The Art Department of the University of Massachusetts Boston is seeking
to fill a professional non-faculty position as Visual Resources Curator.
DESCRIPTION: The Curator is responsible for managing and developing the
visual resources collection of the Art Department, in particular the
slide collection of approximately 150,000 slides, as well as video tapes
and CDs, in consultation with faculty and appropriate staff. Duties
include: acquisition, cataloging, circulation, conservation and
maintenance of the collection in support of the undergraduate program in
the Art Department, as well as other departments and programs within the
University. The Curator must also develop technology-based storage and
delivery systems for visual images. S/he also is engaged in: developing
policies and long-range planning for the collection, its facilities and
its services; the establishment and maintenance of records related to
all areas of the collection; budget management; and oversight of
equipment and space for lecture courses. Hiring and training of staff
and students as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: BA degree with a strong background in art and/or
architectural history. MA preferred. Five years of progressively
responsible experience in a visual resources collection containing
slides, with demonstrated knowledge of acquisition, slide preparation,
cataloging, filing, archival storage, etc. Working knowledge of major
online information services, digital scanning, imaging systems and
multimedia software, with the ability to assess and integrate
appropriate complex and rapidly evolving information technologies into
the collection and instructional program. Experience in copy
photography. Basic familiarity with foreign languages. Strong written
and oral communication skills, with the ability to orient, train and
supervise faculty, staff, and students in the use of the collection and
Twelve-month renewable appointment. Hiring Salary Range:
$34,866-$40,968. Normal Starting Salary Range: $34,866-$37,917.
Professional Staff Salary Administration program Position Level 28.
Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of
reference to: Margaret Hart, Chair, Art Department, University of
Massachusetts, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125
Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is
The University of Massachusetts Boston is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title 9 employer. Applications from
minority and women candidates are especially encouraged.