Job Posting: Visual Resources Curator – History of Art – at Vanderbilt University

Visual Resources Curator – History of Art – (KCB17626) at Vanderbilt
University

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pride of affiliation with our institution.

Job Description:

Develops, manages, and maintains the history of art digital image
collections; in collaboration with the digital imaging specialist, implements
the expansion of a database of digital images used in the teaching of art
history; performs research necessary to catalog images of artworks; assists
collection users; trains and supervises assistants.

Minimum Requirements:
This position requires a Master’s degree, preferably in the History of Art
and/or MLS, and a minimum of 24 months of relevant experience.

Preferred Skills and Experiences:
Prefer applicants who received both BA and MA in Art History
Visual Resources Library experience; knowledge of digital image
production and software a must.
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 Photoshop.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Oversees and implements the acquisition of images requested by
faculty, working with existing material, and/or locating images in print
or commercial sources with the goal of providing high quality images
for use in instruction.
Implements the cataloging of images of art according to the
established system; conducts research necessary to catalog.
Trains and supervises regular and student assistants in the
performance of various duties related to both analog and digital
collections.
Develops policies and procedures.
Provides assistance to collection users; resolves routine to complex
problems related to user requests; assists with research and special
projects.
Keeps pertinent acquisition records, including appropriate
documentation of sources.
Collaborates in the selection and ordering of equipment and
supplies.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Information:
Please apply online at http://vanderbilt.jobs/  (Requisition No.:KCB17626) by
December 31, 2009.  Applicants will need to create a candidate profile and
upload a copy of your cover letter and résumé.
This is a full-time position (35 hours per week).
Hours are 9:00am until 4:30pm; Monday thru Friday.
Salary ranges up to $45,749.60 annually; dependent upon years of
education and experience.
Experience may be substituted for education: basic qualification
requirement on a 2:1 basis (2 years of experience for each year of
education required, but not attained)
Vanderbilt is a smoke-free workplace in compliance with the Non-Smoker
Protection Act, Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1801-1810. In
accordance with that law and Vanderbilt policy, smoking is prohibited in all
enclosed areas on Vanderbilt property.

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