Roger Williams University seeks a Visual Resources Curator responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining the visual resources collections and services while contributing to the library’s digital initiatives.
Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries, the Curator acquires, processes, and catalogs images for both the digital image and slide collections with primary support for the School of Architecture, Art, and Historic Preservation. In addition, the Curator supervises the work of the part-time Digital Resources Assistant and student employees, and is responsible for overseeing the training of faculty in the use of the visual resources collections.
The Visual Resources Curator is expected to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of visual image cataloging procedures and standards, and proficiency in computer applications such as MS Office Suite, Filemaker Pro or MS Access, and MS Photoshop. A working knowledge of the Madison Digital Image Database (MDID2) is preferred, as well as knowledge of the fair use guidelines within U.S. Copyright law, as they apply to visual resources. The Curator must be detail-oriented, able to successfully manage multiple projects, and proficient in both verbal and written communication.
A Master’s degree in Art History, Architectural History, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science with education in art or architectural history, or an equivalent in education and related work experience will be considered. Additionally, two to five years experience working in a visual resources collection and one to two years supervisory experience is necessary.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and names of three references to:
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Indicating the position code Ref #07-177.