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Position at Detroit Institute of Arts

From: John Steele <jsteele<-a>
Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Digital Imaging Specialist
Conservation Department
Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts, housing one of the finest
encyclopedic collections in the country, seeks a Digital Imaging
Specialist.  The successful candidate will join the Conservation
Department consisting of conservators in paintings, paper, and
objects; research scientist; imaging specialist; and mounts
specialist.  The candidate should have prior fine arts museum
imaging expertise including:

    Photography of 2 and 3 dimensional works of art, achieving
    clarity of detail, evenness of lights, gradation and tonal

    Proficiency with the latest Photoshop version, as well as image
    stitching and mosaic building software

    Experience handling a wide range of art objects

    X-radiography of works of art and maintenance of the source

    Ultra-violet imaging and infra-red reflectography, including the
    requisite image stitching software

    Effective photo studio management:  Tending to the care of
    cameras, lights, computers, monitor calibration and supplies

    Ability to work effectively with museum curators, exhibition
    personnel and conservators

    Familiarity with polynomial texture mapping using reflectance
    transformation imaging techniques is desirable

The Digital Imaging Specialist will also shoot and edit departmental
video and images in support of departmental educational and
conference needs, as well as prepare and organize conservation
images for updates to TMS and DAMS (Digital Asset Management
System).  The Digital Imaging Specialist will work with the
Photography Department staff in the creation of high-resolution
images of the collection, as needed, in support of the collections
access project.  The Digital Imaging Specialist is also responsible
for the development and management of the studio budget. The
successful candidate will possess the organizational skills required
to coordinate the imaging needs of the Conservation Department and
the excellent communication skills, both written and verbal,
essential to working collaboratively.

The Digital Imaging Specialist reports to the Director of
Conservation.  The successful candidate should possess a Bachelor's
degree in a related field.  The position is full-time with excellent
benefits and compensation commensurate with experience.    Please
provide a letter of intent, curriculum vita, and contact information
for three professional references in a single PDF file (please note
that only one attachment is allowed).  The deadline for applications
is end of business day June 16, 2014.

Applications must be submitted online at


The Detroit Institute of Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer

John Cummins Steele
Conservator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts
Detroit Institute of Arts

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:44
                   Distributed: Sunday, May 11, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-27-44-023
Received on Wednesday, 7 May, 2014

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