Job Posting: Visual Resources Curator – Lesley University, Cambridge, MA


Lesley University is committed to active learning, scholarly research, critical inquiry, and diverse forms of artistic practice through close mentoring relationships among students, faculty, and practitioners in the field. A liberal arts university located in Cambridge, MA.  Lesley prepares graduates with the knowledge, skill, understanding, and ethical judgment to be catalysts that shape a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills

Job Description:

The Visual Resources Curator is responsible for the development, cataloging and maintenance of visual resources in art, consisting of digital image collections. This position reports to the Head Librarian at the Art Institute of Boston. The successful candidate will interface with the University’s integrated arts, art history and studio art programs. Responsibilities include: providing students and faculty with access to high quality digital and print art images; developing a local digital image collection in collaboration with faculty and librarians to support teaching, research, and creative work; cataloging art images according to the VRC core metadata standards; instructing individuals and classes on the use of image databases; actively promoting the art library’s digital image collections, resources and services; developing policies and procedures locally as well as liaise with the regional online catalog consortium (FLO) and  other academic Visual Resource collections; collaborating with faculty and librarians in developing and promoting relevant media-focused special projects (e.g., digital exhibits, streaming media presentations); providing reference and circulation support for a vibrant art library; and performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in arts discipline.
  2. Two years minimum experience working with a visual resources collection, preferably in an academic library setting.
  3. Working knowledge of visual resources cataloging practices (e.g., VRACore, CCO, AAT) and controlled vocabularies).
  4. Strong digital image production skills, including image correction and scanning.
  5. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including some early morning, evening or Saturday hours.

Application Instructions:

Please include a cover letter, CV/ resume, and contact information for three references.


Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.