Image Services Coordinator (ref. 13-60) 
The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco is seeking a talented and dedicated 
professional to join its Image Services team. 
The Image Service Coordinator, reporting to the Head of Registration, will 
be responsible for creating, managing, distributing, and archiving the 
museum's image assets. S/he will work closely with the Museum 
Photographer, as well as vendors and cross-departmental staff 
(Publications Education, Marketing, Public Relations, Retail, and 
Curatorial) on photographic requests and digital images. 
The Image Services Coordinator will: 
  * Develops and manages an ongoing effective scheduling system for the 
Museum  to ensure photo-documentation of art objects and specified museum 
activities and events 
  * Administers the AAMs photography policy and coordinates internal and 
external photographic requests 
  * Establishes and maintains the integrity of the museum's collection 
image files; organizes and manages the records of reproduction rights for 
objects in the collection. 
  * Fulfills photographic rights and reproductions requests. 
  * Coordinates the acquisition of exhibition related images, obtains 
permissions and tracks and maintains files of (remove transparencies) 
images on loan to the museum. 
  * Negotiates fees and terms of image use, generates contracts and 
invoices; works with the Finance Department to reconcile receivables. 
 Coordinates departmental budget. 
  * Checks and cross-references images with accession records in the 
collections database; uses software (QScan) to tag and store digital 
images in various resolutions and file formats and to link images to 
records in the collections database. 
  * Handles and assists with the set up studio equipment as required. 
Assists the photographer in maintaining photo studio and facilities. 
  * Assists with database management software; checks and revises 
collection records for objects. 
  * Bachelor's degree in Art, Art History, Museum Studies, Arts 
Administration, or closely related field from an accredited college or 
  * Two (2) years of related experience in image archiving methods and/or 
rights and reproductions issues in an art museum or similar institution, 
or an equivalent combination of academic qualifications and work 
experience. Some exposure to museum registration work is preferred. 
  * Familiarity with legal matters related to collections; Knowledge of 
copyright law, with a primary focus on fair use within a museum context 
preferred. Related experience in a photography studio; good understanding 
of the principles, practices, routine procedures, and workflow of a 
photography studio, including experience producing digital images 
  * Excellent computer skills and experience with collection database 
management programs; proficiency using Photoshop; understanding of digital 
file management applications preferred 
  * Ability to operate photographic equipment (including lights, handheld 
cameras, and view cameras) as well as computer equipment used in a digital 
photo studio (including computers, scanners, and printers) 
  * Ability to produce high quality scans, image files, and digital 
prints; to demonstrate consistent commitment to excellence in quality 
  * Must be a self-starter who is punctual, dependable, and conscientious; 
reliable and trustworthy 
  * Must possess effective interpersonal communication skills and have an 
interest in and appreciation of art. 
  * Extremely accurate and detail-oriented 
  * Strong interpersonal, planning, and organizational skills; excellent 
written and oral communication skills; effective problem solving and 
conflict resolution skills 
  * Ability to actively promote the museum and its image related services 
by developing positive working relationships internal and external to the 
museum; successfully prioritize and work on multiple projects 
simultaneously; maintain a sense of perspective and humor while working 
under pressure 
* 21.75 to 26.13 per hour (annualized equivalent of $45,240 to 54,350) 
with generous benefits package 
*Please note:  This position is represented by SEIU 1021. New hires start 
at the beginning of the salary range. 
Apply online below or 
Send a letter of interest and resume ASAP to: 
Asian Art Museum 
200 Larkin Street 
San Francisco, CA 94102 
FAX: 415.861.2359 
* The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world 
devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture. Home to more than 18,000 
works of art from over 40 Asian countries, we strive to be a catalyst for 
discovery, dialogue, and inspiration. With Asia as our lens and art as our 
cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, 
igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity.* 
The Asian Art Museum embraces diversity in its mission, programs, and 
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