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Senior Image Cataloger and Support Specialist
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 

February 20, 2013 

Senior Image Cataloger and Support Specialist
Visual Resources Collection, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University 

The Visual Resources Collection in the Department of Art and Archaeology Department seeks an energetic and detail-oriented individual.  This position is responsible for cataloging, collection development, public service, and maintenance of the image collection under the general supervision of the Director of Visual Resources, Department of Art and Archaeology.  The senior cataloger works to determine and fulfill image needs for teaching and research. This involves researching and acquiring new images, cataloging images, enhancing the cataloging system and the revision, correction, and reorganization of existing image metadata.  The senior cataloger works on all aspects of making images available including uploading digital images and data and supporting users of images in multiple software applications (Almagest, PowerPoint, ARTstor).  Technical support is a major component of this position, including classroom equipment support, knowledge of the technical aspects of image use, and providing scanning instruction for various users. 


  • BA in Art History or equivalent with significant Art History background
  • Experience in a visual resources collection or library or related facility
  • Experience with technologies for digital image capture and presentation
  • Knowledge of cataloging principles, standards, and tools
  • Research skills using print and electronic resources
  • Strong computer skills
  • Knowledge of photographic processes and ability to evaluate analog and digital image quality
  • Excellent communication, organization, interpersonal, and customer service skills with strong service orientation
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to take initiative, solve problems and prioritize work effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to work flexibly, independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and students in a rapidly changing service-oriented environment


  • Masters degree in Art History or library and information science preferred
  • Reading ability of at least one European language
  • Classroom equipment experience including digital projectors and computers
  • Experience in image cataloging standards and practices
  • Familiarity with databases, preferably image databases
  • Demonstrated skill with Microsoft Office applications
    Interest in metadata issues and emerging technologies 

For further details or to apply for the position, please go to:, and post to Requisition #1300102