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Digital Imaging Technician University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 78712

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Brief Details

Job: Digital Imaging Technician


Company: University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX 78712

Job Description

Job Posting Title:

Digital Imaging Technician

Hiring Department:

Harry Ransom Center

Position Open To:

All Applicants

Weekly Scheduled Hours:


FLSA Status:


Earliest Start Date:

Jan 06, 2020

Position Duration:

Expected to Continue



Job Description:

Photographs and digitizes collection materials in the Harry Ransom Center. Ensures quality control of digital images. Supports departmental workflows and job competition. Maintains hardware and software in the Center’s photography studio.

Job Details:

General Notes

About the Harry Ransom Center:

The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Its extensive collections provide unique insight into the creative process of writers and artists, deepening our understanding and appreciation of literature, photography, film, art, and the performing arts. Visitors engage with the Center’s collections through research and study, exhibitions, publications, and a rich variety of program offerings including readings, talks, symposia, and film screenings.

The Ransom Center encourages discovery, inspires creativity, and advances understanding of the humanities for a broad and diverse audience through the preservation and sharing of its extraordinary collections.

The Ransom Center welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We welcome applicants from under-represented groups and those who can demonstrate a commitment to inclusion.


Assesses digitization needs and performs digital imaging of the Harry Ransom Center’s collections using digital cameras and other digital equipment, including the Digital Transition BC100 and RGC180. Advises on best arrangement of materials to be photographed or angle of shots to produce desired results. Handles fragile and rare collection materials under established best practices.
Ensures quality control of digital images. Performs post-processing tasks such as color correction and image enhancement for digital images; monitors, calibrates, and adjusts settings on hardware and software tools as needed; processes and prepares digital files for archiving, printing, and access.
Maintains hardware and software; troubleshoots hardware and software; provides technical support. Trains, supervises, and reviews work of student staff in the lab. Consults and serves as a resource for staff on issues of digitization and the use of imaging hardware and software, as needed.
Works with staff in Digital Collection Services and/or other department to create, revise, and align production workflows; creates and maintains workflow documentation. May train and assist colleagues on issues pertaining to imaging and studio practices.
Other related functions as assigned.
Required Qualifications

A BA in an arts-related field such as Media Studies, Photography, Digital Archives, etc. Demonstrated experience with digital photography and digital reformatting. Advanced knowledge of digital imaging software and hardware. Familiarity with Capture One and Adobe Photoshop. Good organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred qualifications:

Experience working in, or management of, a professional photography studio or digitization lab. Familiarity with handling fragile library, archival, and museum materials.


$30,000 for 30 hours per week.

Working Conditions

May work around standard office conditions. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.

Required Materials


3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
Letter of interest
Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.


The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197.

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