Digitization projects with museums and libraries are excellent employment opportunities for photographers. Not only are these jobs ongoing projects that provide steady work, which can be a rarity for a photographer, but the subject matter is often fascinating and the work itself presents its own interesting photographic challenges (and these projects usually have some great equipment to work with).
If you are seeking employment, here are a couple of great resources that may be off your browser's beaten path:
The New York Metropolitan Library Council has a great Job Bank mostly for librarians, but also for digital photographers.
The New York Foundation For The Arts classified section has a Job Listing section for artists of all kinds, including photographers.
For example, I see that The Metropolitan Museum of Art is seeking an Associate Imaging Specialist.
So, if you are seeking a photo-gig, check out digitization projects.