Digital Asset Curator, Wheaton College, Norton MA

DESCRIPTION:


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.


RESPONSIBILITIES:


This position develops, manages, and promotes various Wheaton digital resource services and collections. This includes a teaching-based digital image collection (currently stored in MDID), a digital repository of student scholarship, and a digital repository of materials from Archives, Special Collections, and the Art Collection.


The position also works in partnership with faculty, appropriate colleagues in LIS, and academic departments to educate, inspire, and support effective instruction methods and creative work in diverse areas of knowledge through the use of online information resources and technology.


And the position promotes information and technology fluency in Wheaton's students so that they can use information and technology tools and resources effectively, analytically, ethically, legally, and critically. Activities in this area may include (depending on skills), serving as liaison to first-year seminars, providing research consultations with students, teaching classes related to acquiring information or technology fluency, and collaborating with library colleagues to evaluate and support subscription-based digital learning resources (e.g. Artstor).


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

  • Experience working with digital visual databases like MDID and Artstor

  • Successful teaching and presentation experience


For further information and qualifications consult:  http://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/


APPOINTMENT:  full-time, 12 months


TO APPLY: Upload a letter of application and a resume to: http://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/ A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

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