Visual Resources Curator, Tulane University

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Position Summary

Responsible for continuing to develop and update the digital image database, and for managing the visual resources collections of the Art Department.  Oversees the acquisition, processing, cataloging of digital images; maintains the Art Department web sites; and serves as the
technical support person for the Art Department.  The VRC reports to the Art Department Chair and interfaces with the Director of End User Support in Technology Services (for the technological aspects of the position); supervises graduate assistants and part-time student workers.


B.A. in Art History required, MA in Art History greatly preferred; MLS preferred.  Visual resource library experience, including knowledge of digital image production and software required.  Experience in troubleshooting desktop computer systems, and website and database
maintenance strongly preferred.  Basic knowledge of major foreign languages and experience in digital photography preferred.


Development and Maintenance of Collections.  Working with the faculty, and in consultation with other relevant parties across campus, the VRC is responsible for continuing the transition to digital images.  The VRC recommends most appropriate systems to the Art History faculty as technologies change, and implements chosen systems.  Updates organization and image quality of existing collections.

End User Support.  Assists faculty, students, and others in the use of LUNA and other digital image databases.  Oversees uploading of Art History course materials as needed.  Troubleshoots and assists faculty with digital image use.  In charge of digital classrooms and audio-visual equipment in
Woldenberg Art Center.

Acquisition of Images.  With faculty, determines priorities for acquisition of images.  Orders commercially produced images and supervises photography and scanning of images.

Cataloging of Images.  Researches, catalogues and creates classifications schemes for images in consultation with relevant faculty members, and maintains general catalogue.

Technology Support for Department.  Maintains Art Department web sites, including multi-media web pages for Art History classes.  Provides technology support for art faculty.  Is liaison between the Art Department and Technology Forum to establish and coordinate an effective and responsive technical support structure to the Art Department faculty.

Salary.  $32,000 to $41,000 depending on qualifications and experience

Review of applications will begin June 22 and continue until position is filled.  Applications must be submitted electronically to:
Job number is 102968.   Anticipated start date is August 1, 2009.

Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates are invited to apply for position vacancies as appropriate.

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