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Digital Imaging Technician

Bay Area, California

At the Eames Institute, we aim to equip everyone with the lessons of Ray and Charles Eames, so that anyone can use design to solve problems.

We are seeking a Digital Imaging Technician who is excited to join our team for a temporary one-year position. Under the direction of the Archives Manager, the Digital Imaging Technician will work collaboratively within the department to scan archival collections of varying formats, including oversize, photographic, and paper materials. The Digital Imaging Technician provides excellent service by facilitating access to collections through image capture. This is a great opportunity for someone who is a graduate student or a new professional with an interest in working with visual archives.

Are you a curious problem solver? Do you love to learn continuously? Do you take your play as seriously as you take your work? If so, we want to hear from you.

As the Digital Imaging Technician, you will be responsible for:

  • Scanning physical 2D archival materials identified by Collections Team, including paper, photographs, slides and negatives
  • Image editing to capture preservation (TIFF) and access (JPEG) copy files 
  • Light metadata creation for each scanned item, including tagging using AAT, LOC and local metadata conventions
  • Organization of preservation and access copy files in local storage and DAMS

Who you might be:

You may have…

  • Coursework in an ALA-accredited MLIS degree (or equivalent degree) or in a related field such as Art History or Architecture 
  • Demonstrated consistent accuracy and attention to detail while maintaining a very high level of productivity
  • Experience handling archival materials
  • Experience using image capture and editing software, including Epson Scanning and Adobe Photoshop
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment

You are someone who..

  • Is able to lift containers weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Communicates effectively verbally and in writing
  • Is excited to participate in and add to our culture of curiosity and learning

What you can expect:

  • Temporary position for approximately one-year employment
  • Generous benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 6% 401k match, commuting benefits, and parental leave
  • Base salary: $60,000 - $65,000
  • Wellness benefit of $600 per year to spend on anything that contributes to your mental and physical wellness
  • Professional development benefit up to $600 per year to support your continued learning and career development
  • Unlimited vacation policy in addition to thirteen paid holidays and end-of-year holiday closure

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our organization strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment for individuals who reflect a broad spectrum of identities, including but not limited to gender, racial, ethnic, and social-economic dimensions. If you’re excited by this role but your professional experience doesn’t perfectly align with the qualifications listed, we still encourage you to apply. We aim to maintain and develop a working environment where individuals are welcomed to express their affiliations, advocacy, associations, and appearance freely. We believe that inclusion of diverse perspectives is essential to achieving our long-term vision and mission. We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans in occupations or positions where they are underrepresented to apply. If you are a member of one of the equity groups, and you would like to self-identify, you are encouraged to do so in your cover letter or elsewhere in your application. This is optional and not required.