Employment

Now Hiring: 2 Open Positions

(0 student positions; 2 staff positions) 


Photographer, Transforming the Haffenreffer Project


The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is accepting applications for a full-time, term-limited, grant-funded Photographer to join a project funded through a four-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The photographer will work with a team including the museum’s curatorial/collections management staff, a conservator, and collection assistants to document the museum’s large archaeological and ethnographic collections in preparation for a planned move of the collection and to expand accessibility of the collections to researchers, educators, students and stakeholder communities. 

This is a 4-year grant-funded, full-time position with a fixed-term based on project funding.

We seek candidates able to start in the late summer of 2019, with at least two years of experience digitally documenting archaeological and ethnographic collections in a museum, archive, or library setting. Demonstrated familiarity with record photography of objects required, along with a BA, BFA or B.Sc. degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in photographic documentation of archaeological and ethnographic objects. Demonstrated experience using a Collection Management System is required with knowledge of MuseumPlus preferred. 

Applications are only accepted through Brown University’s online hiring system and must include a current CV, a Cover Letter, 6-10 examples of original object photography (including both standard/documentary images AND catalog quality images), and the names of three referees. Complete applications must be filed before June 30, 2019 to be considered. 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal and education records check satisfactory to Brown.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Photographer, Engaging the Americas Project
 

The Mellon Project Photographer will assist the Museum's curatorial staff and Registrar and advance the Mellon Foundation-funded "Engaging the Americas" project by digitally photographing the Museum’s core archaeological and ethnographic collections from the Americas to enhance intellectual control over the Museum’s collections. This 4-year project position will require photography of more than 3,500 ethnographic objects and approximately 45,000 archaeological specimens, following standard museum photographic protocols. The Mellon Project Photographer will undertake basic photography with composition and lighting of captures to meet museum standards through digital imaging. He or she will do initial file processing and image metadata recording so that the Mellon Collection Technician can accurately archive and distribute digital assets using existing best practices in digital imaging, digital preservation, and digital asset and information management for cultural heritage materials.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in photography, or related discipline and demonstrated familiarity with object photography required.  Minimum of two years’ experience in the areas of digital imaging and image management preferred.  

Experience: 

  • Experience in a museum, archive and/or library environment required.
  • Familiarity with digitally documenting archaeological and ethnographic collections preferred.
  • Knowledge with cultural heritage information standards a plus. 
  • Some background in anthropological or archaeological perspectives on material culture and representational protocols preferred.
  • Experience using a collection management system is required, knowledge of MuseumPlusRia preferred.

Job Competencies: 

  • Knowledge of studio practice, lighting systems, and macro- and micro-photography techniques required in order to successfully photograph two-and three-dimensional objects and detail shots.
  • Knowledge and experience with photographing archaeological specimens for basic documentation, requiring clarity but less complex processing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain systems for photographing large numbers of similar objects in assembly-line fashion, while keeping records and images of individual objects clear.
  • Proficiency in both Mac and Windows operating systems and facility with programs on both platforms.
  • Ability to be flexible and work well independently as well as a part of a small team.

This position is based at the Haffenreffer Museum's Collections Research Center in Bristol, RI. The Mellon Americas Project Photographer must be able to arrange or have his/her own transportation to arrive at the Collections Research Center on schedule and to be able to leave on time, regardless of the season. This position's work-day routines will be in the process of development when the project starts but will become more routine as protocols are established.

This is a grant-funded, part-time (0.6 FTE, 22.5 hrs/week) position with a 4-year timeline. Applications are only accepted through Brown University’s online hiring system and must include a current CV, a Cover Letter, 6-10 examples of original object photography (including both standard/documentary images AND catalog quality images), and the names of three referees. Complete applications must be filed before June 30, 2019 to be considered. 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal and education records check satisfactory to Brown.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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