Artifact/Material Photography Volunteer


(42.35979,-83.06721)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

5401 Woodward AvenueDetroit, MI 48202

About

THIS VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY IS LOCATED AT OUR COLLECTIONS RESOURCE CENTER (CRC) AT FORT WAYNE ON JEFFERSON AVENUE IN DETROIT.

PURPOSE:

Assist the Society’s Registrar by capturing digital photographs of historical objects and clothing in our inventory. Volunteer will primarily be responsible for creating "documentary photography", providing a fairly complete picture of an item by photographing all views with the overall goal of increasing the Society’s online collection.

DUTIES:

-Photograph newly-accessioned objects as well as items that have not been previously photographed during inventory work;

-Update online collection for the purposes of expanding our online exhibit database;

-Update PastPerfect records accordingly;

-Photograph/upload a variety of backlogged items;

-Assist with other digital projects, as needed.

SCHEDULING:

We ask that candidates are willing to commit to at least 3-6 months of service; and have the ability to provide a minimum of one 3-hour shift per week.

There will be a two week trial period for this volunteer position. DHS reserves the right to determine appropriate placement at all times.

PREFERRED SKILLS:

-Intermediate experience operating digital camera equipment;

-Experience managing various computer/digital applications;

-Maintain attention span for performing repetitive tasks;

-Maintain the ability to work individually and as part a team environment.

TRAINING & SUPPORT:

Volunteers will receive on-the-job training in day-to-day operations of our Registrar office.

Skills

  • Photography
  • Basic Computer Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • We ask for at least 3-6 months of service
  • Volunteers must be able to commit to at least one 3-hour shift per week

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