DescriptionThe Image Service Coordinator, reporting to the Head of Registration, will be responsible for creating, managing, distributing, and archiving the museum's image assets. S/he will work closely with the Museum Photographer, as well as vendors and cross-departmental staff (Publications Education, Marketing, Public Relations, Retail, and Curatorial) on photographic requests and digital images.
The Image Services Coordinator will:
- Develops and manages an ongoing effective scheduling system for the Museum to ensure photo-documentation of art objects and specified museum activities and events
- Administers the AAMs photography policy and coordinates internal and external photographic requests
- Establishes and maintains the integrity of the museum's collection image files; organizes and manages the records of reproduction rights for objects in the collection.
- Fulfills photographic rights and reproductions requests.
- Coordinates the acquisition of exhibition related images, obtains permissions and tracks and maintains files of (remove transparencies) images on loan to the museum.
- Negotiates fees and terms of image use, generates contracts and invoices; works with the Finance Department to reconcile receivables. Coordinates departmental budget.
- Checks and cross-references images with accession records in the collections database; uses software (QScan) to tag and store digital images in various resolutions and file formats and to link images to records in the collections database.
- Handles and assists with the set up studio equipment as required. Assists the photographer in maintaining photo studio and facilities.
- Assists with database management software; checks and revises collection records for objects.
- Bachelor's degree in Art, Art History, Museum Studies, Arts Administration, or closely related field from an accredited college or university
- Two (2) years of related experience in image archiving methods and/or rights and reproductions issues in an art museum or similar institution, or an equivalent combination of academic qualifications and work experience. Some exposure to museum registration work is preferred.
- Familiarity with legal matters related to collections; Knowledge of copyright law, with a primary focus on fair use within a museum context preferred. Related experience in a photography studio; good understanding of the principles, practices, routine procedures, and workflow of a photography studio, including experience producing digital images
- Excellent computer skills and experience with collection database management programs; proficiency using Photoshop; understanding of digital file management applications preferred
- Ability to operate photographic equipment (including lights, handheld cameras, and view cameras) as well as computer equipment used in a digital photo studio (including computers, scanners, and printers)
- Ability to produce high quality scans, image files, and digital prints; to demonstrate consistent commitment to excellence in quality
- Must be a self-starter who is punctual, dependable, and conscientious; reliable and trustworthy
- Must possess effective interpersonal communication skills and have an interest in and appreciation of art.
- Extremely accurate and detail-oriented
- Strong interpersonal, planning, and organizational skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; effective problem solving and conflict resolution skills
- Ability to actively promote the museum and its image related services by developing positive working relationships internal and external to the museum; successfully prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously; maintain a sense of perspective and humor while working under pressure
$* 21.75 to 26.13 per hour (annualized equivalent of $45,240 to 54,350) with generous benefits package
*Please note: This position is represented by SEIU 1021. New hires start at the beginning of the salary range.
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Send a letter of interest and resume ASAP to:
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Published: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 14:29 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:44 UTC