Digital Photo Tech - (STA007210)

This position requires on-site work at the University of Houston’s M.D. Anderson Library Digitization Lab.

Job Duties:

  • Digitizes materials using a variety of capture equipment.
  • Provides quality control for digitized images.
  • Ensures compliance with digitization standards, file naming protocols, and file management practices.
  • Troubleshoots equipment, lighting, and image quality issues for flatbed scanners, planetary scanners, and advanced digital camera systems.

Edits and reproduces digital photographic images; maintains a visual resource collection utilizing an electronic image management system.

  1. Organizes and updates visual resource collection by classifying and recording digital photographic images and descriptions.
  2. Responds to requests for visual images from university departments and external constituents.
  3. Researches availability of images edits images and reproduces photographic images as requested.
  4. Enhances and touches up digital images utilizing photo editing software.
  5. Schedules photographers, and updates and maintains photographic scheduling and billing system.
  6. Maintains photographic and publications archive, and coordinates with other departments to develop a visual resource collection.
  7. Administers the electronic digital asset management system, and grants security access.
  8. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


Qualifications :

18 months and 1-year of experience

Requires specialized training in basic trades, principles, procedures, practice, routines, or techniques in a specific area or trade which might normally be acquired through up to 18 months of education or training beyond the high school level. Vocational competence in the operation of mechanical or electronic equipment may be required. Requires a minimum of one (1) year of directly job-related experience

Job Requirements:

  • Experience using a range of digitization equipment, including flatbed scanners, planetary scanners, and digital cameras. Experience digitizing rare and fragile materials is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of photography and lighting concepts.
  • Basic understanding of metadata protocols.
  • Experience with a variety of software related to imaging and file management, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Bridge, Capture One, ImageMagick, and ExifTool.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.

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