Visual Resource Curator, San Jose, CA

Working Title: Visual Resource Curator 

Position Classification: Information Technology Consultant – Career Valuing education and promoting life-long learning.

Reporting Unit: School of Art and Design

Bargaining Unit: California State University Employees

Union Requisition: 13029

Salary Range: $4,170/month – $8,536/month Student & Employee Success Posting Date:  8/2/07        First Screening Date:  8/23/07

Placing our highest priority on academic success and personal growth. Excellent benefit package offered with this position

About the Position: Excellence SJSU offers some of the nation’s highest quality and yet most affordable and accessible programs in art and design fields. With over 1900 students and nearly one hundred faculty and staff members, the School of Art and Design offers programs at the BA, BS, MA, and MFA levels in fields such as animation/illustration, digital media art, industrial, interior, and graphic design, photography, spatial and pictorial art, as well as art education and art history. Setting the highest standards in all we do.


The position of Visual Resource Curator manages, operates, and develops the School of Art and Design’s Visual Resources Library.  The position will develop and maintain Collection relational databases, develop and maintain all individual Art History and foundation course websites as well as the Visual Resources Library website, and digitize Collection material. The Visual Resource Curator will train staff in software applications and equipment and provide technical support to faculty and students during in-class presentations. Being honest, fair and accountable for our actions.


Respecting diversity and recognizing the strength this factor brings to our community. The Visual Resource Curator is also responsible for developing and maintaining classification and cataloguing systems and practices, evaluating and acquiring visual material, and collaborating with other campus departments with image collections.

Qualifications: Community We require a bachelor’s degree in an Information Technology field or Art History or Library and Information Science, or similar certified coursework.  We also require three years of experience setting up and maintaining databases and some experience with website design and maintenance.

Valuing collaborative relationships.

Candidates must possess a familiarity with systems used for cataloguing and making catalog items accessible.  We prefer experience with FileMaker Pro, Portfolio, Embark programs.  Candidates must have knowledge of analog and digital image production and have the ability to operate and maintain audio visual equipment.

Candidates will be expected to stay current in the field of visual resource management and must have the ability to develop new information technologies and adapt old ones as necessary.  Candidates must also have the ability to process contracts with foreign distributors.

Additionally the position requires excellent communication skills, customer service and public relations skills.

Required Application Material: Submit a resume, letter of interest, and SJSU employment application for this position.

Career Opportunity
Note:  Evidence of degree(s) or certification(s) may be required at time of hire.  Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to submit their fingerprints to the Livescan Prints Service through the University’s Police Department.  SJSU will pay all costs
associated with this procedure.

Applications received after the first screening date will be considered at the discretion of the University.

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