The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is hiring a full-time Photographer to join the Imaging Services department. (www.nedcc.org) The successful candidate will be joining a team of experienced and productive photographers, and will benefit from working alongside conservators and specialists dedicated to the treatment and care of the range of objects the Imaging Services department digitizes.
The Photographer will be charged principally with the digital reformatting of the diverse and unique collections held by NEDCC’s institutional and private clients. These include virtually all photographic media, particularly nitrate, acetate, and glass-plate negatives, X-ray film, and daguerreotypes; bound and loose manuscript material; rare books and illuminated manuscripts; and oversized items such as maps and blueprints. To this end, the Imaging Services department utilizes medium format and SLR digital camera systems; copystands; custom stations for imaging oversized, transmissive, and bound materials; Broncolor strobes; a GE X-ray film scanner; Epson wide format printers; Eizo displays; and a color managed workflow. While we are primarily Mac-based we also use PCs.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.
- Experience or training in the handling of rare and fragile paper-based materials.
- 1-3 years’ experience digitally reformatting archival and special collection materials or works of art.
- Proficiency in the use of imaging hardware, particularly digital medium format and SLR camera systems, and flatbed or film scanners.
- Knowledge of studio lighting equipment and techniques.
- Experience using RAW workflow software such as Lightroom or CaptureOne, and editing software such as Photoshop.
- Strong eye for color, value, composition, and visual accuracy.
- Demonstrated ability to work under deadlines in a production-oriented environment.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Exceptional problem solving skills.
- Meticulous attention to detail.
- Enthusiasm and creativity.
To apply please send a PDF file containing cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Terrance D’Ambrosio, NEDCC Director of Imaging Services:
May 22, 2015
Founded in 1973, NEDCC is the first independent conservation laboratory in the United States to specialize exclusively in treating collections made of paper or parchment, such as works of art, books, photographs, maps, manuscripts, etc. NEDCC is incorporated as a nonprofit in order to provide its services at cost to collecting institutions. Its mission is to improve the conservation efforts of libraries, archives, historical organizations, museums, and other repositories; to provide the highest quality services to institutions that lack in-house conservation and reformatting facilities or those that seek specialized expertise; and to provide leadership in the preservation, conservation, and imaging fields. Its services include book, paper, and photograph conservation; digital reformatting; audio preservation; surveys and consultations; disaster assistance; and workshops and conferences. NEDCC is located in a renovated historic mill building in Andover, Mass., twenty-five miles north of Boston. For more information, please visit www.nedcc.org.