Visual Media Resources Assistant
Department: Visual Media Resources
Reports to: Visual Media Resources Curator
The Bard Graduate Center, a graduate institute affiliated with Bard College, offers MA and PhD programs in the study of the cultural history of the material world and is committed to the encyclopedic study of things, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, economic history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology.
The Visual Media Resources department is seeking an entry-level assistant to help maintain the teaching collection of images. The department also provides equipment, support, and training for students and faculty wishing to produce their own slides or digital images. The image collection consists of approximately 50,000 slides and 10,000 digital images that are made available for students and faculty using the MDID (Madison Digital Image Database) delivery system.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Image Creation, Processing, and Workflow
Coordinate with work-study students to create digital images by scanning from books and slides or using digital copy stand.
Check in faculty image orders for scanning, processing, and cataloging.
As needed, catalog image resources according to VRA standards and standards established by the Visual Media Curator.
Help Desk and Reference
Assist faculty in locating images in the slide drawers and the digital image database.
Assist students and faculty with the use of VMR and classroom equipment, including analog and digital copystand photography, scanning, Photoshop, Powerpoint, and CD burning.
Submit check requisitions.
Maintain departmental forms and statistics.
Perform weekly maintenance duties on VMR equipment.
As needed, re-file slides and incorporate new slides into the drawers.
Thorough knowledge of scanning and image correction in Photoshop.
Detail and service-oriented and able to juggle a variety of tasks.
Excellent knowledge of Art History, Decorative Arts History or Architectural History, or B.A. in art history related field.
Familiarity with the principles behind such standardized cataloguing procedures as CCO (Cataloging Cultural Objects) and VRA Core, or comparable library standards helpful.
Working knowledge of French, German, or Italian desirable.
The application deadline is November 17th, 2006. Send letter of application with salary requirements, resume, and names of three references to: Johanna Bauman, Visual Media Resources Curator, The Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street; New York, NY 10024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.