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Position at Yale

From: Aniko Bezur <aniko.bezur<-at->
Date: Friday, December 21, 2012
Digital Imaging Specialist
Yale University

Yale University is seeking a Digital Imaging Specialist in a
position that may be appropriate for conservators as well as others
involved in the imaging of collections. The full posting can be
found by searching Yale's STARS web site and using the STARS
requisition number: 19691 BR:


Position Focus: Reporting into the Director of the Yale Digital
Collections Center at West Campus, the Digital Imaging Specialist
will plan and perform scientific imaging of cultural artifacts. This
includes works on paper, paintings, manuscripts, sculptures and
natural history specimens in a highly collaborative work
environment. This position will work with researchers to translate
requirements to technical specifications, document and implement
imaging capture, visualization and data management techniques to
support the curatorial and conservation units within Yale
University's museums.

S/he will work with the Yale Digital Collections Center (YDC2)
Imaging Lab to set-up, calibrate, maintain and support the use of a
state-of-the-art imaging environment and operating practices. The
lab supports but is not limited to large format scanning,
photographic imaging, spectral and hyper-spectral imaging,
reflectance transformation imaging and various 3D techniques.

Principal Responsibilities

    Performs photographic documentation and scientific imaging of
    objects, samples or other materials relating to the care,
    preservation, and characterization of art, archaeological, and
    other museum objects.

    Translates requirements to technical specifications, documents,
    and implements imaging capture, visualization, and data
    management techniques.

    Develops new imaging protocols for cultural objects for all the

    Determines approaches to be used in imaging/documentation and
    devises any modification in the method that is required.
    Interprets and evaluates the results to determine their
    scientific accuracy and ensure that all required information has
    been gathered.

    Advises managers on strategies for their cultural objects.

    Organizes, manages, and preserves digital files, including raw
    data and databases.

    Responsible for grant planning, implementation, and execution.

    May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

    Bachelor's degree in Imaging Science or a related field and four
    years of relevant work experience or an equivalent combination
    of experience and education.

Required Skills/Abilities:

    Knowledge and experience with photographic documentation and
    scientific imaging of objects. Knowledge of XML, HTML and CSS.
    Proficient in Mac OSX, Adobe Creative Suite, Windows and
    Microsoft Office. Ability to write user documentation.

    Demonstrated initiative in problem solving and interaction with
    on-site clients, and analyze and propose solutions to problems.

    Demonstrated ability to meet a high level of production on a
    daily basis and work in a fast-paced, multi-project and dynamic

    Demonstrated ability to drive project completion on time and in
    a detailed manner, as well as self-motivation, intelligence and
    strong work ethic.

    Excellent organizational skills: accurate and thorough, as well
    as communication skills: listening, writing and verbal.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

    Experience working in museum or library setting. Knowledge of
    conservation documentation. Training in advanced camera and
    spectral system operation, RTI, imaging software and data and
    metadata management techniques and familiarity with

Aniko Bezur, PhD
Director of Scientific Research
Center for Conservation and Preservation
Yale University
PO Box 27393
West Haven, CT 06516-7393
Mobile: 203-815-6968
Fax: 203-479-1444

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