Job Posting: Part-Time Visual Resources Coordinator, College of St Rose, Albany NY

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Part-Time Visual Resources Coordinator

Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the Visual Resources Coordinator (VRC) has two main objectives: technical and pedagogical.  This position involves database management and image editing, but also faculty liaison and instructional responsibilities.  As such, it requires both technical knowhow as well as a specific art and art history background.

RESPONSIBILITES:

Database Management:

  • Scan images while maintaining integrity of the artwork being recorded.  Represent the image accurately in the scan.
  • Edit images using relevant software (such as Photoshop).
  • Upload relevant images into the Luna database including transcription and identifying information.
  • Research image specifics to insure correct data within metadata fields including artists, artistic styles, style periods, (etc) through use of Library resources and collaboration with expert faculty.
  • Import metadata into the Luna template system according to prevailing metadata standards and fixed language.
  • Address maintenance and back-end issues with the database.  Liaise with vendor via a variety of media.
  • Locate and retrieve relevant print resources for scan of requested images within our collection or by virtue of native library resources or via InterLibrary Loan services.

Instructional Support:

  • Liaise with Art and Art History faculty to present Luna seminars that support individual class learning objectives. These are in-house seminars using a variety of presentation styles and tools.
  • Work with Art faculty to innovate new ways that the Luna database could support student success.
  • Expand the Luna database to departments and functions other than and in addition to Art classes.

Staff Management:

  • Supervise Graduate Assistants and Work Study students

Requirements:

  • Art or Art History BA from an accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated understanding of image databases (such as ARTstor).  Experience with LUNA preferred
  • Experience in teaching or in delivering presentations
  • Demonstrated understanding of image quality standards, experience in photography required
  • Demonstrated experience with image editing software suites (such as Photoshop)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a small staff effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to establish a rapport and work effectively with faculty, students, vendors, and library staff
  • An understanding of image metadata standards preferred

Additional Information:

This is a part-time, 20-hour per week Visiting Faculty position. The work schedule is on the full-year basis (as opposed to academic year).

Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive health and dental benefits, generous time off, a tuition remission plan to further enhance your knowledge and skills, retirement plans through TIAA-CREF, and wellness programs including the use of our extensive fitness center.

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