Review of Applications Begins December 6, 2017; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants In addition to your online application, please include the following:
1) A cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge, skills, and experience make you an ideal candidate.
2) A current resume or CV.
3) Three professional references, one of whom must be your current supervisor.
Department Summary As an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission, the University of Oregon Libraries enriches the student learning experience, encourages exploration and research at all levels, and contributes to advancements in access to scholarly resources. The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations. The Libraries is also a member of Oregon WIN, a consortium of universities and community colleges that operates an educational broadband service network. In addition to a full range of research library programs, the UO Libraries also provide many of the university's central educational technology services, including learning management system administration, classroom technology support, broadcast-quality video production, distance education delivery, streaming media, educational technology support, and technology-related faculty development and training.
Position Summary Under the general direction of the Director of Special Collections and University Archives, the Curator manages the visual collections of the Department, including photographs, paintings, drawings, watercolors, graphic art, prints, sculpture, architectural drawings, and posters. The Curator plans and coordinates the acquisition, cataloging, access, preservation, and automation of the collection, initiates new projects for the development of the use of and access to automated visual instructional and research resources, provides public services assistance and instruction to faculty and public, and assists with outreach and donor relations.
Minimum Requirements • Master’s degree in Fine Arts and/or Information Science focusing on photography • Experience with donor relations, solicitation of collections, and acquisitions • Minimum 5 years professional experience managing visual collections at a large ARL-member, university research library
Professional Competencies • Demonstrated expertise with digitization workflows, access systems, and digital preservation systems and standards for documents, images, and other visual formats • Strong communication skills and track record of collaboration with internal and external partners, institutions and consortia • Demonstrated project management experience, especially with grant-funded projects, including ability to advise staff assigned to time-driven projects • Demonstrated ability to support and enhance a diverse learning environment through formal teaching, instruction, and outreach both in-person and online
Preferred Qualifications • Experience with Archives Space strongly preferred. • Experience in arranging and describing photographic and visual materials in an archival setting according to accepted national standards. • Knowledge of nationally-accepted archival standards for description, such as Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS) or VRA Core. • Ability to research, identify and describe visual material in a variety of formats, using proper sources for authority control such as the Union List of Artist Names (ULAN) and vocabularies for visual materials such as the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT), Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (TGM) and others. • Specific academic subject knowledge in the history of photography and visual arts. • Ability to lift, shift, and shelve boxes weighing up to 25 lbs.
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