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12 May 2018

Full-Time Fine Art Photographer and Preparator

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery  New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

Michael Rosenfeld Gallery seeks a full-time in-house fine art photographer and preparator. Daily responsibilities are divided between professional-quality photography and preparator duties.

Daily Photography Responsibilities Include:
• Take professional quality photography of all artworks entering the gallery inventory, following gallery imaging protocols and direction as necessary
• Take professional quality installation photographs of all gallery exhibitions
• Edit all photographs to be presentation-ready
• Properly save and archive all photographs taken with correct sizing, file formatting, and detailed notes per gallery protocol
• Self-sufficiently maintain photography workflow, keeping track of works to be photographed and communicating to colleagues when photography is completed

Daily Preparator Responsibilities Include:
• Help to pull and hang artworks in gallery viewing rooms for client presentations
• Create custom boxes and portfolios for artworks
• Unhinge delicate works on paper
• Defit and Refit Paintings and works on paper into their frames.
• Support full-time preparator staff in other capacities on an as needed basis

• Highly skilled with Canon EOS 5D mark IV Camera
• Highly skilled in Adobe Lightroom CC and Adobe Photoshop CC
• Experience with continuous light, flash and strobes for photography
• Experience lighting artworks in different light settings and working with reflective and non-reflective surfaces
• Experience specifically with fine art photography – artwork types are primarily paintings, works on paper, and sculpture
• Familiar managing and converting file formats quickly in a workflow, including: jpeg, tiff, raw, dng, etc.
• Knowledgable of and comfortable handling all types of artwork especially defitting and refitting into frames fragile historical paintings and works on paper
• Highly flexible to work as a photographer within a commercial gallery space, balancing the need to complete photography duties and allowing space for sales presentations
• Flexible to shoot artworks in sometimes not ideal settings, problem solving to complete the task
• Very organized and detail-oriented, capable of very consistently maintaining proper file records for thousands of files
• Strong communication skills to actively communicate with gallery owners and colleagues
• Lift up to 50lbs

The successful candidate takes photographs that become part of a growing catalog of archival professional images that are used in sales materials, advertisements, and publications.


How to Apply


Applicants, please send a cover letter with your resume:

Job Categories: Museum and Gallery. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: art gallery, art handler, arts, fine arts, and photography. States: New York.

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