Digital Imaging Technician
Pratt Institute Libraries
Job posted to this site on May 18th at 12:23pm
Application Deadline: June 2nd 2023
Job Title: Digital Imaging Technician
Classification: Clerical/Technical, 1.0 FTE
Direct Supervisor: Digital Initiatives Coordinator
Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm – Monday thru Friday
The Digital Imaging Technician digitizes prints, transparencies, slides, and other formats to support the Libraries' growing digital collections, employing standards that contribute to the Libraries’ digital preservation processes; organizes and maintains two digitization work stations; and works with the Digital Initiatives Coordinator and the Associate Director of Collections Management to create and improve digitization and photography workflows. The successful candidate for this position will support the Pratt Institute Libraries’ educational vision, demonstrating commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, educational support, and community values.
The Digital Imaging Technician is supervised by the Digital Initiatives Coordinator and also works closely with the Institute Archivist in the fulfillment of their duties. The ideal candidate is someone who is detail-oriented, has the ability to work independently, and has excellent communication skills. The Digital Imaging Technician plays a key role in helping the Libraries' achieve its mission of increasing accessibility to archival and special collections materials. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a background in photography/digital imaging and is interested in working with many different bibliographic and visual formats.
A typical day will consist of the following:
Create, track and complete digitization orders in a database system.
Use various scanners or a copy stand to digitize images and documents in a variety of formats, ranging from paper, to photographic prints, to transparencies, which could include rehousing the original materials, performing post-processing, and uploading the digital files to the content management system.
Perform quality control on digitization orders completed by graduate assistants and upload them to the content management system.
On a regular basis calibrate and maintain scanning stations and copy stands to ensure that they are working properly and according to set standards.
Attend meetings with other members of the Collections Management team to discuss workflows and ongoing projects.
Education: 2 years college required; B.A. or B.S. preferred.
Experience: 2 years of digitization or digital photography experience, preferably in a cultural heritage environment. Experience performing color correction and retouching of image files, and applying best practices for digitization. Demonstrated experience handling unique and rare materials, preferred.
Knowledge and Skills: A successful candidate should have: a demonstrated understanding of analog and digital image formats and digital imaging and best practices; be able to operate and configure digital copy stands and scanning equipment, and use and configure capture software; and have advanced knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop and Bridge.
The Pratt Institute Libraries support the research and education of approximately 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students across campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Libraries provide research support to students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars pursuing teaching and learning in areas of art, design, architecture, information studies, writing, and other fields of academic inquiry and creative work. Pratt Institute Libraries’ educational vision includes a demonstrated commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, educational support, and community values.
Please submit your resume along with a cover letter outlining 1) your interest in the position; 2) at least one qualification not included in your resume; and 3) how this position aligns with your career goals. If you are selected for an interview, please be prepared to provide three references via our online reference tool system. References should be people who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position and may include teachers, professors, or fellow employees, but at least one of them must be or have been, a direct supervisor. Review of applications will begin two weeks after the open date.
LocationPratt Institute Library (Brooklyn Campus), 200 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn, NY, 11205