Image Retoucher

Job details

Te Papa Tongarewa
20 Nov 2012
Work type
Part time employment
Work classification
Design, Culture & Heritage, Literature & Publishing


Te Papa Press is the museum's publishing imprint, producing books on New Zealand's culture, history and natural world.

The Natural Environment Team of Te Papa is commencing production of one of Te Papa's most ambitious publications on New Zealand Fishes.

The Natural Environment technical editors and Te Papa Press need you to provide high-quality digital scanning, retouching and prepress services to Te Papa Press for the publication.

You will be part of Te Papa Press along with a Production Editor who will be recruited to support this production. You will also work closely with a Publishing Coordinator who will be reporting to the Natural Environment technical editors.

This position is 30 hours per week and the work is to be undertaken in two blocks between mid January – mid April and mid July - mid November 2013.

To be successful in this position you will have:

  • At least two years successful experience in image scanning and operation of scanning software in a colour critical environment.
  • At least four years successful experience in digital image manipulation and enhancement for publishing or advertising.
  • Sound understanding of general publishing requirements, printing methodology and terminology.
  • Good understanding of photographic techniques.
  • High level of competence with Macintosh computers and peripherals.
  • Successful experience in estimating time and costs accurately, organising time effectively and meeting deadlines in a multiple-job programme.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle precious objects safely and appropriately.
  • Understanding of copyright as it applies to image capture and use.
  • Knowledge of tikanga and its application in photography and imaging of taonga Maori.
  • Knowledge of museum operation and standards, and experience in heritage collection digitisation projects.
  • Good technical understanding of computer networking.

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Written by

Te Papa

7 Nov 2012

Interests The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa's key tasks are to preserve and present the taonga (treasures) of New Zealand's peoples and to interpret the country's heritage for national and international audiences.