Position Announcement: Digital Imaging Assistant (PT), Bard Graduate Center

Digital Imaging Assistant (Part-time)
Department: Visual Media Resources, Bard Graduate Center
Reports to: Senior Coordinator

The Bard Graduate Center, a graduate institute affiliated with Bard College, offers MA and PhD programs in the study of the cultural history of the material world and is committed to the encyclopedic study of things, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology and cultural history.

The Visual Media Resources department is seeking a part-time digital imaging assistant to help maintain the teaching collection of images. The image collection consists of approximately 50,000 slides and 19,000 digital images that are made available for students and faculty using the MDID (Madison Digital Image Database) delivery system.

This is a part-time hourly position, approximately 22 hours per week.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Image Creation, Processing, and Workflow
  • In conjunction with work-study students, create digital images by scanning from books and slides or using digital copy stand.
  • Assist in checking in faculty image orders for scanning, processing, and cataloging.  Assist Senior Coordinator with image uploads to MDID image delivery system.
  • General Administrative
  • Order office supplies or other equipment as assigned.  Assist in maintaining departmental forms (order forms, equipment, signup and reserve sheets).
  • Student and Faculty Services
  • Answer questions from students and faculty about scanning, Photoshop, PowerPoint, and other VMR-related software and equipment as needed.
  • Possible participation with Senior Coordinator in organizing and providing training workshops for faculty and students on scanning, manipulating, maintaining, and presenting digital images.

Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of scanning and image correction in Photoshop.
  • Detail and service-oriented.
  • Excellent knowledge of Art History, Decorative Arts History or Architectural History, or B.A. in art history or related field preferred.

The application deadline is Friday, August 10, 2012.

The Bard Graduate Center is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity. AA/EOE.
To apply, please see the full job description: http://www.bgc.bard.edu/about/employment- opportunities.html#1

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