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

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Visual Resources Curator Assistant

Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the

• quest for new knowledge through scholarship,
• dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach,
• creative experimentation of ideas and concepts.

In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly

• intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry,
• equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.

Our Mission

To be a truly preferred place to work nationally, being THE model of excellence in customer service, response time, accuracy of information and pride of affiliation with our institution.

Vanderbilt University currently has an immediate opening for a Visual Resources Curator Assistant. Works in association with the Director of Visual Resources in the management of the History of Art digital image collection; aids faculty in digital humanities projects to support teaching and research, conducts research and assists in the expansion of a database of digital images used in the teaching of art and art history; assists and educates collection users with the various resources and technology; supports faculty with classroom technologies; and participates in the training and supervision of temporary workers.

Key Functions and Expected Performances:

1. Provides services in accordance with the director and faculty’s goals, objectives, and deadlines; conducts research as necessary to identify and catalog images of artworks in conformity with the established system.

2. Provides assistance to collection users; resolves routine to complex problems related to user requests; assists with research and special projects which are part of the growing interest in digital humanities.

3. Remain current on the latest technologies and relevant software.

4. Locates and selects materials, both in print and digital, with the goal of providing high quality images for use in instruction. Coordinates this function with curator and faculty.

5. Participates in the training and supervision of temporary workers in the performance of various duties related to the digital image collection.

6. Assumes some responsibilities of the director in the director’s absence.

7. Provides pertinent acquisition records, including appropriate documentation of sources.

8. Other relevant duties related to teaching, research and learning as needed.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time non-exempt position (30 hours per week). Hours are 8:00am until 2:30pm; Monday – Friday or 8:00am until 4:00pm Tuesday-Friday.

Salary ranges from $14.00 per hour – $19.00 per hour; dependent upon years of education and experience.

Background screens will be performed and must be approved prior to employment.

Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.


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