Database Consultant, The Mark Shaw Photographic Archive, East Dummerston VT

The Mark Shaw Photographic Archive ( is seeking information expertise to help us develop a unique, customized database system for our small photo archive. Our current antiquated system and protocols need an upgrade and we are seeking a review of the options available to us, as well as information about the current conventions for museums and archives. We're exploring options from developing around an eCommerce platform like Magento, to starting with a digital repository like Omeka, to building a hybrid system that uses both kinds of databases. An intern would work directly with Mark Shaw Photographic Archive founder and director Juliet Cuming, and with our web designer. This project requires creativity, outside the box thinking, and a knowledge of the available tools.

The Mark Shaw Photographic Archive engages in a variety of income producing activities: we license images, create fine art prints, and produce books and exhibitions featuring the work of photographer Mark Shaw. Based near Brattleboro Vermont our family run archive is the only solar powered, totally "off the grid" photo archive in the world. While initial site visits would be necessary, much of the internship could be completed from home. Please send cover letter and resume to:

Juliet Cuming, Director
The Mark Shaw Photographic Archive
98 Falk Road
East Dummerston, VT. 05346

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