U.S. Supreme Court seeks permanent full-time photographer
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The United States Supreme Court is hiring a new full-time, permanent photographer who will be tasked with documenting a variety of things related to the Supreme Court, including employees, buildings and artwork the Court has in its collection. This individual will also be tasked with 'managing public access' to the Court's Photographs Collection, per the job listing.
The job listing was posted on March 13, and it will be live until March 27 at 11:59PM EST. The chosen photographer will be located in Washington D.C. and will work with the Court’s Curator’s Office performing the above duties, as well as photographing various events. Those interested in the position must be a U.S. citizen, pass a security background check, and must meet the minimum qualifications.
According to the job listing, a qualified applicant will possess both 3-5 years of 'progressively responsible [photography] experience' as well as a Bachelor’s degree. In lieu of that experience, the applicant needs 'any directly related experience that has demonstrated a thorough understanding of the principles, practices and techniques of photography, image processing and image management.' The college degree requirement can be waived if the applicant has 'at least four years of additional experience.'
As well, the job listing says the applicant must know how to operate Nikon and Hasselblad gear, including accessories, artificial lighting, and video cameras. The applicant also needs digital image processing skills, Digital Asset Management software experience, proficiency with Microsoft Word/Access/Excel and Adobe Creative Suite, and more.
Interested photographers can apply via the USA Jobs link below. Applications require a cover letter and resume, form OF-306, the completion of an online questionnaire, and a portfolio link with three examples of multiple types of photos, including special event photographs, individual portraits, and more.
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