Imaging Technician I

Cambridge, MA
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Created: August 7, 2013


The Imaging Technician I produces high-quality digital images of library materials and collections. Creates images using digital cameras, film scanners, and document scanners. Chooses and adjusts studio lighting for desired effect. Applies digital image processing techniques to adjust tone, color, scale, and to otherwise reformat digital images. Performs quality control tasks. Works with supervisor and other Imaging Services staff to schedule equipment usage. Handles irreplaceable objects including rare books, photographic materials, maps, and manuscripts. Undertakes special projects as directed.

Please note: This is a term appointment ending on December 31, 2014.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Operates multi shot, scanning, and SLR digital cameras
  • Operates film scanner
  • Operates roller and sheet fed document scanners
  • Uses studio lighting equipment
  • Handles library materials (including irreplaceable art objects and rare books) according to established guidelines
  • Uses image processing software to adjust digital images to match the color and tonality of originals
  • Performs quality control reviews
  • Records work steps and production statistics
Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent education or work experience
  • Minimum 1 year of professional experience in photography, digital imaging, or other graphic arts field required
  • Experience with digital cameras
  • Experience with and facility for working with computers and software applications
  • Experience with Macintosh and Windows operating systems and working with digital images using Adobe Photoshop
Additional Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in photography or a related field, desirable
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access, desirable
  • Ability to work accurately and independently
  • Ability to adhere to strict handling requirements for rare and delicate materials
  • Must be organized, disciplined, and highly productive
  • Setting up camera and lighting equipment and positioning original material involves lifting (up to 40 pounds), reaching, bending, and carrying
  • Assignments involve sitting or standing for extended periods and can require working from a ladder
  • Handling of delicate materials and equipment requires physical dexterity
  • High volume projects require repetitive actions be performed

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