Job Title: Fine Art Photograph Printing Technician
Department: Publishing, Exhibitions, and Design
Reports To: Director of Publishing, Exhibitions, and Design
Status: Non-exempt, hourly
Working Hours: Varies – between 20 and 40 hours per week
Start Date: May 15, 2021 - through August 2021 or earlier, depending on project completion date
Posting Dates: March 2021- until filled
The George Eastman Museum is seeking an experienced photograph printing technician for a part- to full-time temporary position. Qualified candidates will have an expert knowledge of fine art photographic printing. Knowledge of commercial offset printing a plus.
- Will work from existing digital files to make inkjet reference prints.
- Work with museum colleagues to review color in prints against original source materials.
- Adjust files and make new prints to refine output to closely match source materials.
- Retouch images as assigned.
- Create clipping masks within image files for use in commercial printing as assigned.
- The duties of this position may require standing, walking, sitting, lifting/carrying (20 lbs.), pushing/pulling (20 lbs.), speaking, hearing, seeing, depth perception, color vision, and repetitive motion. Work takes place in an office environment with moderate to light noise.
- High school diploma or equivalent is required.
- Must have 2–3 years’ experience doing expert-quality fine-art photographic printing.
- Possess in-depth, expert knowledge of Photoshop, including RGB color space, and extensive experience with image retouching and creating masks and clipping paths.
- Have a working knowledge of Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets as well as Adobe Suite and CaptureOne. Experience using Canon Pro-1000 12-ink printer is preferred.
- Possess significant experience working with established calibration models and color targets to make high-quality photographic prints which closely match original source materials.
- Must be able to manage tracking multiple iterations of adjusted image files (resizing, labeling, and filing) in a highly organized and detailed manner.
- Possess superb organizational skills with a proven ability to successfully manage multiple tasks, projects, and information simultaneously.
- Must be detail-oriented and have excellent judgment skills, be able to work independently to meet deadlines, and be highly motivated.
- Project management experience is a plus.
To be considered for this position, please email a cover letter, a current CV or resume, and at least two references from photographic printing employers, clients, or teachers/professors to Amy Schelemanow, Director, Publishing, Exhibitions, and Design at email@example.com. Candidates may also be asked to provide samples of digital files of their retouching/masking work.
The Eastman Museum is committed to advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility at our institution and in our society. The Eastman Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.