Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Harvard University11Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

Date Posted:
July 11, 2019

Eastern Massachusetts



Part-Time Object Photographer

Photograph selected objects and process resulting images for use by the museum. This is a part-time position for seven hours one day of the week. The day will be chosen in advance by supervisor and candidate.
Typical duties include:
  • Using photography equipment (camera, lights, background paper) provided by the museum, photograph objects of various sizes and condition, selecting the appropriate background and lighting, to highlight object
  • Under museum staff supervision, handle objects of varying shapes and sizes to and from photography set-up
  • Process images according to museum guidelines for metadata standards for input into the museum database
  •  As needed, assist Associate Registrar for Rights and Reproductions to create impromptu mounts to stabilize objects during photography
Basic Qualifications: BFA in photography and pursuing graduate studies for MFA in photography or have recently completed MFA in photography. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Bridge.Ability to work independently with attention to detail. Experience photographing inanimate objects and visual literacy.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working within a museum setting handling fragile objects.Knowledge of Nikon D750 and image capture.
All images created for this position will be works made for hire and will be the property of President and Fellows of Harvard College.
Offer contingent on applicant’s successful completion of a pre-employment background checks screening.
How To Apply:
Please email cover letter, resume, portfolio and three references to Cynthia Mackey,
Apply by:
August 30, 2019
About this Organization:
Founded in 1866, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology is one of the oldest museums in the world devoted to anthropology and houses one of the most comprehensive records of human cultural history in the Western Hemisphere.