Marian Wright Edelman (l) and Henry Hampton (r) during the filming of Edelman’s 1988 interview for Eyes on the Prize II: America at the Racial Crossroads (1965-1985) Henry Hampton Collection, Washington University Libraries Film & Media Archive:

J0040362 Photographer Imaging Technician


J0040362 Photographer Imaging Technician (full-time)


Kent, WA United States

Application Date

January 01, 1970

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SALARY: 40,000-50,000

At Iron Mountain we protect what our customers value most, from the everyday to the extraordinary, while helping them bridge the physical and digital world. Our people have the opportunity to bring their creativity to a workplace that thrives on change. Here, you will be part of a team that doesn’t just embrace what’s exceptional. It creates exceptional.

As a trusted partner to our clients there is a requirement that our Mountaineers must be vaccinated.

Imaging Technician/Photographer, Entertainment Services

Job Summary:

Responsible for image asset migration (digitization), restoration, remediation and reformat in the digital studio space. Coordinates and troubleshoots project assignments, communicates directly with customer/client point of contact for technical information exchange. Works with Client Services Representative, Studio Manager, Records and Customer Services to ensure receipt, tracking, and final delivery of contracted service to client. Support for Lead Image Specialist.

A. Image asset migration (digitization), restoration, remediation, and reformat in the digital studio space

B. Client communication

C. Research – format and metadata identification/verification

D. Project management, work logs, asset tracking, chain of custody, archival engineer reports for all asset production work

E. Troubleshoot, calibrate, and general maintenance/upkeep of existing equipment

F. Recommend and test new and used equipment (hardware and software) including software version, driver, and firmware update management

Functional Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies: Job requires a fundamental understanding of current and obsolete image and photographic formats and processes. Strong team and interpersonal skills are required in addition to technical and business expertise.

  • Familiarity with historic analog and digital video media formats including, but not limited to: negatives, positives, transparencies, glass plate, slide, and poster
  • Working knowledge of MAC/PC including but not limited to: PhotoShop, Photomechanical, Adobe Acrobat, FileMaker, and Light Room
  • Familiarity with rich media archive organization, inventory, and tracking
  • Detailed Archival and Work Log generation – detailed asset tracking of all production work and metadata
  • Familiarity with secure electronic and physical file delivery systems
  • Familiarity with backup solutions: digital archiving to server and LTO
  • Familiarity with restoration, remediation, stabilization of 2D Assets. Able to identify deterioration and recommend/execute remediation for safe digitization.
  • Set-up and configuration of scanning equipment: Flatbed Scanner, computer workstation, scanning peripherals.
  • Attention to detail/quality control: consistent monitor of image file quality
  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal
  • Self-motivation and effective time management: planning, organization, and prioritization for the successful and timely completion of projects
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrates ability to learn new technologies
  • Ability to constructively collaborate in a results-oriented team

Scope Information:

Nature of Impact: This position is the direct service provider to clients with direct impact on the business.

Job / Physical Requirements/Qualifications:

A. Physical Requirements: Although this is primarily a technical position, there is a minimal physical requirement to handle asset/media handling (inbounding/outbound) inventory boxes, session set-up, and hardware/scanning equipment configuration.

B. Utilization of Time and Equipment: (Allocate the % of a total day)

1. Laptop / desktop computer, telephone, scanning and digital photo work station

2. Session set-up, hardware/recording equipment configuration, handling cases, metal containers, and media asset boxes

3. Documentation: work logs, archival logs, asset inventory research, inbound/outbound, asset damage reports.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School or Equivalent & 2-4 years of relevant experience

Preferred Requirements:

  • A Bachelor Degree or Certificate from an accredited multi-media, film, photojournalism, graphics, or database/archive management school or technical program is highly preferred but not required.
  • Membership and participation with local and national technical associations such as; The American Photography Archives Group (APAG), The International Center of Photography (ICP), Association of Registrars and Collections Specialists (ARCS), Society of American Archivists (SAA) is encouraged
  • 2 Yrs College Preferred Experience: 4 – 7 Years