TheÂ USC Libraries is looking for aÂ Digital Imaging ManagerÂ to manage its imaging lab. Reporting to the Director of the Digital Library, the Digital Imaging Manager is responsible forÂ the daily operations of the imaging lab including digitization and archiving of materials and project activities. Oversees coordination of work-flow processes for digital object creation, maintenance and quality control. Assists senior management with short and long-term planning, quality assurance of imaging projects, project evaluations and proposals for new projects. Supervises staff and student workers, as assigned.
Job responsibilities include:
Â·ManagingÂ the daily operations of imaging lab including digitization and archiving of materials and project activities. OverseesÂ the coordination of work-flow processes for digital object creation, maintenance and quality control. DeterminesÂ alternative scanning techniques based on condition of material or technological limitations. AssistsÂ senior management with short and long-term planning, quality assurance of imaging projects, project evaluations and proposals for new projects.
Â·SupervisingÂ all assigned subordinate staffÂ and student employees: recruiting, screening, hiringÂ and trainingÂ staff. Trains staff and student workers on handling materials, imaging and post-production techniques and utilization of digital imaging tools.Â Evaluates performance and provides guidance and feedback to assigned staff. Counsels, disciplines and/or terminates employees as required.
Â· Scheduling, assigningÂ and prioritizingÂ work based on resources and special requests from faculty and/or departments.Â
Â· ProvidingÂ technical expertise in digital imaging for functions supervised,Â serves as a key resource for faculty, staff and student workers regarding digitization and archiving matters.
Â· ConsultingÂ with faculty, staff and peer institutions on project implementation,Â assists management in developing project schedules; planning and estimating staff and other resource requirements.
Â· MonitoringÂ the functionality of computers and imaging equipment,Â resolves technical problems encountered by staff and student workers, installs and troubleshoots software and hardware.
Â· AssistingÂ with obtaining vendor proposals for hardware, software and technical services.
Â· Analyzing vendorÂ proposals and makes recommendations.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeÂ
Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationÂ
Minimum Experience: 3 yearsÂ
Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceÂ
Minimum Field of Expertise: Thorough knowledge of digital imaging tools, techniques and processes. Directly related experience with digital imaging tools, techniques and processes. Working knowledge of computers, photography and digital photography. Working knowledge of studio lighting tools and techniques.Â
Preferred Field of Expertise: Proven expert in use of high-resolution digital imaging tools and processes including digital SLR cameras, 4x5 cameras, lenses and scan backs, multiple-shot digital backs, filmÂ scanners, flatbed scanners, high-volume scanners, digital-video cameras, and related software and computer hardware.
USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy.
Job Profile SummaryMinimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 3 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise: Thorough knowledge of digital imaging tools, techniques and processes. Directly related experience with digital imaging tools, techniques and processes. Working knowledge of computers, photography and digital photography. Working knowledge of studio lighting tools and techniques.
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