The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation : Imaging Assistant, Part-Time

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is seeking an Imaging Assistant for three days a week. As part of the Photographic Services team, this part-time assistant would facilitate the preservation, organization and archiving of all Guggenheim images.

Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim network that began in the 1970s when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, was joined by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, has since expanded to include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (opened 1997) and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (currently in development). Looking to the future, the Guggenheim Foundation continues to forge international collaborations that take contemporary art, architecture, and design beyond the walls of the museum. More information about the foundation can be found at guggenheim.org.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Digital file editing of both scanned and newly captured photographs: clean up, color correction and metadata entry for collection, Conservation and exhibition-related photography.  This also includes high level editing – retouching, compositing, silhouetting and local color correction, for exhibition photography, publications, special projects and retail product photography.

 

  • Assists Photographer & Studio Manager with photography requested by multiple departments, including Retail, Licensing, Marketing, and Curatorial.

 

  • Supports Digital Asset Manager with fulfillment of editorial and trade licensing requests.

 

  • Assists Digital Asset Manager with image management administration.  This includes confirming metadata accuracy, formatting, and file naming according to studio standards.

 

  • Assists with workflow of new collection photography to be entered into TMS (Guggenheim collection database).

 

  • Collaborates with the Studio Manager to ensure best practices and that digital image production meets standards for long-term archiving, retrieval, and distribution.

 

  • Assists Chief Photographer with location photography shoots, handling equipment and lighting needs.  This includes post-production editing and distribution of new architectural views, museum portrait sessions and exhibition views.

 

  • Printing, packaging and shipping Retail fine art prints to be sold at the museum’s retail and online stores.

 

  • High resolution scanning of legacy and historic film in the Guggenheim Image Archive for a wide variety of internal and external clients.  Subject matter includes Guggenheim collection works of art, exhibition and architectural views, Conservation documentation images.

Qualifications and Requirements 

  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Masters in Fine Arts, Photography, Digital Imaging or related fields

 

  • Thorough working knowledge of digital imaging techniques and software, including fluency with Photoshop retouching and compositing techniques, Adobe Bridge metadata entry and Adobe Lightroom editing.  Familiarity with Media Beacon or other DAM database software is a plus

 

  • Solid working understanding of digital image file standards and color management, Macintosh operating system and related digital asset management practices

 

  • Familiarity with traditional photography, including film types, formats and digital photography

 

  • Excellent organizational and archival skills.  Ability to attend to detail is essential.

 

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

 

  • Fully skilled with scanning of negatives, transparencies, and reflective media using Epson and Imacon scanners

 

  • Good working knowledge of inkjet printing and color calibration tools

 

 

To apply, visit: https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=NY170

 

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