The following responsibilities represent 50% of the work performed.
1) Create authority-based, original image catalog records in relational database with a user-oriented perspective 2) Implement and maintain metadata and content standards in image catalog and image archive 3) Perform quality control for all records in multiple image databases, including publicly available collections as well as the VRCâ™s primary, password-protected teaching collection 4)Â Research and acquire material to fill image orders and develop the VRCâ™s collections to support current curricular needs and research interests 5)Â Assist in training and supervising the VRCâ™s part-time student cataloging staff
The following responsibilities represent 30% of the work performed. 6)Â Maintain digital archive and digital collections in LUNA database in collaboration with Associate Director 7)Â Assist with digital collection management workflows for scanners and digital copy stand photography to ensure efficient and accurate processes and timely delivery of images to faculty and students 8)Â Participate in ongoing dialogue with users to maintain high usability standards for all VRC collections 9)Â Maintain, troubleshoot, and perform quality-control for digital files, delivery systems, and imaging technology in the VRCâ™s Digitization Lab 10) Keep accurate administrative records 11)Â Assist in training and supervising the VRCâ™s part-time student digitization staff
The following responsibilities represent 20% of the work performed. 12)Â Maintain the VRCâ™s website and social media profiles on Facebook and Twitter 13)Â Promote awareness of VRC services, digitization equipment, projects, and resources via social media outlets and the VRC website 14)Â In collaboration with VRC Associate Director, help develop and deliver specialized training for digital media and related technology to faculty, students, and staff, in groups and individually, including student employee training sessions, new student orientation sessions, classroom instruction sessions, online tutorials, reference guides, and individual reference appointments 15)Â Provide specialized support to Art History faculty and students with imaging needs related to presentations and/or publications 16)Â Triage basic tech problems for faculty, staff, and students and communicate complex technical details clearly 17)Â Assist with classroom equipment training for instructors; troubleshoot basic classroom AV issues
1)Â Working or educational knowledge of visual image cataloging procedures and practices 2)Â Working or educational knowledge of library discovery systems such as Artstor, LUNA, and faceted search engines 3)Â Demonstration of strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills with excellent attention to detail and a high level of accuracy 4)Â Ability to take initiative, solve problems, multi-task, and flexibly prioritize work effectively to meet shifting deadlines 5)Â Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills 6)Â Build collaborative relationships with colleagues, faculty, staff, and students 7)Â Demonstrated ability to work well both autonomously and collaboratively in a rapidly changing and dynamic production environment 8)Â Familiarity with the field of art history 9)Â Demonstrated ability to conduct basic research on artists, artworks, movements, etc.Â 10)Â Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. 11)Â Occasional meetings outside the Cochrane-Woods Art Center but within the greater campus area 12)Â Reading knowledge of French, German, and/or other foreign languages 13)Â Knowledge of digital humanities and emerging technologies 14)Â Working knowledge of image copyright 15)Â Familiarity with the University and City of Chicago
1)Â Masterâ™s degree in Library or Information Science, Art History or the Arts.
1)Â 2 years of work experience. 2)Â 1 year of experience in digital image collections in an academic, museum, library, or analogous work environment. 3)Â Library instruction and/or outreach experience. 4)Â Experience in Library or Information Science, Art History or the Arts.
Technical Knowledge or SkillsÂ
1)Â Working or educational knowledge of the VRA Core 4 metadata schema, national cataloging standards, and controlled vocabularies. 2)Â Working or educational knowledge of digitization best practices, including digital photography. 3)Â Strong knowledge of a range of equipment and software related to digital imaging and color-management technologies (e.g. imaging, editing, photography, Photoshop, OCR, etc.). 4)Â Working knowledge of web content management, digital collections platforms, and learning management systems (e.g. WordPress, LUNA, and Canvas). 5)Â Strong computer skills with the ability to operate a Mac operating system with proficiency in word processing, relational databases such as FileMaker Pro or Access, and presentation applications such as PowerPoint or Keynote.
1)Â Letter of Interest in this Position 2)Â Resume 3)Â Reference Contact List 4)Â Please provide a response to the 2 items which follow: a.Â Â Â Describe an image cataloging or digitization project you have worked on. Discuss your role on the project and/or within the project team, how you approached managing the project scope and workflow, what resources you used, any technical problems you encountered, and any collaborative relationships that took place. What, if anything, would you do differently in the future?Â b.Â Â Â Discuss a public service challenge you have faced, how you handled the situation, and what, if anything, you would do differently in the future.Â
NOTE: Â When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application. Â
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