Job Posting: Assistant Registrar for Digital Resources, RISD

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Posting Number: 0600226
Title: Assistant Registrar for Digital Resources
Posting Type: No Response
Working Title:
Position Type: Administrative/Professional
Hiring Department: MUSEUM CURATORIAL
Position Summary: Manage the day to day administration and facilitation of the Museum’s digital image resources, with specific responsibilities for coordinating digital image creation, maintaining and distributing digital assets to a wide variety of users, and managing associated rights, licensing, and metadata.

The ideal candidate will have experience in the areas of collection information metadata and have a working knowledge of descriptive schemas and standards in the fields of information management and resource discovery and sharing; digital imaging, rights management and digital archives; an understanding of database concepts and experience with databases and data entry; with knowledge of best practices in digital curation, archiving and museum collection documentation and care. This position requires a highly organized, detail-oriented, flexible individual with exceptional organizational skills with an ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and make multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in the humanities, an art related discipline or library science, and three to five years of experience in collection documentation in a museum, library or archival environment, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Appreciation for and understanding of a museum environment, roles of various curatorial staff and object handling. Critical eye and ability to evaluate the quality of art object images. Demonstrated experience with cultural heritage information standards and best practices, basic digital imaging technology, collection management software, and copyright law. Demonstrated experience in the coordination of digital resources and/or collection management systems. Facility with Word, Excel, and Photoshop. Understanding of digital metadata.

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Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Employment Type: Full-Time
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Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials on or before December 31, 2010 will be assured full consideration.
Required Background Screening for Selected Candidate: Selected candidate must meet our pre-employment background screen requirements.

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