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Curator, Visual Resources Collection
Davidson College, Charlotte, NC 

November 21, 2011 


The Art Department is seeking a full-time Curator of the Davidson College Visual Resources Collection. The Davidson Visual Resources Collection numbers approximately 78,000 slides, approximately ten per cent of which has been digitized. The Curator is responsible for the overall management of this collection, including planning, policy-making and implementing the procedures to convert the critical portions of the remaining analog material into an all-digital collection. The Curator supports the daily teaching and long-term research needs of the four art history and four studio faculty, and secondarily supports other member of the college community with digital imagery needs. Responsibilities include database development, digital asset management and developing a strategic plan for the future visual resource needs of the department. Serves as a liaison with Instructional Technology and Media Services and the College Library as the Visual Resources Collection is made accessible to the larger College community via digital technologies. Additional responsibilities include administering the budget and training and supervising student assistants. Reports to the Chair of the Art Department. Submit application online at https://jobs.davidson.edu. Upload a letter of intent and CV.

Application deadline is January 9, 2012.

Requirements:

  • MA in art history and/or MLS with undergraduate degree in art history, architecture, visual studies or a related field
  • 2-3 years of experience in a visual resource collection, including experience in managing analog and digital collections and relational databases. Familiarity with copyright issues related to image collection management
  • Familiarity with EmbARK, MDID, and LUNA Insight desired

About Davidson College
Davidson is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located 20 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina with 1,900 undergraduate students and over 155 faculty. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission. Davidson is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Learn more about us at http://www3.davidson.edu/cms/x12.xml?debug=2