Photo Archivist Asst.


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1508 High Ridge RoadStamford, CT 06903


We need volunteers who are interested in photographs and photography and who would be willing to help with the following tasks in the photo room:

  • Refiling photographs
  • Scanning photographs, slides, and negatives and creating our digital catalog
These tasks don't require any specialized skills other than a short training. In particular, one large project involves 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 PastPerfect - 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 PastPerfect 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 timeframes of photographs
    • Knowledge of Stamford history and geography
    • 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


  • Basic Computer Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 + hours per week.

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