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The Corning Museum of Glass is temporarily closed as we do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19. All previously scheduled classes, events, and programs are cancelled until further notice.

Assistant Photographer

Provides photography and imaging support for the Museum’s Collections Photography Department utilizing the most current digital technologies.


  • Adjusts post capture digital photographic images and scanned transparency files to accurately represent color and prepare for all online and print uses.
  • Performs 360º imaging capture and post-capture adjustment for Museum objects.
  • Photographs permanent and special exhibitions.
  • Assists with in-studio photographic lighting, set-ups, and image capture.
  • Performs condition report photography for outgoing loans.
  • Scans original collections materials using color management and current industry standards to ensure accurate reproduction.
  • Performs in-gallery documentation photography related to collection display and special exhibitions.
  • Assists with lighting of galleries and objects for permanent and special exhibitions.
  • Assists Conservation Department with photography for publications and documentation, as needed. Performs RTI imaging and other scientific imaging in conjunction with Conservators.
  • Calibrates monitors, printers and scanners within the Photography Department as needed.
  • Assists with other tasks as assigned.
  • Supports and amplifies the Museum’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and access.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in photography or digital imaging or equivalent experience required.
  • Experience in a museum setting preferred.
  • Respect and exemplify the values of the Corning Museum of Glass in all interactions with colleagues, staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Experience utilizing integrated color management workflows.
  • Extensive knowledge of current imaging software, image capture technology and practices and ability to master emerging technologies.
  • Significant experience in object photography, RTI, and photogrammetry desired
  • Ability to handle glass objects in a safe manner.
  • General familiarity with software including Microsoft Office Suite, OneDrive, and SharePoint.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Ability to represent the museum in a professional manner.
  • Some weekends and evenings required; flexibility in hours necessary.

To Apply

Email or mail resume with cover letter to [email protected] or send to Corning Museum of Glass, One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830, Attn: Human Resources. An Equal Opportunity Employer.