Missouri History Museum
  • 02-Oct-2019 (CST)
  • Library & Archives - Lindbergh
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • $21.63
  • Hourly
  • Temporary full-time

Comprehensive benefits package

Position Summary:

The Special Projects Photographer is responsible for producing publication quality digital photography of 3-dimensional museum objects, performing post-production editing on images in Adobe Photoshop, uploading Photo Studio images to the museum's digital asset management system and associating these images to its related collections management record. 

This position is temporary full-time for 25 months. Position slated to start January 1, 2020.

Essential Functions:

  • Produces publication quality digital photography of 3-dimensional museum objects
  • Performs post-production editing on images in Adobe Photoshop
  • Connects Photo Studio images in the museums digital asset management system; and connects these images with their related collections management record


  • Bachelors degree
  • Specialized training in professional photography/digital photography and object handling
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in museum photography or in a professional photography studio/lab


  • Ability to handle (sometimes fragile) museum collections; knowledge of professional standards when handling museum objects and artifacts
  • Professional expertise in digital photography, studio lighting, and staging museum objects; ability to produce artistically-crafted, aesthetically pleasing, and skillfully executed publication quality images
  • High level of expertise in Adobe Photoshop; experience with managing digital photographs in a digital asset management system; some experience with collections management systems
  • Ability to communicate well and clearly with staff across all museum divisions, especially as related to project tracking and workflows
  • Comfort with self-directed activity and ability to meet deadlines
  • Some knowledge of copyright as it pertains to digital reproductions in a museum setting and online

Deadline to Apply: Position open until filled. This grant funded position begins on January 1, 2020.

Please upload cover letter and resume when applying.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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