The Getty

Senior Imaging Technician

Requisition Number
Regular Full-Time
Position Status
Getty Center
Trust - 1235-Center Imaging Studio
Targeted Hiring Range
$29.54 - $36.92 Hourly
ERRP Eligible
Commensurate with experience and internal equity

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Job Summary

Performs high-level digital imaging of collection materials for research, archival, exhibition, publication and online access, including photography and post production. Assists with digitization initiatives, executes production-level digital capture using a variety of hardware, software and methodologies. Performs expert level post-processing of image files to specifications, ensures digital asset are appropriately organized for imaging initiatives. Stays current regarding emerging trends, equipment, and standards.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Applies expert knowledge of digital capture to document collection objects
  • Captures complex and demanding collection objects at high resolution and with a variety of capture methods and technologies including infra-red, ultraviolet and 3D
  • Performs high-end post-processing tasks including, file preparation, color correction, masking, layering and cropping
  • Sets up and maintains imaging workstations, including calibrating monitors, installing software, troubleshooting issues, testing imaging equipment for color management and quality control
  • Sets up studio including lighting and capture equipment to safely photograph complex museum objects
  • Researches established imaging practices adapts precedents, works in partnership with curators and conservators to develop new methods for specialized photography or post production
  • Works in partnership with Publication and Design departments on large projects, ensuring quality and consistency of the image files being provided
  • Prepares and organizes digital files for ingest into digital repositories or delivery to other destinations utilizing file naming and tracking protocols
  • Produces prints or facsimiles for exhibition or publication purposes
  • Performs physical assessments and movement tracking of collection materials within studio spaces
  • Oversees workflow for the delivery and return of works of art to the studio
  • Arranges for supplies and oversees the repair and maintenance of equipment


  • Bachelor’s degree in photography and/or equivalent experience
  • 5-8 years experience in digital photography services


All employees must be fully-vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as a condition of employment. Exemptions from this requirement as a reasonable accommodation due to medical contraindication, disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of SLR camera equipment, medium and large format cameras, Phase One Digital Back and Capture One experience preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of studio lighting equipment and light-modifying techniques
  • Advanced knowledge of Photoshop and other imaging manipulation software
  • Expert knowledge of color theory and digital imaging practice, standards, and workflows
  • Strong ability to work in partnership and be productive in a team workflow environment as well as working alone
  • Proven ability to articulate ideas and clearly communicate creative concepts and technical processes
  • Proven ability to problem-solve and adapt creatively to complex imaging problems
  • Proven ability to handle art objects and fragile materials

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship or immigration status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status.