Visual Resources Curator & Digital Services Associate, College of Wooster

VISUAL RESOURCES CURATOR AND DIGITAL SERVICES ASSOCIATE

THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER invites applications for the Visual Resources Curator and Digital Services Associate.  This is a full-time, partially grant-funded position through June 2012, after which it might continue full-time, contingent on funding or revert to a half-time position with benefits.  The position is evenly split between duties in the Department of Art & Art History and the College Libraries.  Primary responsibilities include digitization of materials for online collections, preparation of digital images for lectures in Art History and Studio Art, maintenance of an extensive slide collection, and digital asset management.

 

Qualifications and Skills:

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  • Demonstrated proficiency in the tools and technologies related to digital collections, including flatbed and slide scanning, and digital imaging programs such as Photoshop
  • Demonstrated proficiency with a digital SLR camera or a manual film camera
  • Knowledge of art history at the level of a year-long introductory college course and ability to understand and learn art historical terminology
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, enthusiasm for problem-solving, and the ability both to work independently and as part of a team
  • Bachelor’s degree is required

 

 

Desired Skills:

  • At least two years experience with digitization, preferably in an academic setting
  • Working knowledge of metadata protocols and digitization standards
  • Graphic design, image editing, and video editing experience; familiarity with graphics tools, such as Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, and Final Cut
  • Experience with digital repositories or slide collections
  • Experience with image sharing tools, such as Luna, Pachyderm, and Omeka
  • Familiarity with scripting languages, such as XML, CSS, or XHTML

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please send cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references.  Email submissions to humanresources@wooster.edu are encouraged.

 

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Contact Information

The College of Wooster

The Department of Human Resources

536 East Wayne Avenue

Wooster, Ohio  44691

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