Overview

The incumbent is responsible for skilled darkroom work and related tasks in accordance with established photographic procedures; photography of museum activities and special events; in-house copy-stand work.

 

Job Posting

The City of Springdale is currently accepting applications for the position of DIGITIZATION PROJECT MANAGER/DARKROOM TECHNICIAN/ PHOTOGRAPHER. Interested persons should submit an application to the Human Resources Department no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018.

The incumbent is responsible for: initiation and management of the museum’s digitization project; digitization of collections; skilled darkroom work; museum photography; and in-house copy-stand work.

Qualified applicants must possess: a high school diploma or equivalent; at least one years’ experience working with digitization projects; photography and film processing training mandatory; sufficient darkroom experience to have extensive knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in film processing.

Starting salary is $31,337.

To apply, you must submit a cover letter, resume, and City of Springdale application.

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 
Resumes will not be accepted without an accompanying application.  

The City of Springdale provides an excellent benefit package and is an EOE and drug free workplace.

 

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

*       In accordance with the museum’s digitization plan and in collaboration with librarian/photo
archivist, research specialist, and director:
• Follows and updates digitization plan;
• Creates digital-imaging procedures and manual;
• Coordinates purchase of hardware and software for project;
• Establishes a digital lab;
• Helps determine hosted digital asset-management software and services;
• Coordinates the preparation of materials for digitization;
• Employs basic preservation methods in handling and preparing materials for digitization;
• Helps determine and solve collection-related copyright issues;
• Creates digital collections and uploads metadata and access images to repository/ies;
• Performs quality control on digital images;
• Coordinates and assists in the training of assistants;
• Serves on project planning/management team and assists with budgeting and reporting;
• Keeps up-to-date with new developments in relevant techniques, equipment, and standards.

*      Coordinates photo processing activities with librarian/photo archivist and occasionally
other staff in order to expedite research requests and exhibit, programming, and publicity
needs.

*      Performs darkroom activities:
• Prepares developing and mixing solutions;
• Develops, fixes, washes, and dries film, prints, slides, and contact prints in accordance with                              established darkroom procedures;
• Prepares enlargements and reductions of prints;
• Checks quality of images and adjusts images to needed specifications in consultation with
librarian/photo archivist;
• Matches negatives, slides, and prints to original orders;
• Maintains records;
• Orders photographic chemicals and supplies, as needed;
• Cleans, cares for, and stores processing equipment and supplies; and
• Maintains orderly darkroom and supply storage.

*      Photographs special museum activities and special events, exhibits, and/or collections
according to needs, as directed by librarian/photo archivist and/or director.

*      Performs in-house photo copy-stand work.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES
Performs variety of miscellaneous duties such as answering phones, picking up supplies, etc.  Assists other staff in performance of their duties as required.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or equivalent, some vocational or technical training preferred; at least one years’ experience working with digitization projects; photography and/or film processing training mandatory; sufficient darkroom experience to have extensive knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in film processing.

USE OF EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERS
Must be proficient in the use of film and digital cameras and various lenses; copy stand and lights; timers; darkroom processing chemicals and equipment; Microsoft Office Suite; Adobe Photoshop; digital asset-management software; photo databases; scanners; general office equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is required to work on one’s feet for some of the work period. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use stairs and operate a freight elevator. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is exposed to temperature and humidity levels which are set for optimal photography conditions and are frequently cooler than average office environments; frequently exposed to chemicals and fumes; rubber gloves, aprons, and eyewear provided by museum.

The noise level in the work environment ranges is fairly quiet to moderately quiet.

 

To view the complete job description, go to http://www.springdalear.gov/789/Current-Job-Openings.

About Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History is a regional history museum which serves the public by preserving and providing resources for finding meaning, enjoyment, and inspiration in the exploration of the Arkansas Ozarks. Our services include:
• changing exhibits on the history of the Arkansas Ozarks
• programs and services for schoolchildren, teachers, homeschoolers, adults, and families, both on- and off-site
• annual special events, including our Ozark Quilt Fair and annual open house
• research library offerings on local history and genealogy, and the largest collection of historic photographs in Arkansas
• park-like grounds and seven historic buildings
• a website loaded with local history, virtual exhibits, historic photos, a calendar of events, and history podcasts