Imaging Technician (hybrid in-person / remote)
Job Description: **Due to COVID-19, all in-person shifts will be solitary in the Imaging Studio**. Students are responsible for digitizing archival content from multiple sources for teaching purposes, collection development and documentation in the Imaging Studio, Rm 227, second floor of the Fleet Library at 15 West. Imaging Technicians can edit, catalog, and publish digital content remotely as personal technical equipment allows. Images, video and documents will be published to RISD's institutional repository Digital Commons @ RISD, RISD's Artstor collections or archived on the library server for internal use. Digitization includes scanning print materials and 35mm slides, photographing and filming archival objects, correcting/optimizing and re-sizing digital files using Adobe CC Suite 2021, and migrating files to the library server. The Imaging Technician takes documentary photographs and video of sculptural, three-dimensional objects using a professional photography set-up including a Nikon D7100 DSLR camera, LED light box, tripod, LED light panels and backdrop. Every Wintersession the Imaging Technician documents all student artist book entries for the Annual Student Artists' Book Juried Contest and Exhibition sponsored by Special Collections. Safe handling procedures must be followed. All project specs and tracking will be managed on the platform Asana. This is a Level IV pay scale position.
Required skills/experience: Image and video capture with flatbed and slide scanners, DSLR and point-and-shoot digital cameras. Documentary studio photography and filming with DSLR camera, light box, tripod, lights and backdrop. Close attention to composition, lighting and balanced framing. Image and video editing experience in Photoshop and Premiere Pro. Attention to detail. Consistency. **Photography and FAV majors preferred**
Shifts Available: FLEXIBLE, up to 12 hrs per week total, in-person and remote. Choose in-person hours Monday-Friday between 9:00am - 4:00pm. Remote hours to be completed as your schedule allows.
Contact: Emily Begin, Digital Imaging Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org (401) 709-5936
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