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Digital Asset Curator [Wheaton]

Posted by Phillippa Pitts on September 20, 1973 in job announcements |

PRIMARY PURPOSE:
The Digital Asset Curator serves as an instructional consultant, a technology specialist, an educator, and a research partner with an emphasis on the use and development of online information resources for teaching and learning, including web-based resources. The position works closely with faculty and colleagues to develop, administer, and coordinate services associated with digital assets and learning objects 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), academic materials for the web, and the college’s digital repository (maintained in close collaboration with the Archives).

As a member of the Research and Instruction Liaison Team, this position is also responsible for supporting a variety of activities in support of teaching, learning, and scholarship. These activities could include providing research consultations, instructional services, and assisting in implementing appropriate educational systems and technologies. This position collaborates with members of LIS to design creative workshops and teaching sessions for students, faculty, and colleagues.

The Digital Asset Curator is a part of the Liaison Team of the Research and Instruction (R&I) Department, a group composed of professional educators with varied backgrounds – librarians, web designers, instructional designers, instructional technologists. The liaisons share a common skill set, while also each bringing a unique set of skills to the group and to the curriculum.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

● 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 and patiently 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 effort to achieve strategic goals
● Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and thoroughness; project management 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 non-technical 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 of humor

Education/Experience:

● Master’s Degree required
● Minimum of 3 years relevant work experience in an academic setting demonstrating progressively 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, and their 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 learning assessment
● Experience with management of traditional media formats and demonstrated expertise in new media, including web development tools and digital imaging technology
● Proficiency with desktop personal productivity tools, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.

 

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

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