Job Posting: Visual Resources Center Curator, American University

AUVisual Resources Center Curator (11708)
American University Department of Art, Washington, DC

The Visual Resources Center Curator oversees the Department of Art Visual Resources Center (VRC), its equipment, and staff. The position works in the Department and across the College of Arts and Sciences and the University at large with faculty engaged in developing innovative visual literacy-based curricula. The VRC Curator administers new media resources, trains and supervises student employees, provides training for faculty in use of electronic media, and works with faculty on curriculum development with new media. The VRC Curator is also responsible for acquiring technical equipment.

Educational Requirements:
Master’s degree in Library Science or related field required preferably with a Bachelor’s of Art in Art History.

Minimum Requirements:
• Three to five years of experience in visual media management
• Experience working with digital media and digital imaging tools
• Intermediate knowledge of Mac and PC environments
• Must demonstrate the ability to adapt to and master new technologies in digital image management and instructional support
• Experience working with a library-type collection, and visual database management systems and supervising workers
• Attention to detail, ability to prioritize short- and long-term projects and interest in building relationships across the College of Arts and Sciences
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative environment

Preferred Requirements:
• Background in and understanding of digital media and digital imaging technologies including Adobe Photoshop, image scanning, digital photography, and presentation tools, including online exhibitions
• Familiarity with information science, database structures, programming and data entry
• Familiarity with CONTENTdm. Assessment, cataloging and processing of collection materials and knowledge of on-line image resource tools

Additional Information:
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

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