Job Posting: Visual Resources Curator, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN

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

Key Functions and Expected Performances:

  • Plans, manages, and coordinates the activities of the Visual Resources section of the Department of the History of Art.
  • 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.
  • Provides assistance to collection users; resolves routine-to-complex problems related to user requests; assists with research and special projects.
  • Works with College LRC to provide faculty training sessions to aid in instructional equipment use
  • Collaborates in the selection and ordering of equipment and supplies; exercises care in complying with budgetary requirements and protecting assets. Prepares routine and ad hoc reports.
  • Leads the staff and student assistants in the Visual Resources section
  • Trains and supervises regular and student assistants in the performance of duties related to both analog and digital collections.
  • Supports the Department Chair in and makes recommendations regarding hiring, training methods, performance appraisals, work schedules, and duty assignments.
  • Sustains continuous improvement in the activities of the Visual Resources section
  • Maintains knowledge of technological advances in hardware and software systems applicable to Visual Resources functions; provides to the Department Chair appropriate recommendations regarding improvements.
  • In consultation with the Department Chair and faculty, identifies new or expanding user needs and develops strategic plans for meeting those needs.
  • In consultation with the Department Chair, develops and interprets policies and procedures.

This position requires a Master’s degree and 2 years of experience or the equivalent.

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