Photo Archivist Director/Coordinator

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Stamford History Center

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We need volunteer, with an understanding of photography management: storage, scanning, inventorying, etc (curatorial experience would be ideal) and who would be willing to help with the following tasks in the photo room:

  • Refiling photographs
  • Work closely with the library team to fill requests for patrons.
  • Scanning photographs, slides, and negatives and creating our digital catalog
  • Future responsibilities may include managing a team on volunteers.

Tasks in particular include one large project of digitizing a major collection of slides; expertise and interest in slides would be very helpful.

Other tasks/projects require some specific expertise:

  • Entering the photographic collection into Past Perfect - Requires some/all of the following skills:
    • Ability to differentiate between types of photographic prints (cabinet cards, tintypes, ambrotypes, contact prints, etc.)
    • Experience/comfort level with Past Perfect or comparable database software
  • Adding data to items in our collection:
    • Knowledge of photographic media and processes
    • Knowledge of Stamford history and geography
  • Identifying subjects (peoples, places, things) and time frames of photographs
    • Knowledge of Stamford history and geography very helpful
    • Knowledge and research skills around dating photographs (identifying/dating using photographic media, objects/buildings in the photographic, fashion)
  • Website creation and maintenance, including experience in maintaining online database
MANAGING A TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS may BE REQUIRED IN THE FUTURE

TIME MINIMUMS: 2 hours per week. 8 hours per month

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About Stamford History Center

Location:

1508 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06903, US

Mission Statement

The Stamford History Center, also known as the Stamford Historical Society, is an educational and research institution, whose primary functions are to collect, preserve, conserve, interpret, and exhibit materials relating to Stamford, Connecticut and New England.

Description

Our resources include a Research Library, a Museum with changing exhibits, a photo archive, and an extensive collection of artifacts. We offer school programs and tours of our 1699 Hoyt-Barnum House. The History Center is dedicated to community enrichment through the presentation of exhibits, displays, special events, demonstrations, and participatory programs that have as their objective a population enlightened by an understanding of the past and committed to an objective vision for the future. As the Stamford History Center, we have a responsibility to all citizens of our community to preserve the varied experiences that reflect our cultural heritage.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1508 High Ridge RoadStamford, CT 06903

(41.1224,-73.54492)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Data Entry
  • Google Apps
  • Microsoft Office Suite

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 + hours per week. Minimum of 8 hours per month.

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