The Getty

Imaging Technician

1 month ago(12/20/2017 3:48 PM)
Requisition Number
Position Status
LT Full-Time
Getty Center
GRI - 0430-Digital Services

Job Summary

This position is a 1 year, limited-term position reporting to the Lead Photographer of Digital Services. The Imaging Technician will work collaboratively toward the realization of the large-scale project to digitize significant portions of the Getty Research Institute's Frank Gehry Papers archival collection. The materials to be digitized  will include various film formats from 35mm to 8x10 and reflective material ranging from small photographs to oversized architectural drawings with the largest portion being 35mm slides. The Imaging Technician will perform digital imaging tasks in support of departmental workflows and job completion including: color correction, file preparation, fulfillment, and creation of digital media and QC of completed work. Position requires great attention to detail, comfort performing repetitive tasks, ability to perform high standard production level digital photography and meet daily production targets. The position also requires ability to keep accurate technical and workflow documentation, ability to work independently, excellent communication skills and success working on collaborative projects.

Major Job Responsibilities


  • Applies knowledge of digital photography to produce direct-capture digital images from film and reflective art
  • Prepares, organizes, names and tracks very large quantities of digital files
  • Performs general digital imaging tasks including high quality, high production image capture, color and density correction, file preparation, and staging for ingest into digital repositories


  • Bachelor’s degree in photography and/or equivalent experience

  • 2-5 years experience in digital photography services

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Intermediate knowledge of digital capture, digital media and image manipulation software
  • Intermediate knowledge of digital camera equipment, medium and large format cameras and Phase One digital backs
  • Intermediate knowledge of lighting equipment and light-modifying techniques
  • Highly collaborative and productive in a team and independent workflow environment
  • Ability to articulate ideas, ie clearly communicates creative concepts and technical processes
  • Intermediate knowledge of color theory and digital imaging practice, standards and workflows
  • Ability to problem-solve and adapt creatively to produce best possible images
  • Experience digitizing film and reflective material

  • Experience handling film and fragile archival collections

  • Ability to work in both Mac and Windows environments with proficiency in Excel
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge
  • Prior experience working in a museum or library preferred
  • Experience with Phase One camera systems and Capture One software preferred