Digital Imaging and Cataloging Specialist - Rhode Island School of Design in Providence Rhode Island

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Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Rhode Island

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Learn more about this rare opportunity to join the RISD Library. The Digital Imaging and Cataloging Specialist collaborates with Visual + Material Resources Librarian to create achievable work-flow for the production, cataloging, and upload of digital images in a timely manner and with high-quality results. Researches and compiles required cataloging information, updates the same into the library database, and recommends new methodologies and items for the collection in order to develop and maintain an effective and current visual resources collection for faculty teaching, research, student projects, and institutional use. Performs and/or oversees digital image/asset production as content for school-wide digital repository. Provides daily direction and scheduling of the work-study student employees in the Visual Resources Center and assists with their hiring.  


B.A. in Art History, BFA or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience with database software, such as Filemaker.

Experience with digital copy-stand photography and/or scanning equipment (35mm and flatbed) required.

Proficiency in the use of imaging software such as Photoshop and digital image scanning techniques and formats required.

Ability to perform basic translation of foreign languages for cataloging purposes.

Ability to adapt to changing environments and work conditions.

Knowledge of vocabularies related to art and cultural materials required, Getty Vocabularies and the Library of Congress Authorities preferred.

Working knowledge of metadata standards required, VRA Core and CCO preferred.

Knowledge of digital image databases required, ARTstor and Art Museum Image Gallery preferred.

Supervisory and training experience with student workers preferred.  

Keyword Phrases

  • Digital Imaging and Cataloging Specialist
  • Creative, studio-based education
  • Diversity & Inclusivity are fundamental
  • flexible thinking & risk-taking
  • Libraries
  • Cultural Facilities / Museums
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description