The Digital Asset Curator serves as an instructional consultant, a technology
specialist, an educator, anda research partner with an
emphasis on the use and development of online information resources
forteaching and learning, including web-based resources.
The position works closely with faculty andcolleagues to
develop, administer, and coordinate services associated with digital assets
and learningobjects used by faculty and students of the
college, including the college's teaching collection of
100,000+digital images (used primarily but not exclusively
by the Art and Art History Department), academicmaterials
for the web, and the college's digital repository (maintained in close
collaboration with theArchives).

As a member of the Research and Instruction Liaison Team, this position is
also responsible forsupporting a variety of activities in
support of teaching, learning, and scholarship. These activities
couldinclude providing research consultations,
instructional services, and assisting in implementing
appropriateeducational systems and technologies. This
position collaborates with members of LIS to design
creativeworkshops and teaching sessions for students,
faculty, and colleagues.The Digital Asset Curator is a part
of the Liaison Team of the Research and Instruction (Ra group composed of professional educators with
varied backgrounds - librarians, web
designers,instructional designers, instructional
technologists. The liaisons share a common skill set, while also
eachbringing a unique set of skills to the group and to the


Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to
explain and demonstrate thatthe individual can perform the
essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable
accommodation,using some other combination of skills and

  * Critical appreciation for online resources for curriculum enrichment
  * Ability to learn, adopt, and propagate new technologies quickly
  * Aptitude for working effectively with students, faculty, staff, and colleagues;enthusiasm for delivering high quality service to an academic community
  * Poise and polished interpersonal skills, and the ability to listen carefully andpatiently to disparate concerns of multiple constituencies
  * Ability to make prudent, fair, sound decisions while anticipating long-range results,direct and indirect
  * Ability to coordinate complex details, expensive resources, and collaborative effortto achieve strategic goals
  * Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and thoroughness; projectmanagement experience or aptitude
  * Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  * Effective oral, written, and presentation skills
  * Ability to communicate effectively about technical ideas and issues with nontechnical audiences, orally and in writing
  * Creative problem-solving abilities, initiative, perseverance, and intellectual curiosity
  * Ability to accommodate multiple, conflicting demands for commitment of effort
  * Ability to teach all skills designated as core technology skills by LIS
  * Initiative to identify opportunities for improvement
  * Flexibility to adjust, thrive, and multitask in a dynamic work place
  * Resilience of character and perspective, with a sense ofhumor

  * Master's Degree required
  * Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in an academic setting demonstratingprogressively increasing responsibility in at least one of the following areas : managing digitization projects and
  * platforms, developing online information resources, creating digital resources
  * Demonstration of a deep engagement with visual culture and visual resources, andtheir connections with teaching and learning
  * Familiarity with metadata schema
  * Knowledge of copyright law
  * Experience developing materials for the web
  * Experience working with digital visual databases like MDID and Artstor
  * Successful teaching and presentation experience
  * Familiarity with higher education curriculum, pedagogy, scholarship, and learningassessment
  * Experience with management of traditional media formats and demonstratedexpertise in new media,including web development tools and digital imaging technology
  * Proficiency with deskt

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