BAMPFA IMLS Digital Image Processing Specialist (7397U)
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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: April 15, 2019. Open until filled.
Departmental Overview The mission of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art, film, and other forms of creative expression. BAMPFA has developed an international reputation for its active and ambitious exhibition programs, as well as for the quality of its art and film collections and research resources. BAMPFA is an institution with a stellar history and an exciting future. For more information, visit our website bampfa.org.
Responsibilities BAMPFA has been awarded a major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to digitize public domain artworks in the Museum's collection. The Digital Image Processing Specialist is a 50% part-time contract position that will assist the fine art photographer in creating and processing new digital images of artworks.
Maintains accurate color management and ensures fidelity of images using Adobe Photoshop.
Assists with lighting and set-up.
Creates multiple versions of images, such as with and without color bars.
Crops images and performs quality control.
Troubleshoots and solves complex technical problems associated with imaging and color management.
Processes new and legacy images following BAMPFA's image management protocols.
Creates or verifies filenames and adds accurate descriptive and administrative metadata.
Works with curators and registrars to identify legacy images and improve their metadata.
Ingests content into Piction, the BAMPFA digital asset management system.
Utilizes various computer applications including CollectionSpace for BAMPFA's art collection database and Piction for asset management in day-to-day work associated with asset and workflow management.
Refines images for publication and presentation as needed by standardizing borders, silhouetting and using other techniques. Collaborates with project staff to help determine best practices, benchmarks, and project workflows.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications -Familiarity with relational database software -Familiarity with digital asset management systems and procedures -Excellent aptitude for learning new computer tools and systems -Familiarity with metadata standards, processes, and workflows -Experience assisting with digital photography and related professional imaging and processing work in an art museum environment, OR an equivalent combination of training and experience -Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop including color and tonal correction, masking and compositing, layers, paths, actions, and non-destructive workflow -Familiarity with file transfer methods such as FTP -Familiarity with art cataloging -Attention to detail and accuracy and outstanding organizational skills -Extremely high visual acuity and color perception -Strong computer skills in Mac environment -Ability to work in a team to achieve shared goals
Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
Experience in art handling
Experience using Piction and/or CollectionSpace desirable
Salary & Benefits The hourly pay range for this position is $21.65 - $24.00 per hour.
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How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information Work Schedule: 20 hours/week Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. In addition, 8 hours/week, schedule TBD
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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