Curatorial Assistant: Collections Photographer
10 hours/ week, present – June (temporary position)
Join the Curatorial Department at the NCSML as we make our artifact collection available online. Only two percent of the collection is on display at any given time, but it can all be available at any time with the magic of “The Internet”. As the Collections Photographer, you will be photographing individual and groups of artifacts with a Nikon D7100. While this is the primary duty, you may also be asked to edit photographs in Photoshop. Ten hours of work must be done each week, but the timing of these hours is flexible throughout the work week. You will receive training in artifact handling and photograph expectations, but will work largely independently. Great opportunity for a college student studying photography, museum studies or history. It is a great resume builder!
Project Description & Responsibilities:
- Photograph artifacts individually and groups, where needed.
- Use Photoshop to confirm that the photos are of the expected quality.
- Keep notes on photographs for submission to the Collections Manager.
- Ten hours per week, Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (flexible schedule)
- Photography experience and/or course work
- Experience with Photoshop
- Ability to work independently
- Willingness to learn appropriate handling of museum artifacts
- Good time management is a must
- Ideal candidate would be able to start ASAP
Please send resume and cover letter to Lindsay Erhardt-Hansen, Director of Visitor & Volunteer Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-362-8500 x203.