Job Requisition Number: 23951. The Visual Resources Center (VRC) is an information center and academic techology hub that supports the History of Art Department in the areas of digital teaching, image-based research, obtaining copyright permissions for publication, audio-visual support, and digital project support.
The VRC team builds and maintains a continually expanding visual media collection in support of teaching, research, and publishing needs. The collection encompasses images of art, architecture, and visual culture across all geographic regions and chronological periods. The VRC adds approximately 8,000 images per year to the collection, based largely on faculty requests. The VRC office is located in 307 Doe Library, accessible through the Art History / Classics Library on the third floor of Doe Library.
The Media Services and Reproductions Specialist is responsible for maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of computer systems, hardware, software, and computer peripherals for the History of Art Department. S/he supports the operation of audio-visual equipment for instructional use and departmental events, and coordinates with event organizers to determine technology and space needs. In addition, the incumbent works closely with faculty and staff on assigned Image Permissions projects, securing images and reproduction rights for publication.
Instructional Technology Support: •As part of the History of Art Visual Resources Center team, maintains and troubleshoots classroom technology and A/V equipment for History of Art classrooms and event spaces. •Tracks equipment usage and oversees implementation of checkout procedures and policies. •Maintains and upgrades computers systems, video-conferencing equipment, and software. •In collaboration with History of Art staff and faculty, researches and determines hardware and software solutions for department needs.
Image and Copyright Permissions •As Project Lead, works closely with History of Art faculty and staff on assigned Image Permissions projects, securing images and reproduction rights from institutions, repositories and third-party vendors on behalf of faculty for publication. •Under general direction, researches and determines copyright status of cultural heritage materials for scholarly communication purposes. •Negotiates permissions and reproduction fees with rights holders and assists with payment processing. •Follows established guidelines and policies for rights and reproductions services.
Administrative and Event Support •Oversees general and technical support for departmental events, including A/V assistance, event space setup, and scheduling. •Works closely with History of Art staff on event capture and live-streaming, as needed. •Performs general clerical/office work in support of Visual Resources Center daily operations.Knowledge/Skills: •Minimum of two (2) years of full-time related experience providing general technical and/or administrative support. •Excellent customer service skills including demonstrated sound judgment and decision-making skills. •Highly developed written and oral communication skills. •Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, and contribute to the success of a team in deadline-driven environment •Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks. •Strong technical ability with attention to detail •Proficiency supporting current versions of Windows and Mac operating systems. •Knowledgeable in the use of technology for teaching and learning purposes. •Advanced knowledge of productivity software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Education/Training: •Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent combination of education and past work experience. This is a 50% time (20 hours per week) position with full UC benefits.
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