Visual Resources Curator, Art History Department, Drew University

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ART HISTORY DEPARTMENT
DREW UNIVERSITY
REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN AUGUST 7, 2009 AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

General Description/Position Summary

This is a part-time (17.5 hours per week, 12 months) position within the Art History Department. The Visual Resources Curator is responsible for continuing to develop and update the digital image database, and managing the visual resources collection of the Art History Department. The Visual Resources Librarian reports to the Art History Department Chair, and will interface with the departments of Computing and Network Services and Instructional Technology in launching the college-wide visual database system. Currently the Art History Department is implementing MDID2 which will be made available to the University community in 2009/2010.

Qualifications

B.A. in Art History (M.A. preferred); MLS preferred. Visual Resources Library experience; knowledge of digital image production and software a must. Specific qualifications: knowledge of image cataloging and the ability to assign image metadata according to VRA Core 4.0 and Cataloging Cultural Objects Standards; use and application of controlled vocabularies, including Getty Vocabularies, LCSH, and TGN2; relational cataloging database software, with a preference for VCat in FileMaker Pro; use of Microsoft Excel to export catalog metadata as csv files for importing into the MDID2 image database, advanced skills with standard and specialized computer software such as SilverFast and Photoshop etc.

Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include: maintaining and actively building the digital collection which supports the Art History Department and its teaching needs, acquisition of digital images, processing, cataloging of digital images, scanning digital images, technical support for the Art History Department, maintain the Art History Department web site. Other responsibilities include: assist users of the collections in locating and using resources; hire, train and supervise student workers (2-3); troubleshoot problems using digital technology in the classroom; update and maintain digital database for still and moving images relevant to faculty teaching and research needs; maintain and oversee periodic upgrade of digital projectors in the classrooms.

To Apply:

Send application letters, CV/Resume, and names/addresses of three reference to: Margaret Kuntz, Art History Department, Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University, 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940 or email to: mkuntz@drew.edu.

Drew University, a highly selective liberal arts college, is located 30 miles outside New York City. The college is a short walking distance to downtown Madison and direct public transportation to New York City and all major east coast cities.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an AA/EOE

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