelines and protocols to standardize and streamline technical documentation in line with the conservation profession and museum’s policies and procedures.
  • In collaboration with staff Conservators and the Conservator in Charge, assist in creating content for other special projects as appropriate.
  • Liaise with other departments as required including: curatorial, editorial, imaging studio, digital media, IS&T, merchandise, and rights and reproductions.
  • Train departmental conservation interns and fellows in capture, processing, assembly, scanning, and printing.
  • Learn and integrate new imaging protocols as they develop in the Museum.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

  • Training and experience in a broad range of digital photography applications and image processing software
  • Demonstrable technology skills, including extensive experience with databases, scanning, management of metadata, and sharing and archiving of digital image assets
  • Ability to effectively manage competing projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent time management, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Awareness of on-going developments in image processing and the ability to apply it appropriately and creatively

Knowledge and Education:

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Special training in technical imaging

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