The Davison Art Center (DAC) Imaging Project Photographer will perform rapid digital photography of works of art on paper for a fixed term of six weeks from June 12 through July 20, 2017, working 34 hours per week. This temporary position reports to the DAC Manager of Museum Information Services, who directs the imaging project. All work will take place at the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut, using equipment provided by the DAC.
Responsibilities will include executing standard DAC image capture workflows in a highly consistent way, working in a precise and efficient manner in a small team of project employees, including several students. Required qualifications include proven excellence in fine-art reproduction photography with extreme attention to procedural detail, ability to photograph quickly and with rigorous precision in a color-managed workflow, solid working knowledge of underlying principles and best practices in photographic lighting and capture, and ability to work collegially in a small team with ambitious production goals. Preferred qualifications include experience with art reproduction photography of original prints in a museum setting, rapid-capture workflows, FADGI/Metamorfoze guidelines for cultural heritage imaging, studio flash operation, and tethered DSLR image capture.
Qualified emerging professionals are encouraged to apply. This collection digitization work is funded by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). For full description, please see https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/5760 .