Contract Project Object Photographer

Chicago, Illinois


The Adler seeks to hire in a project photographer for the Object Collection Mass Digitization Project.  This individual (or individuals) will work with the Digital Collections Specialist and the Collections Manager to digitize all remaining scientific instrument objects, roughly 1,000 objects in total.  The work will be done at the Adler Planetarium between the hours of 8:00am-4:00pm each day.  The individual will be responsible for the primary shooting of objects, and assisting the Digital Collections Specialist in file naming and basic file structure.  Will work closely with the Collections Manager to secure objects to digitize each day.  The individual will be given the opportunity before project commencement to look over the intended equipment for use.  Work will consist of 700 hours of photography, to be completed between June 2018 and June 2019.


Please see the attached RFP and submit a proposal by March 23, 2018. Any questions can be sent to

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About jbrodefrank

Jessica BrodeFrank is the Digital Collections Specialist in the Adler’s Webster Institute for the History of Astronomy. She holds a Master’s degree in Museum Studies from George Washington University with a concentration in Digital Asset Management. Previously worked as the Digital Services Specialist at Georgetown University, and the Digital Asset Manager/Rights and Reproductions Coordinator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is responsible for managing the digital collections at the Alder including, establishing and maintaining standards for metadata and digital preservation, including scanning, photographing, and editing images for all collections objects to increase accessibility to the collections.