Application Closes October 5, 2017
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Established by Congress in 1861, GPO is transforming itself as an agency and as a business. We provide other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. The public will enjoy permanent access to digital government information, acquiring it quickly, easily, and with confidence in its authenticity. GPO employees are proud of their abilities and passionate about their craft. Whether your expertise is in putting ink on paper, commanding a digital output system, or engineering the delivery of information online, we would like to talk to you. Continue reading
The Visual Resources department is responsible for researching, acquiring, cataloging and licensing images for the Newseum, as well as managing collections of photographs from photojournalists and photographers to become part of the Newseum’s permanent collection. The images in the Newseum collection relate to current news, the history of the news around the world and the First Amendment. They are used in exhibitions and other Newseum projects, and also serve as tools for public outreach and as a resource for the journalism community, scholars and the public.
The Visual Resources Coordinator contributes to exhibit content development and supports Newseum exhibitions, broadcast productions, education digital modules and marketing efforts. Under the supervision of the Director of Photography and Visual Resources, the Visual Resources Coordinator will:
- Conduct photo research, and acquire and license images from stock agencies, libraries, museums and online sites.
- Assume responsibility for cataloging images into a digital asset management system. This includes the input of technical, photographic and descriptive metadata; linking image files to existing database entries; and maintaining accurate records of source and credit information.
- Assist in management of digital assets throughout exhibit and production work flows, and develop efficient processes to share visual materials during image presentations.
- Assist in coordination of scanning, resizing, quality check, proofing and delivery of images exhibited in and for the promotion of the Newseum.
- Manage the Ted Polumbaum image collection. This includes fulfillment of photo research requests, preparation of research copies of requested materials, generation of licenses and coordination of research and license payment.
- Assume responsibility for digital file processing and archiving as well as labeling, housing and filing of photographic prints and digital media.
- Organize research documents for future use and maintain library system records for referencing and retrieving materials as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree or MLS/MLIS and/or equivalent experience.
- Two years’ work experience or educational training in library or archives, museum photographic department or archive, or photo research environment.
- Experience with photo research techniques and sources, in both analog and digital formats.
- Experience in working with digital asset management systems or photographic databases.
- Experience in classifying and cataloging images, and keywording using controlled languages.
- Strong computer skills, including experience with both PC and Macintosh platforms; image editing, organization and display programs (Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat, Bridge and Photo Mechanic); and organizational spreadsheet tools such as Excel.
- Strong knowledge of digital imaging work flow, production tools and software.
- Knowledge of standards and practices for preservation and management of archival collections, including digital archives.
- Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks. Ability to work on multiple tasks and meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong organizational skills, self-motivation and attention to detail.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with visual resources staff, Newseum personnel, fabricators and other vendors.
- Familiarity with a variety of photographic media and processes.
- Desired qualification: work experience or educational training as a photographer.
Please send resumé and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 29, 2017
The Newseum and Newseum Institute are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Apply by September 1, 2017
- codec and container programming
- develop and implement look-up tables for conservation and restoration
- maintain and upgrade existing software, in close collaboration with equipment specialists and end-users
- develop tools for digitisation, preservation and restoration
- emulation of old software and operating systems
- research and teaching
Apply by September 1, 2017
Description: The Curator of Born-Digital Collections will lead the University Library’s curation, management, and preservation initiatives for born-digital materials in its three major special collections units: Biomedical Special Collections, Special Collections & University Archives, and the Television News Archive. The Curator of Born-Digital Collections manages the operations of the Television News Archive, the university library’s largest collection of born-digital materials.
The Curator of Born-Digital Collections works with library staff, faculty, and external donors to accession, curate, describe, and preserve collections of born-digital materials in multiple formats, including audiovisual formats. The Curator leads the implementation of BitCurator and other digital forensic and preservation tools. The Curator collaborates with the Office of Digital Scholarship to enrich born-digital collections with additional information, creating data visualizations, geospatial analyses, linked datasets, network analyses, and other derivative forms of data. Continue reading
Paid Internship (Fall 2017)
Part-Time (15 to 35 hours/week)
Apply by September 12, 2017
Smithsonian Channel is seeking a Fall Intern to assist the Library & Archives Group in the Washington DC office. Responsibilities will include:
- Catalog raw footage, edited programs, and/or other media assents in a Collective Access database
- QC master digital files and create access copies
- Conduct footage research and/or archival research for productions, using in-house and external databases
- Research and fact check scripts
- Migrate files in legacy or proprietary digital formats to archival formats