Visual Resources Associate – Purchase College

Date:  October 10, 2007

Description:  Purchase College Library invites applications for the position of Visual Resources Associate.  The selected candidate, working under the supervision of the Art Librarian, will be responsible for the daily operations of the slide collection containing about 100,000 slides, participate in planning and implementing long-term digitizing
initiatives, and assist in the development of digital collections and visual resources services.  The Library has recently started using  EmbARK Cataloguer as an image management system, and is in the process of planning digital image pilot-projects.  Maintained and managed by the Library, the Slide Library is the primary slide collection of Purchase College, SUNY, supporting the teaching needs of various programs and departments campus-wide.  The College subscribes to ARTstor and other image databases.

Required:  Art history background (B.A. degree in liberal arts with Art History major or minor, or B.F.A. in Fine Arts) strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office and database applications. Experience scanning photographs or slides; working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or comparable software.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated organizational abilities and attention to detail and the ability to work independently as a team member.

Preferred:  Work experience in libraries, research or collection setting, preferably with visual resources, including slides, photographs and digital images.  M.A. degree in art. Experience cataloging images, photographs, or original art work using relevant rules and standards.  Experience using a relational database and image management software.

Salary range: $40,000-$42,000.  To apply please reference job code: LIB101007 on subject line and/or letter of application along with resume to:

Aaron Sanders
Affirmative Action Officer
Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, New York 10577
Fax:  914-251-5977

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