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Curatorial/Museum Assistant (Digital Imaging) (Extended Temporary and Part Time) (UPDATED)

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Position Information

Title Curatorial/Museum Assistant (Digital Imaging) (Extended Temporary and Part Time) (UPDATED)
Department Ctr for Creative Photography (2538)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Please note: the review date for this position has been extended to 11/09/2017.

The Curatorial/Museum Assistant for Digital Imaging will provide support in executing discrete digital imaging projects in the Center’s fine print and archive collections, for the purpose of preservation and access. Such imaging projects may include the Center’s Digital Exhibition History, Edward Weston’s small portrait negatives, the Garry Winogrand color slide archive, and imaging Aaron Siskind’s early negatives. The incumbent will also be involved in day to day imaging tasks, creating derivate files for presentation, documenting CCP exhibitions, training student workers and interns, and creating printed facsimiles for exhibition and research.

This position is Extended Temporary Employment for at least 1 year with a possibility of extension.

The successful candidate will have a background in digital imaging, photography, museum protocols, and art handling. Applicants should have experience using industry standard Adobe software.

The Center for Creative Photography (CCP) is the premiere research collection of American photographic fine art and archives, promoting creative inquiry, dialogue, and appreciation of photography’s enduring cultural influence. The Center for Creative Photography is a world-renowned leader in preservation, teaching, learning, scholarship, and the appreciation of archival material and works of art by North America’s greatest photographers.

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Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

• Perform independently and in collaboration all digital imaging duties and production work.
• Prepare digital files for archiving and delivery to clients.
• Collaborate in the planning and design of techniques and procedures for large and small digitization projects.
• Participate in CCP staff meetings and departmental meetings.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications

• In addition to ABOR minimum qualifications below:
• Experience using digital imaging software for image editing, primarily Adobe Photoshop.
• Prior photographic experience.
• Experience working in a production environment.
• Ability to work in PC as well as MAC environments.
• Excellent attention to detail.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Two years of general museum activities experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in art or art history or related area or 3 years working in a similar position or comparable experience with cultural heritage imaging and quality standards.
• Experience using Phase One digital camera backs and systems.
• Experience using Capture One Cultural Heritage software and driving Phase One Camera systems with the software.
• Familiarity with scientific camera systems.
• Prior experience with tethered capture as it relates to instant capture camera systems.

Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 20
Job Category Temporary and Part-time
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $13.00 Per Hour
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24148
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Joseph Rheaume
(520) 621-0465

Open Date 10/19/2017
Review Start Date 11/09/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have two years of general museum activities experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents