Job Posting- Curator, Visual Resources Collection, Davidson College


The Art Department is seeking a full-time Curator of the Davidson College Visual Resources
Collection. The Davidson Visual Resources Collection numbers approximately 78,000 slides,
approximately ten per cent of which has been digitized. The Curator is responsible for the
overall management of this collection, including planning, policy-making and implementing the
procedures to convert the critical portions of the remaining analog material into an all-digital
collection. The Curator supports the daily teaching and long-term research needs of the four art
history and four studio faculty, and secondarily supports other member of the college community
with digital imagery needs.

Responsibilities include database development, digital asset management and developing a strategic plan for the future visual resource needs of the department. Serves as a liaison with Instructional Technology and Media Services and the College Library as the Visual Resources Collection is made accessible to the larger College community via digital technologies. Additional responsibilities include administering the budget and training and supervising student assistants. Reports to the Chair of the Art Department.

Submit application online at Upload a letter of intent and CV.

Application deadline is January 9, 2012.


  • MA in art history and/or MLS with undergraduate degree in art history, architecture, visual studies or a related field
  • 2-3 years of experience in a visual resource collection, including experience in managing analog and digital collections and relational databases.
  • Familiarity with copyright issues related to image collection management.
  • Familiarity with EmbARK, MDID, and LUNA Insight desired.

About Davidson College
Davidson is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located 20 miles north of
Charlotte, North Carolina with 1,900 undergraduate students and over 155 faculty. Davidson is
strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications
from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to
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