Photographer (Community Life and Digital Assets), Anacostia Community Museum (ACM)

at Smithsonian Institution (view profile)
Published August 25, 2023
Location Washington, DC
Category Other  
Job Type Full-time  
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Education Requirements none
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency 71,531
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency 102,166
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade GS-10 / GS-11
Twitter Handle @SmithsonianACM


The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 21 museums and the National Zoo. This position is located in the Anacostia Community Museum (ACM). The Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum (ACM) documents and interprets the impact of social and cultural issues on contemporary urban communities.

The Photographer (Community Life and Digital Assets) is responsible for providing photography and digital capture services, photo studio management, as well as digital asset management services for the ACM’s collection.

In this position, you will:

  • Produce high quality documentary photography and videography.
  • Manage the lifecycle of digital assets, including using a digital asset management system and preparing files for preservation and public access.
  • Manage the photography studio.
  • Maintain high levels of connectivity, communication and coordination.

Telework and Travel: This position is Telework eligible but is not a Remote Job. Occasional travel is required - Local Travel: Position requires local travel in the Washington D.C. metropolitan commuting area on a regular and recurring basis (2-3 times per month) to conduct photography work, and/or to collaborate with SI colleagues. Position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license at the time of hire for the purpose of accessing photography and videography locations inaccessible by local transportation, and to transport photography equipment.


Experience: GS-10: 1) working in a museum or other cultural organization, 2) managing the creation and processing of digital assets (e.g. photographs, videos, recordings) and 3) ingesting and managing assets into a digital asset management system.

Experience: GS-11: 1) working in a museum or other cultural organization, 2) overseeing the creation, processing and contextual documentation of digital assets (e.g. photographs, videos, recordings), 3) serving as a technical advisor for a digital asset management system, and 4) providing technical oversight for audio & visual documentation of collections and communities.

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