Photo Archivist Director/Coordinator

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Stamford History Center

  • 38 people are interested

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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WHEN

Mon Jun 24, 2019 - Mon Sep 30, 2019

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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