Photo Librarian

Do you have a sharp eye for what makes a terrific photograph? Do you enjoy film and realize the impact pictures can make in publications?

Are you an organized person who keeps track of details? JAARS needs a photo librarian to manage the photos and videos used to support our efforts. You could help make Bible translation possible!

Brief Description

Manage, develop, and select photos and video, and store for inclusion in the JAARS photolibrary.

  • For a volunteer or a staff person who raises support
  • Must be able to work in the US
  • Position is for approximately 20 hours per week
  •  Evaluate and select highest quality photos and video footage
  • Maintain standards of metadata in describing photos, incorporating keywords, and consistently identifying photographers
  • Store photos and videos in an accessible format for publication in print and web
  • Follow structure and instructions for cataloguing photos and video footage
  • Assist in the research for a new and more easily accessible photolibrary software
  • Transfer photolibrary to the new software
  • Support graphic designers, website managers, and customers with requests for specific types of photos in a timely manner
  • Actively develop the photo collection by seeking new material
  • Discover, make connections, and acquire photos and video footage from good photographers
  • Create measures to improve, update, and raise the quality of photos through research on photo details and photo sources
  • Pursue permission to use photos before uploading to the photolibrary
  • Willingness to be flexible in hours when in high demand, normal four to eight hours weekly
  • Demonstrate a deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
  • Embrace the vision, mission, and core values of JAARS, and help us live them effectively
Education and Experience
  • Some college or life experience in photography
  • Ability to judge photo quality and demonstrate this skill
  • Excellent computer skills including electronic file management
  • Organizational skills to handle large quantities of photos, video footage, and enter metadata
  • Good eye for quality composition of photos, resolution, and lighting
  • Research skills
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Willing to support the needs of others
  • Experience with photo editing software helpful, but not required
  • Ability to use scanners, printers, transfer and upload files, and email for customer delivery
I'm Interested