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Job Posting: Part-time Visual Resources Curator, Middlebury College, VT

Note: This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week.

Oversees management and development of digital art image teaching collections, including acquisitions, cataloging, technical production, and copyright oversight.

Location or production of course-related professional quality digital images of works of art that are then cataloged for future reference with full metadata and stored in an assets management system such as ARTstor’s Shared Shelf, Embark, or TMS.


Essential Functions

  • Plans and directs the operations of the Art History Visual Resources Collection.
  • Responsible for overall management and development of digital art image collections, including, acquisitions, cataloging, and technical production.
  • Oversees growth and development of institutional digital image collection for teaching and reference using a digital assets management system for discovery, access, and use of high quality digital art images.
  • Works cooperatively with Art and Art History faculty in developing VR Collection resources and policies; analyzes needs and establishes priorities and deadlines.
  • Provides training and support for faculty and students in the use of standard and emerging art-related digital teaching equipment and technologies.
  • Directs and performs professional quality image scanning, post-processing, digital copy photography and on-site photography of art/architecture for VR Collection.
  • Does original cataloging of digital images, conducts research, and uses appropriate standard authorities and metadata systems for storage in digital assets management systems.
  • Evaluates, selects and purchases/licenses digital images from subscription services, commercial sources and museums.
  • Provides research reference information and information about copyright issues; locates art images from vendors, museums, printed sources and on the World Wide Web for special publications and research projects of faculty and student patrons.
  • Acts as liaison to LIS, conducts workshops, and serves as information specialist and advisor to various campus entities regarding visual resources issues.
  • Creates and maintains Visual Resources Collection and other websites.
  • Maintains collection statistics and writes an Annual Report.
  • Prepares and administers VR Collection operating budget.
  • Selects and orders equipment and supplies for digital image production, and for the VR facility.
  • Engages in professional activity, attends professional conferences and workshops.
  • General Responsibilities
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



  • Master’s degree in Art History or Library Science or equivalent related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Art historical expertise.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Knowledge of electronic imaging technology.
  • Ability to apply new technology to the development of new instructional methods for art history courses.
  • Knowledge of professional photographic methods and techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.


  • 3-5 years experience managing and directing a Visual Resources Collection, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

More information and application: https://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/13418

Workshop: Intro to Archival Processing (Arrangement/Description)

Introduction to Archival Processing Workshop

Friday, May 20, 2011
Vermont History Center, Barre, Vermont
Full day workshop, 9:00 – 5:00 (Registration begins at 8:30)
Cost: $70 NEA and VHS Member, $85 Non-Member (includes A Guide for Processing Manuscript Collections)
Registration Deadline: Friday, May, 6, 2011
Maximum Enrollment: 25

Instructor: Bruce P. Stark, Retired Assistant State Archivist, Connecticut State Library

This intermediate-level workshop will focus on day-to-day decisions in arranging and describing archival and manuscript collections that have minimal order. It includes discussion of finding aid design, elements of finding aids, guidelines for establishing series and subseries, basic conservation practices, handling problem materials, restrictions, sensitive subject matter, and guidelines for appraisal and weeding. Registrants are encouraged to bring processing questions and all participants will receive a copy of A Guide for Processing Manuscript Collections, written by the instructor.

Bruce Stark has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Connecticut and has been an archivist for more than thirty years. He has been in charge of processing programs at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscripts Library, the University of Connecticut, and Connecticut State Library and given presentations and conducted numerous workshops on manuscript processing. He retired as Assistant State Archivist on July 1, 2009.

Registration form and Directions

(h/t: New England Archivists)