Dearborn, MI; Assistant Curator of Audio/Visual/Digital Resources, University of Michigan

Job Summary

The assistant curator is a faculyt-equivalent appointee who provides a wide range of professional services in the Fine Arts areas and Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts department, in support of its research, teaching, and public service missions.

The assistant curator will:

  • Manage a collection of digital images used for teaching, research, andpublication by the Art History discipline and maintain a working relationship with counterparts on the Ann Arbor campus.
  • Create new images using flatbed scanners, slide scanners, digital cameras, and Adobe Photoshop software.
  • Catalog images using EmbARK software (or equivalent) and make images available via Digital Library Platform and Services (DPLS) at UM-Ann Arbor.
  • Track and resolve cataloguing for errors
  • Support Fine Arts and LPA faculty to facilitate projects related to digitalhumanities research and teaching such as digital mapping, 3D imaging, virtual reality, and urban humanities. The hire will interact with IT specialists and librarians to enhance research and teaching (face-to-face, but especially online teaching platforms and image support) in the department. This hire would work with Music History faculty, to build collections and resources necessary for a digital music curriculum.

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  • Supervise student assistants helping with the production of images and with staffing a digital art and music computer classroom during open lab hours.
  • Supervise equipment use in the AVO resources work area and the digitalcomputer classroom when complete.
  • Manage, create content, and update the Fine Arts website and Facebook site.

Required Qualifications*

Candidate should have an MA, MLS, MS or MFA in a subject area appropriate to the visual resources collection. (Foundational knowledge of art history, appropriate background digital skills and strong writing skills are essential) .

At least 1 year of experience in use of data management systems for cataloguingimages, DVDs, music materials (for instance EmbARK); in use of Photoshop; and in use of tools like Omeka to facilitate faculty and student projects for the creation of digital humanities websites related to courses and independent studies projects (such as digital mapping, 3D imaging, and virtual reality software).

Familiar with technology and platforms for art history and music history online teaching and course development, as well as computer classrooms.

Must demonstrate knowledge of Intellectual Property Rights, including RightsStatements from the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) for implementation of the online image collection, and demonstrate knowledge of online image resource tools (including the Getty vocabularies) . The candidate must be well-organized, detail­ oriented, and welcoming of interaction with faculty and students.

Desired Qualifications*

An MLS, MA, MS, or MFA in a subject area appropriate to the visual resources collection (foundational knowledge of art history and appropriate background digital skills are essential). Preferred speciality in Art History and very strong writing skills.

3 years of experience in use of data management systems for cataloguing images, DVDs, music materials (for instance EmbARK) ; in use of Photoshop; and in use of tools like Omeka to facilitate faculty and student projects for the creation of digital humanities websites related to courses and independent studies projects (such as digital mapping, 30 imaging, and virtual reality software).

Experience with technology and platforms for art history and music history onlineteaching and course development, as well as computer classrooms.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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