Job: Digital Collections Assistant

General Information
Position:
Digital Collections Assistant

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
Includes benefit package

Job Category:
Administration

ALA:
Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

Ringling College of Art and Design seeks an enthusiastic and creative Digital Collections Assistant (Library Technician III) for the Brizdle Schoenberg Special Collections Center at the Alfred R. Goldstein Library. The newly created Center has a collection of rare books and facsimiles with an emphasis in art, design, and architecture; a diverse survey of artists’ books; and a teaching collection of digital images. The Digital Collections Assistant will work closely with the Digital Curation and Special Collections Librarian to support the digital initiatives and daily activities of the Center.

 The Digital Collections Assistant will participate in project planning, software evaluation, and digital preservation initiatives; develop a workflow for a wide range of digital projects; improve accessibility to the digital image collection including metadata creation; scan or photograph artists’ books for a visual discovery system; help create and preserve new digital assets, and contribute to online exhibitions and web-based bibliographies. The Assistant will also play a valuable role in the day-to-day activities of the public reading room, providing research and reference services and serving as the Special Collections Center supervisor in the absence of the Librarian.

 The successful candidate will have experience or formal training in the development of digital collections; some experience working in an archives, special collections department, or museum; some knowledge of digital preservation; and some experience with content management systems and digital repositories. The ideal candidate will have a strong customer service orientation, a willingness to work in a team atmosphere, and excellent organizational skills. Knowledge or interest in visual resources and artists’ books a plus.

 Open until filled.  For full consideration apply by January 8, 2016.  Apply on-line https://ringling.simplehire.com 

 Ringling College of Art and Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 


Education:

Minimum Qualifications:

        Bachelor’s degree in design, studio, art history, media arts, or related discipline

        Expertise using both MAC and PC platforms

        Expertise using photo editing and photo management software

        Familiarity with scanning and photographic equipment

        Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team

        Ability to plan, implement, and assess work responsibilities

        Excellent interpersonal, analytical, communication, and organizational skills

        Ability to carefully handle rare, fragile, and mixed format archival materials

 

Preferred Qualifications:

        Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or coursework or experience working in an archives, special collections department, or museum

        Experience or formal training in the development of digital collections

        Knowledge of digital preservation

        Experience with content management systems and digital repositories

        Knowledge of bibliographic conventions, and experience searching online catalogs
or databases

 


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
12-14-2016

Application deadline:
Open Until Filled

Apply at:
https://ringling.simplehire.com

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Institutional Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Ringling College of Art and Design

Job Location:
Central Florida

Address:
Alfred R. Goldstein Library

Address 2:
2700 N. Tamiami Trail

City:
Sarasota

Zip:
34234

County:
Sarasota


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Ringling College of Art and Design

Address:
Alfred R. Goldstein Library

Address 2:
2700 N. Tamiami Trail

City:
Sarasota

State:
FL

Zip:
34234

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Pat Dixon

Contact Email:
hrmail@ringling.edu

Contact Phone:
941-359-7554

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Apply on-line at https://ringling.simplehire.com


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