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Human Resources Manager
National Gallery of Victoria
PO Box 7259
Melbourne VIC 3004

Positions advertised

Photographer, Digitisation Project - Part Time

Classification VPS 3.1 $58,630 pro rata per annum + 9.5% superannuation

Part Time (6 days per fortnight), Fixed Term for 12 months
Closing date for applications: 29 July 2014

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is seeking a Photographer, Digitisation Project to photograph artworks in the NGV collection as part of the NGV’s Digitisation Project.

Established in 1861, the NGV is Australia’s oldest public art gallery.  Today, the NGV is the most attended gallery in Australia welcoming approximately 1.9 million visitors each year across its two buildings.  It is a dynamic, vibrant and essential community institution that contributes to the cultural, educational and social wellbeing of both Australian and international visitors.

As part of the NGV’s Digitisation Project you will be required to photograph artworks from the collection to the highest technical standard following procedures and standards established by the photographic services department.  In the case of three-dimensional artworks, you will be required to use creative interpretation and innovation for the best possible reproduction.  You will also produce images for a wide range of uses such as the NGV’s website, publications, merchandise and exhibition signage.

You will ensure the safe handling of artworks and that all images are processed ready for publication in timely manner and uploaded to the NGV’s image database. You will keep accurate records and produce weekly reports for works photographed in each collection area.

To be successful you will have a degree in photography coupled with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a museum photography studio environment using large format digital capture and a range of lighting types. You will have experience in using both PC and Macintosh platforms and a variety of digital photographic equipment, databases and software applications including Photoshop with proven knowledge of colour management and its role in colour accuracy. You will have the ability to conceptualise and produce complex photographic works in both 2D and 3D. You will also have the ability to work autonomously and cooperatively with other staff and to prioritise work, meet deadlines, be self-motivated and determined and to meet specified quality standards.

To apply for this role, please send a covering letter, a separate statement addressing each of the key selection criteria and resume to or forward your application to Job Applications, Human Resources, National Gallery of Victoria, PO Box 7259, Melbourne VIC 3004 by 29 July 2014.

The role statement is available in Adobe PDF format.