Position available, accepting applications:
Assistant Museum Professional – Academic Professional Position (Assistant Curator, Visual Resources Collection)
Arizona State University, School of Art
Institution and Department Profile
Arizona State University is one of the largest public universities in the nation with a bold new direction for transforming the institution in the 21st century. The Tempe campus is one of four ASU campuses in the Phoenix metropolitan area, and is located in the heart of Tempe. Across the four campuses nearly 60,000 are enrolled in daytime and evening classes which is the fourth largest university enrollment in the nation. ASU offers outstanding resources for study and research, including libraries, the university art museum which includes the Ceramics Research Center, four School of Art galleries, and performing arts spaces. The School of Art is located on the Tempe campus and is part of the Herberger College of Fine Arts which also includes the School of Music; Department of Dance; the University Art Museum; and Arts, Media, and Engineering.
The School of Art is a highly ranked program with 49 full time faculty positions, 11 staff, and 1,309 majors in BA, BFA, MA, MFA, and PhD programs. These include concentrations in Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Digital Art (undergraduate only), Digital Art (undergraduate only), Digital Technology (graduate only), Drawing, Fibers, Intermedia, Metals, Museum Studies, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Studio Art (undergraduate only).
Working with the Curator of the Visual Resources Collection to develop, research, and manage the collection of slides and digital images for the School of Art at Arizona State University which is a comprehensive visual arts program serving classes at the undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. levels.
Duties and Responsibilities
Managing and maintaining the Visual Resources Collection; cataloging, researching and accessioning images (slides and digital); producing and maintaining class review web-pages; supervising and assisting with the training of graduate and undergraduate employees; monitoring collection circulation; assisting in the development and management of databases; providing reference and instructional services.
Work hours are Monday through Friday 8-5 and other times as required for position duties.
Master’s degree in Art History or MLS with BA in Art History or related field and curatorial experience in a Visual Resources collection. Demonstrated knowledge of visual resource collection practices.
Demonstrated knowledge of the following: VRA Core and Cataloging Cultural Objects; Madison Digital Image Database (MDID2); MS Office and MS Access; HTML editing, Adobe Photoshop, and image scanning; library and art historical research methods for the purpose of cataloging and classifying images; evidence of research translation ability for at least one Western European language (preferably French, Italian or German). Demonstrated skill in using PC hardware and software related to maintaining visual resource collections and developing class review web pages which includes but is not limited to word-processing, database, and web development software. Demonstrated excellent communication skills. Evidence of participation in related professional organizations for example, Visual Resources Association, VRA; Art Libraries Society of North America, ARLIS/NA; and/or College Art Association, CAA, etc.
Application deadline is every two weeks until the position is filled. Include cover letter, resume, and name, address and telephone number of 3 references. On employment history, include month – year date format. Send all to Chair, Assistant Museum Professional Search Committee, School of Art, Box 871505, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-1505.
A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Lise J. Hawkos
Curator, Visual Resources Collection
Director, Harry Wood Gallery
School of Art
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-1505