Two Davison Art Center Imaging Project Specialists will prepare images and metadata in connection with rapid digital photography of works of art on paper for a fixed term of five weeks from June 19 through July 20, 2017, working 33 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 processing images following standard workflows with great attention to detail, checking metadata against standards, embedding metadata into images, confirming image/metadata quality, and preparing images for DAC Collection Search and DAC Open Access Images, working in a precise and efficient manner.
Required qualifications include B.A./B.S., ability to work with extreme attention to procedural detail and image/metadata quality, ability to work collegially in a small team with ambitious production goals, familiarity with standards-based metadata work, and experience with color-managed image processing. Preferred qualifications include Master’s degree or coursework in museum or library studies, or information or imaging science, or equivalent experience.
Qualified emerging professionals are encouraged to apply, and the DAC is especially interested in hearing from applicants who recently have graduated from, or are enrolled in, graduate programs in museum studies or related fields. 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/5761 .