Visual Resources (formerly called Slides and Photographs and the Visual Resources Collection) of the Department of Art and Archaeology has existed since the late 19th century. The original mission of VR was the provision of images for the support of the department curriculum and research. This role has evolved to include the digitization and publication of the unique archival collections held by the department and the support of new methods of scholarship within the fields of art history and archaeology.
Visual Resources seeks an innovative and service-oriented information professional to expand this progress to include the development and publication of digital applications utilizing the latest technologies for departmental curriculum and scholarship. The position will also increase the awareness and utilization of digital methods to advance the exceptional scholarship of one of the nation’s oldest art history departments.
To be considered for this opportunity, a cover letter is required and can be submitted as an iForm in the application process.
Reporting to the Director of Visual Resources the Digital Project Specialist is responsible for consulting, designing, implementing, and managing department digital projects. The position works to increase the understanding and application of digital scholarship among faculty and students and should therefore have up-to-date knowledge of successful digital humanities research projects, tools, methods, and funding sources particularly those pertaining to the visual arts. The successful candidate will also be expected to collaborate with colleagues across campus to share expertise on project management, new digital applications, resources, and training. Candidates should demonstrate an interest in digital art history methods and in providing services supporting digital art history: outreach, instruction, and technical infrastructure. This position will be required to support the current department projects (Omeka) and will be responsible for building and maintaining the environment for future department projects which will most likely involve Blacklight/Spotlight, and static site development.
Creation, management of digital resources:
Department outreach and instruction:
Campus outreach and collaboration, future-thinking, testing:
Project management, content strategy, workflow development:
The Digital Project Specialist will need to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty, and students in a changing service-oriented environment. Applicants should have a keen interest in the development of educational, image-based or cultural-heritage-focused digital projects and the pedagogy and scholarship those projects afford.
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