Digital Image Processing Specialist

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- Bachelors Degree


- Relational Databases

- Metadata

- Photography

- Adobe Photoshop

- Computer Skills


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Digital Image Processing Specialist (7397U) 2121 - 2121 About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the worlds most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeleys culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at ****************************************** .

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: October 29, 2019

Departmental Overview

The mission of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is to inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialogue through art, film, and other forms of creative expression. BAMPFA has developed an international reputation for its active and ambitious exhibition programs, as well as for the quality of its art and film collections and research resources. BAMPFA is an institution with a stellar history and an exciting future. For more information, visit our website **********.


Assists fine art photographer in creating and processing new digital images of artworks, maintaining accurate color management and ensuring fidelity of images using Adobe Photoshop. Assists with lighting and set-up. Creates multiple versions of images, such as with and without color bars. Crops images and performs quality control. Troubleshoots and solves complex technical problems associated with imaging and color management.

Processes new and legacy images following BAMPFAs image management protocols. Creates or verifies filenames and s accurate descriptive and administrative metadata. Works with curators and registrars to identify legacy images and improve their metadata. Ingests content into Piction, the BAMPFA digital asset management system. Utilizes various computer applications including CollectionSpace for BAMPFAs art collection database and Piction for asset management in day-to-day work associated with asset and workflow management.

Refines images for publication and presentation as needed by standardizing borders, silhouetting and using other techniques. Collaborates with project staff to help determine best practices, benchmarks, and project workflows. Performs other duties as assigned.

Participates in administrative policy and program planning and development.

Required Qualifications

Experience assisting with digital photography and related professional imaging and processing work in an art museum environment, OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop including color and tonal correction, masking and compositing, layers, paths, actions, and non-destructive workflow.

Familiarity with file transfer methods such as FTP.

Familiarity with digital asset management systems and procedures.

Familiarity with metadata standards, processes, and workflows.

Familiarity with relational database software.

Excellent aptitude for learning new computer tools and systems.

Attention to detail and accuracy and outstanding organizational skills.

Extremely high visual acuity and color perception.

Strong computer skills in Mac environment.

Familiarity with art cataloging.

Ability to work in a team to achieve d goals.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Training and/or experience relevant to digital image capture and processing of art objects, as well as metadata entry and standards.

Salary & Benefits

The hourly salary of the position is $24.14

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

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