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Wold Resource Center - Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 

November 21, 2011 

Position: Director, Wold Resource Center, full-time 9 month position.

Qualifications: BA or MA in Art History or arts-related discipline or Library Science or Information Science required. Non-Art degrees require an additional minor in Art History. Demonstrated expertise with archives management, art/metadata standards and best practices. Knowledge of issues of copyright and intellectual property rights as they affect our image collections. Experience in creating, capturing, processing and cataloguing images in a variety of digital formats. Familiarity with one or more metadata standards. Familiarity with various commercial and subscription-based image bases such as ARTstor. Experience with digital resource management software. Strong technological skills in both Windows and Macintosh environments and demonstrated ability with some if not all of the following software programs: Adobe PhotoShop, PowerPoint, Excel, FrontPage, DreamWeaver, MS Access, Filemaker Pro, EmBARK and webKiosk. Ability to work with other campus constituencies to develop coordinated standards and policies governing image collection, use, and sharing. Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to orient faculty, staff, and students in the use of the collections and computer applications. Candidates who can advance the Department's commitment to diversity and multiculturalism are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: Oversee the digitization of the collection's slide images and integrate the image database with the slide database. Select and purchase necessary software, hardware. Work closely with art faculty and University Art Museum to support their teaching and research needs. Oversee the access and storage of MFA theses and Art History capstone papers. Purchase teaching resource materials (DVDs, computer bubble testing sheets, reference books, etc.). Manage/maintain the computerized database, including performing scheduled back-ups and routine file maintenance, coordinating software upgrades, communicating with the software vendor regarding problems, customizations, and related issues. Collaborate with Library staff to develop coordinated standards of collection development and image delivery. Work closely with Academic Computing and Networking Services (ACNS) and the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) technology staff. Supervise workstudy students, including their selection, hiring, training, scheduling, and oversight. Assist faculty, students, and visitors, in locating and using digital resources and traditional slides. Assist with digital repository of images from University Art Museum exhibitions, including uploading into ARTstor. Maintain all equipment in the Wold Resource Center and assist, when possible, with Visual Art classroom equipment and software needs. Develop policies and long-range planning for the collections, facilities, and services within the Department of Art, Morgan Library and the University Art Museum. Perform other duties as assigned.

Proposed Salary: $35,000

Beginning Date: August, 2012

Application Deadline: January 19, 2012. Search may be extended if suitable candidate is not identified. Once the search committee has identified a list of semi-finalists, Department faculty will have access to these candidate's files, including letters of recommendation.

To initiate application submit ONLY a resume; letter of interest addressing position criteria; names, addresses and phone numbers of three references who can be contacted (no letters, please).

Submit application to:
Chair, Wold Resource Center Director Search Committee
Department of Art
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1770

Colorado State University is a land grant institution located in Fort Collins, a thriving community of 144,000 located in northern Colorado, 65 miles north of Denver and immediately adjacent to the front range of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,004 feet. The University has an enrollment of approximately 30,000 students and a teaching faculty of over 1,500. The Art Department is one of the largest academic departments in the University and is housed in its own contemporary facility. The majority of the 750 Art majors are enrolled in the BFA program. The MFA is offered in drawing, fibers, graphic design, metalsmithing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.