Curator/Archivist of Digital, Film, Print Resource in Oakdale, New York

Salary: Starting at 40,000.00
Type: Full Time – Other

POSITION DECRIPTION The Curator and Archivist of Digital, Film, and Print Resources will report to the Chair of the Visual Arts Department and be responsible for overseeing the Digital, Film, and Print Collection, supervise graduate assistants and work-study students, and provide leadership for the design, development, acquisition and application of image resources and information access technologies. RESPONSIBILITES Manage the Digital, Film and Print Resources of the to support the art history, studio art and graphic design programs, as well as other faculty users. Oversee digital acquisitions and production, image cataloging, data processing and entry, filing and circulation, reference services, statistics, policies and procedures. Knowledge and understanding of curatorial and archival principles, systems and procedures. Provide reference and training service for patrons. Implement photo documentation of student work of art for the College literary journal. Prepare the annual report. Maintain posted regular hours in the Digital, Film and Print Resources Collection. Participate in professional organizations and conferences. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Application deadline is May 1st. If attending CAA conference, please submit cv via email attachment ( by Feb. 14. We will be conducting interviews at the conference. Include cover letter, resume, and name, address and telephone number of three references. On employment history, include year and months employed. Send to: Chair, Visual Arts Department, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY 11769. Anticipated start date: Sept. 1, 2007. Position contingent upon funding.

Candidate must have a Master’s of Library Science Degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association with major emphasis in art history, architecture, design, and/or fine arts. Two to four years experience managing visual collections in both analog and digital formats; knowledge of cataloging, digital imaging technologies, metadata issues. Excellent computer skills on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Photoshop, Word and PowerPoint skills are a must. Basic research skills both bibliographic and via the Internet. Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language. Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills. Extensive knowledge of digital asset management standards and best practices, including those related to scanning, metadata, encoding, archiving, rights, access, and software. Demonstrated experience with database development and maintenance.

Required Education: Other

NOTES: International Candidates Will Be Considered. The salary listed is a general estimate suggested by a consultant. There will be increments as one continues in the position.

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