Part-time Temporary Photographer Needed

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The David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University is looking for a part-time, temporary photographer to document its collection, exhibitions, and activities.

Position Title:  Temporary Photographer, Posting Number 201700226SF

Number of Vacancies:  1

New Hire Rate:  $15.90 / hr., Non-Exempt, 29 hours/wk

Application Closes:  January 7, 2018

Position Function
Photograph works of art for the documentation of the museum’s collection, loans, acquisitions, conservation projects, exhibition installations, permanent displays, ephemeral publications, and educational activities.

Minimum Education:  High School degree or GED.

Preferred Education:  B.S. in Imaging Sciences or B.F.A. in Photography

Minimum Experience:  1 year in a professional photography studio or equivalent with knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

Preferred Experience: 3 years experience working in a cultural heritage institution and/or professional photography studio, or equivalent

Minimum Skills:  Ability to effectively meet deadlines.  Strong communication and organizational skills.  Detail oriented problem solving.  Ability to stand for long periods of time, climb ladders, and lift up to 40 pounds.  Ability to work both alone and as part of a team, while maintaining a positive attitude

Preferred Skills:  Software fluency: Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and collection management systems.  Studio and on location lighting and backdrops.  Color management and digital retouching skills.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Photograph 2 and 3-dimensional original works of art in the museum’s collection, art lent to the museum, and art newly acquired by the museum.
  • Complete digital post-production, application of related metadata to file, upload to cloud storage, and link or embed images to collection management system database.
  • Be responsible for the documentation of exhibitions, installations, museum architecture, portraits, and related events.
  • Manage color and closed system calibration of monitors, cameras, and other related studio equipment. Maintain up to date knowledge of current industry standards for studio lighting, digital camera equipment, and relevant software.
  • Maintain studio equipment and software upgrades.
  • Train to handle artworks with great care.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Cover Letter, Portfolio, Other

How to Apply

Apply online at

EEO Statement
Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

About Ball State University
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of 10 academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.


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