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Digital Imaging Technician

Princeton University


Posted: 23-Feb-24

Location: Princeton, NJ, US, 08544

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Other Staff/Administrative

Internal Number: 237112121

Digital Imaging Technician
Job ID: 2024-18566
Type: Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: Library
Princeton University

Princeton University Library seeks a candidate to become a part of our digital imaging studio group, working with a variety of cultural heritage materials from our world-class Graphic Arts Collection. This opportunity to democratize access and help support academic pursuits of students and scholars from around the globe provides those with digital imaging skills the chance to work on the preparation and photography of manuscripts, artifacts, photographs, and artwork.

This position is a full-time, two-year term position.


The successful candidate will principally use a copy camera system, consisting of a copy stand, lights and a specialized camera with an attached medium format digital back. Additional work may include working with a bound material copy system, FX DSLRs, mirrorless camera systems, or flatbed scanners. In addition, as a digital imaging technician, you will be responsible for image processing, editing, and organizing digital files on Macintosh and Windows systems, as well as photographically documenting conservation treatment, if needed. The successful candidate will use bibliographic data from catalog/finding aid records to develop directory structure and potentially add structural data to items using customized repository tools.

Digital Imaging Technicians are under the direct supervision of the Library Digital Imaging Manager and work both independently and collaboratively depending on projects. The successful candidate will document workflow, from retrieving and securing materials through image capture, processing, repository ingest and return of materials.

Those invited to interview should be prepared to demonstrate general image editing ability and show photographic skill through a small sampling of photographs, in analog or digital form.


  • Education: Bachelorâ™s degree
  • Experience with similar digital imaging systems as described above; high-resolution medium format digital backs, DSLRs, mirrorless digital camera systems, copy stands, photographic lighting
  • Familiarity with bibliographic systems to sufficiently identify descriptive elements
  • Ability to work for extended periods in a low-light, color-managed environment

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience handling special collections materials, including bound materials, graphic arts and manuscripts for digital library photography and conservation documentation
  • Skill in using Macintosh and Windows computer systems and associated hardware and software, including Capture One, Adobe Creative Suite applications, calibration software, spreadsheet and database software
  • Ability to discriminate tonal variations and color fidelity of digital reproductions in relation to original objects

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS


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Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation’s service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University’s generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.
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