Program Coordinator of Digital Projects (Center for Creative Photography)

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Created: July 26, 2013


The Program Coordinator is responsible for all technical and strategic aspects of the Center for Creative Photography's digital imaging operation. The incumbent works closely with archive, curatorial, registration, and conservation staff to plan and implement large digitization projects, aimed at preserving and exposing the Center's unique collections. Incumbent strategizes workflow for digital capture of fine prints and archive materials including prints, film, documents and 3D objects. Oversees digital preservation activities at CCP, working in collaboration with IT personnel. This includes managing workflow for quality control, backup to network servers, image processing, and metadata creation. Incumbent interfaces with registrars, archivists, collection information specialists, and licensing professionals in planning, prioritizing, storage and delivery of digitized materials. Advises on the Center's ongoing digitization strategy.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for eligible employees and their spouses and dependents; access to campus and recreational activities; state retirement; and more! 

Duties and Responsibilities

Planning, Research and Strategy: 15%
  • In consultation with supervisor, plan, implement and manage the policies, procedures, and methodologies for imaging the Center's diverse collections, gathering assets created in other departments (such as conservation), and directing advanced level asset management efforts.
  • Benchmark, develop, test and manage technical specifications to ensure best practices in imaging process are followed.
  • In collaboration with CCP staff and university IT personnel, establish and implement a plan for ongoing management of digital assets, that embraces standards for long-term preservation and maintenance. Participate in long range planning as it relates to the creation, management, and use of digital assets.
Implementation: 75%
  • Determine and manage work processes for imaging large physical collections.
  • Performs specialized artistic, technical and scientific assignments requiring extensive knowledge of analog and digital photographic equipment, capabilities and techniques.
  • Supervise one permanent staff member, and a varying number of students, interns and temp workers.
  • Work closely with registrars, prep department and archivists in selecting, moving, and handling fine art and archive materials to be imaged.
Administrative and Team Activities: 5%
  • In collaboration with supervisor, create and implement departmental budget for Imaging Services, including wages, equipment and materials.
  • Continuously create and update documentation for Imaging staff and CCP team members regarding production of and access to digital assets.
Ongoing Learning and Professional Development: 5%
  • Represent the Museum at professional conferences and continue professional development through committee participation, research, and publications.
  • Keep abreast of evolving standards, technology and methods, through participation on various professional forums and listservs, such as Image Muse and Museum Computer Network. 
  • Arizona Board of Regents
Minimum Qualifications 
Bachelor's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years of administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, Six years of progressively responsible administrative coordinative program experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Additional Minimum Qualifications  *Bachelor's degree in Photography, Fine Arts, Museum Studies or related field AND two years of experience managing digital photography projects; OR, Six years of experience managing digital photography projects management; OR,Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education. 

Preferred Qualifications 
  • Experience with large scale projects imaging museum or archive collections.
  • Experience with museum collection information systems, preferably TMS by Gallery Systems.
  • Experience in selecting and implementing Digital Asset Management Systems.
  • Supervisory experience; skill in organizing work of self and others and in meeting deadlines.
  • Extensive knowledge of digital imaging equipment, technologies, standards, best practices, and digital archiving techniques.
  • Demonstrated skill in solving high level technical imaging problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse people and serve a diverse population to achieve institutional objectives.
  • Knowledge of techniques, principles and equipment of studio and reproduction photography.
  • Knowledge of museum operations, practices, and the various information needs of diverse museum user groups.
  • Excellent project management skills and organizational ability; attention to detail, problem-solving and follow-through.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively represent the Center to outside professionals and members of the cultural heritage community.
  • Ability to work on numerous projects simultaneously; ability to work independently on long term projects.
  • Ability to carry out responsibilities and assignments collaboratively as well as work independently in a team based organization.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing work environment.
  • Ability to perform some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping, light lifting at least 20 pounds.
  • Skill in handling and documentation of museum objects, knowledge of basic conservation concerns/practices.

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