Digital Imaging Specialist

at Library of Congress (view profile)
Published June 29, 2022
Location 101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC
Category Public or Governmental  
Job Type Full-time  
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $106,823
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $138,868
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Manages projects; designs and executes plans and methodologies; leads other staff assigned to projects; documents results and makes resulting recommendations. Suggests improvements to workflows for a wide variety of content streams and identifies risks and challenges to implementation. Establishes priorities and time-frames in coordination with management and stakeholders. Independently implements approved plans by scheduling and coordinating work, including determining division of work amongst specialists and technicians assigned to a project. Tracks project workflow using software and other tools and schedules activities required to move projects to completion as appropriate. Reports on project status according to the schedules and mechanisms established for the unit.
Develops personal contacts to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships in order to provide or exchange information and professional knowledge related to multiple projects. Consults with supervisors and team leads to resolve problems or issues. Collaborates with supervisor/team leader in planning and implementing workflow procedures, team priorities, goal setting and strategies for meeting production goals for the unit. In support of digitization projects, provides training for staff within the section and service unit. Provides expert assistance to others inside and outside the Library with resolving digitization questions. Creates and makes presentations to various stakeholders or other audiences as needed.

Displays and utilizes extensive expert knowledge of a wide range of techniques and methods relating to digital content management and digital projects. Proposes modifications to existing information practices, precedents, and techniques and adapts previous approaches to solve a variety of information, organization, and access issues related to digitization and digital content. Assesses and recommends new solutions to digitization and digital content management problems within the unit or in other parts of the Library.

Serves as an expert in digitization workflows and independently provides technical service and support with image capture, image editing, and quality reviewing of cultural heritage projects using high-end digital cameras located in controlled environments and on location. Uses principles of photography combined with digital technology, sets up lighting, captures device target in order to collect data on camera setup, calibrating for tonal and color accuracy, and determining resolution. Selects the proper equipment while taking into consideration user requirements and collection material characteristics for proper handling. Uses specialized book cradles and other props to ensure compliance of material handling requirements provided by the Conservation Division.