Digital Retouch Artist
Thank you for your interest in becoming Digital Retouch Artist (DRA) for NILMDTS. Our work seeks to help families soften their pain, and help create photographic memories of their baby that they can be proud to share with other family members and future generations.
Please view this application as you would any application for a professional position.
Note to International Applicants (outside North America): Currently we are only able to accept applications from the USA, USA territories, and the following countries (but not their territories): Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Note: You will need to pay a $10 application fee prior to submitting your application. Requirements: Advanced Photoshop ability. Other retouching programs may be used, but Photoshop is mandatory for the advanced level of retouching often needed for our services.
Note: All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older at the time of application.
IF YOU ARE RE-APPLYING: Our database system is email based. If you are re-applying, please use a different email than the original email used in your first application. We will be able to merge your accounts after the approval process is complete.
Skills Criteria & Image Submission Requirements to Apply (Click to Expand)
Basic First Steps:
Information About Applying as a Digital Retouch Artist
Skills Criteria & Evaluation Process
Once your application has been received, it will be evaluated by the NILMDTS DRA Application Review Team. This Team consists of experienced Digital Retouch Artists who will score your application. An application must score at least 28 out of 40 points to be considered for approval. We use a 0-10 scoring system (0 is lowest and 10 is highest).
All DRA applications will be reviewed on the following criteria:
The application review process may take up to four weeks depending on the current volume (although it is sometimes longer during the busy Trade Show season).
Requirements: Advanced Photoshop ability. Other retouching programs may be used, but Photoshop is mandatory for the advanced level of retouching often needed for our services.
I have applied, now what happens? (Click to Expand)
The application process can take up to four weeks depending on the current volume (although it is sometimes longer during the busy Trade Show season).
If your application has been declined:
Applicants who are declined are always more than welcome to re-apply at a later date, after their skills have improved. Please feel free to inquire about specifics in how you can improve your work. The MAC Team is always willing to share their expertise.
If your application has been approved:
- You will receive an acceptance letter in the mail with information about how to activate your member account.
- Sign and return the Volunteer Services Agreement to Headquarters.
- Make an annual membership fee of $25.01. Please see the Benefits of Membership.
Once your account has been activated:
- You will receive a New Member Welcome Packet in the mail with detailed instructions on how to get started in your new volunteer role.
- Your benefits as a member will be activated.
Step 1: Pay Application Fee »
Reason for the Application Fee
In order to submit the application, you must first have an Application Fee invoice number!
You will receive an email confirming the processing of the application fee.
Step 2: Complete Application »
To begin the application, use the invoice number located on the shopping cart receipt.
You will receive another email confirming if your application was received.