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Imaging Services Technician/Photographer

Volunteer Docent

 

Imaging Services Technician/Photographer 

The Maryland Historical Society is seeking an Imaging Services Technician / Photographer who will provide assistance with patron and in-house image requests. The position requires a thorough knowledge of studio photography, including lighting and image editing software. The Imaging Services Technician will manage permissions request paperwork, maintain and update statistics, produce patron invoices/contracts, as well as photograph and scan historic items. The position reports directly to the Digital Projects Coordinator / Curator of Films & Photographs. 

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and full benefits, including health insurance and 403(b) retirement plan.

Responsibilities:

  • Correspond with patrons (e.g. publishers, authors, video & filmmakers, cultural institutions, etc.) 
  • Fulfill patron requests, which involves scanning and/or photographing historic items as well as drafting invoices/contracts 
  • Fulfill in-house requests for scanning and/or photography (in studio) of historic  items that have not yet been digitized 
  • Assist in digital asset management 
  • Support quality control using quality index levels 
  • Maintain records of imaging projects
  • Request items be pulled from both the Library and Museum storage areas in order to scan or photograph them 
  • Index and embed metadata for each digital image
  • Other duties as assigned. Must be a team player.

Qualifications:

Photography and Digitization

  • 2–3 years of experience with object photography, Canon DSLR camera systems, studio lighting, and scanners
  • Adobe Creative Suite, Past Perfect, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, proficiency with both Mac and PC computers
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with multiple departments: museum, library, education, development  

Customer Service Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patrons of varied backgrounds in order to determine needs
  • Ability to multi-task with a strict attention to detail
  • Experience with point of sale systems (credit cards) and digital postage system 

To apply: Please submit resume, cover letter, and portfolio to: jobs@mdhs.org. No phone calls, please.

 

Volunteer Docent  

The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), a museum and library in Baltimore, is recruiting volunteer docents to deliver interactive tours and programs for student and adult groups. We are seeking candidates who have an interest in history, enjoy working with the public, and feel comfortable speaking to groups.

For more information about this position click here!

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