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Our Albright-Knox team is made up of people who are passionate about art and who work hard to serve our audiences and help fulfill our mission.

Information Systems Coordinator (Full Time)

Reporting to the Director of Information Technology, the Information Systems Coordinator will help with the daily operations of the museum’s Information Technology Department. This position will help support the museum’s mission by ensuring the museum’s technology resources are available to the staff and operating as expected. This position will be the principal point of contact for providing general troubleshooting and technical support for the museum’s staff and volunteers. The Information Systems Coordinator is an on-site, in-office, full-time position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the first point of contact for employees seeking technical assistance over the phone or email.
  • Walk employees through the problem-solving process. 
  • Handle help desk requests and escalations through tickets or phone. 
  • Follow up on outstanding requests and ensure timely resolution. 
  • Create employee accounts and install/configure employee hardware. 
  • Support, move, install, and operate audio and video equipment for exhibitions and events. 

Required Qualifications

  • Tech savvy with working knowledge of office automation products, databases, and remote-control software
  • Windows Server 2016–2012R2
  • Windows 10,8,7, Mac OS X, and Office 365 applications
  • Active Directory maintenance and Exchange 2013
  • Mac and PC hardware, printers, scanners, computer peripherals, mobile devices (iOS, Android)
  • Client PC connectivity: ethernet, TCP/IP, and VPN
  • File server knowledge
  • Strong customer service and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to communicate technical information, both verbal and written, to a wide range of employees
  • Ability to lift and move equipment weighing 50 pounds or more
  • CompTIA A+ Certification
  • 2 years+ experience working in a Windows/Mac environment

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Fine Art Photographer (Full Time)

Start Date: January 2020

The Fine Art Photographer will be a team member with high-level technical planning and oversight responsibilities in creating digital images that are compliant with preservation-quality museum standards in order to correctly represent the objects from the museum's collections.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the actual digitization of the physical Collection(s) using industry-grade equipment and digitization workflows. This includes both acquisition and installation photography of fine art and final AK Public Art Initiative projects.
  • Maintain and develop skills in the use of professional digital capture systems, both hardware and software, according to current museum best practices.
  • Help translate overall strategic digitization plans into specific imaging workflows for entire photography team for maximum productivity.
  • Work with members of the team to produce written and visual documentation of studio projects and workflows as part of a standard operating procedural document.
  • Along with the assistance of the Photography Studio Manager and Technician, manage the quality and control processes, and handle calibration and maintenance tasks.
  • Test new equipment and technologies. Make recommendations on equipment purchases and repairs to keep studio updated and functioning.
  • Maintain and/or oversee maintenance of studio and imaging equipment.
  • Consult with curatorial department to determine views, appropriate setup, and lighting for museum objects. Work with collections management staff to ensure safe handling of works of art.
  • Process digital files to match original art objects, maintaining industry standards for color managed workflows. Conduct and/or supervise color correcting, retouching, and processing of raw digital files.
  • Prepare Photoshop scripts to automate file processing and to develop efficient workflows tailored to specific projects.
  • Provide technical guidance to other staff members and collaborate with colleagues at other institutions on the production of images.
  • Other related photography duties will be assigned as necessary.
  • Under the direction of the Digital Assets Manager, basic management, organization, and ingestion of digital assets into the museum’s digital assets management system, Piction.

Required Qualifications

  • BA in photography or related field preferred.
  • 5+ years of professional digital photography experience in a museum, library, archive, or similar setting required.
  • Experience with digital assets management systems preferred.
  • Proficiency with studio cameras, lenses, and other necessary equipment.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, other graphic arts applications, and museum software applications.
  • Visual sensitivity to a wide range of 2D and 3D objects.
  • Demonstrated skill with color-correcting image files.
  • Advanced knowledge of lighting techniques and sources.
  • Knowledge of large- and medium-format cameras.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and to adapt to advancements in digital imaging technologies.
  • Working knowledge of contemporary art and art history.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines; strong time management and project management skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Experience handling art preferred.

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Designer (Full Time)

An integral part of the Albright-Knox’s Publications Department, the Designer designs and produces a wide variety of materials in support of the museum’s brand and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Print

  • Design and produce print materials that support the museum’s day-to-day activities, including invitations, brochures, members’ calendars, rack cards, newsletters, advertisements, signs, and posters
  • Participate in meetings with colleagues across the museum to discuss scope, concept, design, budget, and schedule of projects
  • Prepare and present preliminary designs, comprehensives, and complete layouts for review and approval by colleagues
  • Revise projects as needed through subsequent rounds of review
  • In collaboration with the Head of Publications, identify vendors to provide printing and other services, assign projects to vendors, and manage project schedules
  • Provide quality control of all projects by overseeing approvals of printer’s proofs and attending press checks, as required

Digital

  • Design digital advertisements, invitations, and newsletters
  • Provide art direction for online shop photography
  • Identify and crop images for the AK’s website
  • Create graphics for the website, social media, and emails
  • Maintain and update email templates and produce emails
  • Help with visual QA for the website and emails
  • Establish templates for videos and video series, including title screens, text overlays, and credit screens

Exhibitions

  • In collaboration with curators and editors, develop and design exhibition graphics, including overall exhibition identities, title walls, and wall texts
  • Work with colleagues and vendors on preparation and installation of exhibition graphics
  • Design and produce gallery guides, family guides, and booklets

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in graphic design or a related field
  • Five or more years work experience, preferably in a museum setting
  • Solid understanding of design and production and mastery of associated tools, including Adobe Creative Suite for Mac
  • Excellent skills in pre-press, file preparation, and specification for diverse forms of production
  • In-depth knowledge of offset and digital printing and print production
  • Understanding of relevant design standards regarding accessibility for all audiences
  • Ability to advise on color correction of photographs for print and web
  • Good communication skills and desire to function as part of a close-knit team
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines

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Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions. Thank you for your interest in working with our team at the Albright-Knox.

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, genetics or any other legally protected status.

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    The Association of Art Museum Directors has launched an internship program for undergraduate students from under-represented backgrounds. The Albright-Knox is a proud recipient of funding from AAMD as part of this program.

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